Feb. 16, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia wrestling team
returned to dual match action tonight when the Cavaliers faced their
Atlantic Coast Conference rivals, the Maryland Terrapins, in Memorial
Gymnasium. UVa jumped out to an early 20-0 lead after the first five
matches and cruised to a 27-10 ACC victory. The win was the Cavaliers
first in the conference this season.
Virginia's Steve Mazzola (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edwards) put UVa
ahead 6-0 and for good in the opening match by pinning Maryland's Maike
Tomaino at 4:25 in the 174 pound class. UVa's Ryan McGrath (Blairstown,
N.J./Blair Academy) followed Mazzola's fall with a 14-6 major decision
victory over Mark Reid in the 184 pound class to make it a 10-0 Virginia
The Cavaliers' Jimi Massey (Williamsport, Md./Williamsport) and
Josh Etu (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) kept the momentum going for the
'Hoos by posting 5-3 victories in the 197 lbs. and heavyweight class,
respectively. Massey topped Maryland's Bob Vorhies and Etu defeated Jeremy
Duncan. Virginia's Steve Garland (Middletown, N.Y./Middletown), ranked
7th in the country, earned a 14-3 major decision win over the Terrapins'
Matt Pandullo in the 125 pound class to give Virginia a 20-0 lead after
claiming the first five consecutive matches of the evening.
Maryland finally got on the scoreboard when the Terrapins won
back-to-back matches at 133 lbs. and 141 lbs. Maryland's Brandon York
topped UVa's Toby MacDonald (Venice, Fla./Venice) by the score of 6-5 at
133 and the Terrapins' Mark Mansuetto recorded a 16-6 major decision
victory over Virginia's Dave Takseraas (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) at 141 lbs.
to make the team score 20-7 in favor of UVa through seven matches.
However, the Cavaliers would go on to claim two of the last three
matches after UVa's John Pozniak (State College, Pa./State College) posted
a 12-4 major decision win over Grant Newman in the 149 pound class and
Virginia's Don Carlo-Clauss (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia) edged
Maryland's Rob Booth by the score of 5-3 in the 157 pound class.
The Terrapins' Josh Weidman defeated the Cavaliers' Brian Muir
(Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) by the score of 4-2 in the final match
of the evening in the 165 pound class.
With the win, Virginia improves its record to 4-5 overall, 1-1 in
the ACC. Maryland falls to 4-3 overall, 2-2 in the conference with the
The Cavaliers will return to action on Sunday, February 20th when
Virginia competes against the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Duke
Blue Devils. UVa will wrestle N.C. State at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh,
N.C. at 2:00 p.m. Following Virginia's match with NCSU, the Cavaliers will
travel to Durham, N.C. to face Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 6:00 p.m.
Both ACC dual matches were rescheduled after inclimate weather postponed
the originally scheduled dates set for January 28th (Duke) and 29th (N.C.
Maryland will return to action on Saturday, February 19th when the
Terrapins face Old Dominion and Delaware State at 2:00 p.m.
|Wgt.||Results||Result||Team Score (V/M)|
|174||Steve Mazzola (UVa) def. Maike Tomaino (Md.)||Fall @ 4:25||6-0|
|184||Ryan McGrath (UVa) def. Mark Reid (Md.)||MD 14-6||10-0|
|197||Jimi Massey (UVa) def. Bob Vorhies (Md.)||5-3||13-0|
|HWT||Josh Etu (UVa) def. Jeremy Duncan (Md.)||5-3||16-0|
|125||Steve Garland (UVa) def. Matt Pandullo (Md.)||MD 14-3||20-0|
|133||Brandon York (Md.) def. Toby MacDonald (UVa) ||6-5||20-3|
|141||Mark Mansuetto (Md.) def. Dave Takseraas (UVa)||MD 16-6||20-7|
|149||John Pozniak (UVa) def. Grant Newman (Md.)||MD 12-4||24-7|
|157||Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. Rob Booth (Md.)||5-3||27-7|
|165||Josh Weidman (Md.) def. Brian Muir (UVa)||4-2||27-10|