“(North Torrance) is a tough team, a real tough team,” said Glenn coach Monico Enriquez, “(but) I thought we had a good chance to be in the finals. … I thought the kids had a legitimate shot. I never doubted it.” Beginning at 145 pounds, the Saxons claimed victories in the first three matches for an 11-0 lead. Isaias Gastelo got the Eagles on the board with a pin at 171 but a loss at 189 put Glenn down 17-6. TORRANCE – Glenn High wrestling coach Monico Enriquez figures North Torrance is the second-best team the Eagles faced this year, behind only West Covina. That means West Covina must be one heck of a team. Glenn reached the semifinals Saturday of the CIF Southern Section Division II Dual Meet Championships. But there they faced the Saxons of North Torrance, the tournament hosts, and were defeated 44-30. The Eagles held a brief 18-17 edge following pins from 215-pounder Matt Granillo and heavyweight Juan Enriquez. But the Saxons took the lead back with a major decision at 103 pounds and were never really threatened again. That’s when Granillo and Enriquez came through. Each recorded a first-period pin for 12 combined points and an 18-17 lead. “Those guys came through today,” said Enriquez. “They’re key guys. They know their roles.” Kevin Mai, however, earned North Torrance four points with a major decision and Ryan Giovenco recorded a pin at 112 for a 27-18 lead. Glenn’s Juan Arceo, normally a 125-pounder, earned a pin at 130 pounds and Danny Diaz closed the match with a pin at 140 pounds. The Eagles, champions of the Suburban League, opened competition Saturday with a 66-10 victory against Redlands East Valley. They followed that by defeating Irvine, 33-29. Mayfair also opened with a victory, 31-29 over A.B. Miller. Trailing 29-28 going into the final match, the Monsoons’ Johar Osorio (130) scored a late takedown in the third period and won 2-0. Aaron Tucker (160), Kevin Cummings (171) and Tony Burnett (189) also had key victories. But things came to an end for Mayfair in the second round against Royal. Despite victories from Anthony Brown (103), Anthony Kaouri (112), Richard Alarcon (119), Osorio, Cummins and Brandon Scott (215), the Monsoons lost 41-28. “To our kids’ credit, they never gave up all year,” said Mayfair coach Rich Lake, whose team was the Suburban League runner-up. “They kept fighting all year long.” The Monsoons competed without 145-pounder Jeremiah Miles, who finished sixth at CIF a year ago. Miles is rehabbing an injury and will compete at next week’s CIF Individual Tournament at Marina High. David Felton can be reached at [email protected] or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!