Nov. 30, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 11 Virginia wrestling team won two of its three matches Saturday at the Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y. The Cavaliers defeated Clarion (21-13) and Rutgers (22-9) and lost to Lehigh (19-14).
"I am very proud of our team," Virginia head coach Steve Garland said. "They are banged up and fought like crazy to make that dual so close (against Lehigh). We were in a dogfight this weekend and our battle scars are pretty evident. We have technical things to fix, and I am excited to get back to work Monday. I love this team."
Gus Sako (R-Jr., Cleveland, Ohio) and Nick Sulzer (R-Jr., Cleveland, Ohio) each swept through their three matches Saturday. Sulzer scored bonus points in all three of his bouts and continued his early-season assault; he is now 9-0 on the year and has won by bonus points in each.
The Lehigh match came down to the final bout in a 16-14 contest, with UVa's Ethan Hayes (R-So., New Lebanon, Ohio) and Lehigh's Doug Vallaro going to overtime in the heavyweight match before Vallaro scored the winning takedown to secure the individual and team victory.
In the opener against Clarion, UVa fell into a 6-3 hole before rattling off five straight wins from 149 to 197 pounds, including consecutive major decisions from Sulzer, Stephen Doty (R-Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) and Jon Fausey (R-Sr., Dalmatia, Pa.) at 165, 174 and 184, respectively.
The Cavaliers were in control throughout against a solid Rutgers team, winning seven of 10 matches. Joseph Martinez (R-So., Platteville, Colo.) picked up a good win at 133 pounds with a 6-2 decision over 18th-ranked Vincent Dellefave.
Virginia's tough fall slate continues next Friday and Saturday when the Cavaliers travel to Las Vegas to compete in the Cliff Keen/Las Vegas Invitational.
Virginia 21, Clarion 13
125- Nick Herrmann (UVa) DEC Jonathan Mele (Clarion), 12-6
133- Sam Sherlock (Clar) DEC Joseph Martinez (UVa), 10-5
141- Tyler Bedelyon (Clar) DEC No. 11 Joe Spisak (UVa), 5-1
149- No. 11 Gus Sako (UVa) DEC No. 17 Justin Arthur (Clar), 8-5
157- Austin Matthews (Clar) DEC Blaise Butler (UVa), 13-8
165- No. 4 Nick Sulzer (UVa) MAJ Michael Pavasko (Clar), 16-6
174- No. 17 Stephen Doty (UVa) MAJ Ryan Darch (Clar), 11-1
184- No. 17 Jon Fausey (UVa) MAJ Dustin Conti (Clar), 9-0
197- Zach Nye (UVa) DEC Brandon Contreras (Clar), 3-1
285- Evan Daley (Clar) MAJ Collin Campbell (UVa), 11-2
Virginia 22, Rutgers 9
125- Nick Herrmann (UVa) DEC Scott DelVecchio (Rut), 7-5
133- Joseph Martinez (UVa) DEC No. 18 Vincent Dellefave (Rut), 6-2
141- Tyson Dippery (Rut) DEC Justin Van Hoose (UVa), 8-2
149- No. 11 Gus Sako (UVa) DEC Ken Theobold (Rut), 5-2
157- Blaise Butler (UVa) DEC Anthony Perrotti (Rut), 3-0
165- No. 4 Nick Sulzer (UVa) MAJ Nick Visicaro (Rut), 12-4
174- No. 17 Stephen Doty (UVa) DEC Phillip Bakuckas (Rut), 5-3
184- No. 17 Jon Fausey (UVa) DEC Daniel Seidenberg (Rut), 6-0
197- Hayden Hrymack (Rut) DEC Patrick Gillen (UVa), 8-4
285- Billy Smith (Rut) DEC Ethan Hayes (UVa), 3-1
Lehigh 19, Virginia 14
125- Darian Cruz (Lehigh) DEC Nick Herrmann (UVa), 4-2
133- No. 6 Mason Beckman (Lehigh) MAJ Joseph Martinez (UVa), 10-1
141- No. 15 Laike Gardner (Lehigh) DEC No. 11 Joe Spisak (UVa), 7-5
149- No. 11 Gus Sako (UVa) DEC Mitch Minotti (Lehigh), 3-2
157- No. 8 Joey Napoli (Lehigh) DEC Blaise Butler (UVa), 8-7
165- No. 4 Nick Sulzer (UVa) TF Brian Brill (Lehigh)
174- Elliot Riddick (Lehigh) DEC No. 17 Stephen Doty (UVa), 4-3
184- James Suvak (UVa) DEC Zach Diekel (Lehigh), 5-4
197- Zach Nye (UVa) DEC John Bolich (Lehigh), 3-1
285- Doug Vollaro (Lehigh) SV Ethan Hayes (UVa), 4-2
*Rankings according to Amateur Wrestling News
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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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