Nov. 20, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va—The Virginia wrestling team defeated Lock Haven, 24-16, and Maryland, 22-13, in its first home meets of the season Sunday afternoon (Nov. 20) at Memorial Gymnasium in Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers (2-2) won the first five weight classes against Lock Haven (1-1) on the way to a 24-16 win before using three bonus-point wins to pace a 22-13 win over Maryland (0-2).
“I’m really excited about what we saw today,” UVA head wrestling coach Steve Garland said. “I thought our team wrestled aggressively all day and was attacking well. I said last week how much I like this group and I will say it again.”
Freshman Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) led the way for the Cavaliers with two technical falls at 125 pounds, defeating Lock Haven’s Brandon Loperfido, 15-0, and Maryland’s Alex Vargas, 17-2.
Redshirt junior Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) earned a fall against Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop and also picked up a win against Maryland’s Danny Boychuck, 8-2, at 157 pounds.
At 141 pounds, redshirt senior George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) picked up two major decisions, first against LHU’s Ronald Perry, 17-7, and then against the Terps’ Billy Rappo, 12-2.
Also earning two victories on the day was graduate student Ray Bethea (Trenton, N.J.) at 174 pounds.
“They are improving each week and we told them again tonight we are very excited to see what they look like come March,” Garland said. “It is a long season and we can get a lot better along the way.”
In the neutral-site dual match to start the day, Lock Haven won the final four weight classed to come from behind and defeat Maryland, 20-18.
Up next, Virginia will send wrestlers on the road next weekend to compete at the Mat Town Open in Lock Haven, Pa. on Sunday (Nov. 27). The Cavaliers will then continue to wrestle on the road, traveling for dual meets at Gardner-Webb (Dec. 2) and at No. 24 Chattanooga (Dec. 4).
Virginia 24, Lock Haven 16
125: No. 17 Jack Mueller (UVA) tech. fall Brandon Loperfido (LHU), 15-0 (4:51); UVA 5, LHU 0
133: Will Mason (UVA) dec. Joe Ghione (LHU), 4-1; UVA 8, LHU 0
141: No. 9 George DiCamillo (UVA) major dec. Ronald Perry (LHU), 17-7; UVA 12, LHU 0
149: Sam Krivus (UVA) dec. Patrick Duggan (LHU), 6-1; UVA 15, LHU 0
157: Andrew Atkinson (UVA) fall Kyle Shoop (LHU), 1:43; UVA 21, LHU 0
165: Jared Siegrist (LHU) fall Cam Harrell (UVA), 7:38 (in SV-1); UVA 21, LHU 6
174: Ray Bethea (UVA) dec. Tyler Wood (LHU), 7-3; UVA 24, LHU 6
184: Corey Hazel (LHU) dec. Will Schany (UVA), 7-4; UVA 24, LHU 9
197: Adam Mackie (LHU) dec. Chance McClure (UVA), 7-4; UVA 24, LHU 12
Hwt: Thomas Haines (LHU) major dec. Tyler Love (UVA), 15-1; UVA 24, LHU 16
Virginia 22, Maryland 13
125: No. 17 Jack Mueller (UVA) tech. fall Alex Vargas, 17-2 (3:53); UVA 5, UMD 0
133: No. 12 Tyler Goodwin major dec. Will Mason (UVA), 8-0; UVA 5, UMD 4
141: No. 9 George DiCamillo (UVA) major dec. Billy Rappo, 12-2; UVA 9, UMD 4
149: No. 17 Alfred Bannister dec. in TB-1 Sam Krivus (UVA), 2-1; UVA 9, UMD 7
157: Andrew Atkinson (UVA) dec. Danny Boychuck, 8-2; UVA 12, UMD 7
165: Cam Harrell (UVA) major dec. Patrick Gerish, 16-7; UVA 16, UMD 7
174: Ray Bethea (UVA) dec. Sam Rowell, 8-5; UVA 19, UMD 7
184: Will Schany (UVA) dec. Idris White, 6-5; UVA 22, UMD 7
197: David-Brian Whisler dec. Chance McClure (UVA), 7-4; UVA 22, UMD 10
Hwt: Youssif Hemida dec. in SV-1 Chuck Boddy (UVA), 3-1; UVA 22, UMD 13
Lock Haven 20, Maryland 18
125: Jake Field (LH) major dec. Michael Beck (UMD), 12-2; LH 4, UMD 0
133: Tyler Goodwin (UMD) fall (1:45) Lewis Williams (LH); UMD 6, LH 4
141: Ronald Perry (LH) dec. Bill Rappo, 6-1; LH 7, UMD 6
149: No. 17 Alfred Bannister (UMD) dec. Kyle Schoop (LH), 9-7; UMD 9, LH 7
157: Danny Boychuck (UMD) fall (6:31) Kyle Hammond (LH); UMD 15, LH 7
165: Patrick Gerish (UMD) dec. Jared Siegrist (LH), 8-6; UMD 18, LH 7
174: Tyler Wood (LH) dec. Sam Rowell (UMD), 3-0; UMD 18, LH 10
184: Corey Hazel (LH) major dec. Idris White (UMD), 18-7; UMD 18, LH 14
197: Tristan Sponseller (LH) dec. David-Brian Whisler (UMD), 12-7; UMD 18, LH 17
Hwt: Thomas Haines (LH) dec. Youssif Hemida (UMD), 8-1; LH 20, UMD 18
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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