Canon-McMillan (19-2) earned its 13th trip to the WPIAL Class AAA Team Tournament title match with a convincing 46-20 win against Kiski Area (14-2) in the semifinals, held Friday, Jan. 4 at Chartiers Valley High School.
"I've been telling the kids all week that eventhough we are the defending champions we want to be the hunters, not the hunted," said Canon-McMillan coach Chris Mary, also referring to last year's win over Kiski Area in the title match. "Our kids have been here before and knew how to handle the pressure."
The semifinal match began at 160 pounds. Kiski Area jumped out to a 14-6 lead with wins in four of the first five bouts, but Canon-McMillan recorded eight consecutive wins, including four via pins and two technical falls, to easily claim the victory.