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Jan. 23, 1998

Cavaliers Drop Meet to Tar Heels, 18-12

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia took a 13-6 lead after Alex Leykikh (West Hartford, CT/Hall) defeated Jamie Groudle 8-6 at 158 pounds, but the Tar Heels won the last four bouts to defeat the Cavaliers 18-12. The Carolina win extended their streak against the Cavaliers to 23 consecutive matches over 24 years.

The Cavaliers got on the board as Matt Roth (Wescosville, Pa./Parkland) defeated C. C. Fisher 4-1 at 126 pounds to tie the match at 3-3. Virginia moved ahead 7-3 as Jason Mutarelli (N. Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) scored a major decision over Josh Cowley 11-2. Carolina pulled within one at 7-6 as John Mark Bentley defeated John Pozniak (State College, Pa./State College) 8-6. Jim Harshaw (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) gave the Cavaliers a four-point cushion with a 7-1 defeat of Robert Lord at 150-pounds.

After Leykikhs win at 158, the Tar Heels won at 167 as Tom Bogan defeated John Qualter (Short Hills, N.J./Millburn) 3-1 behind two penalty points for Bogan as Qualter was called for stalling. Scott Reese (Annandale, VA/Annandale) lost a close bout to Corey Bell 4-1 at 177.

In the 190-pound bout, which featured #7 Scott Stay against #16 Martius Harding (Baltimore, Md./McDonough), Harding had an 9-8 lead in the final period but Stay took him down with 30 seconds on the clock for the win as the Tar Heels went ahead 15-13. A team point deduction for the Cavliers for unsportsmanlike conduct was assessed, which dropped the score to 15-12. Joe Hummels defeat of Jason Majestic (Patchogue, NY/Medford) put the final score at 18-12 in favor of the Tar Heels.

The Cavaliers continue their dual match season tomorrow as they face the Hokie s of Virginia Tech and the Bulldogs of the Citradel. The match against the Hokies will begin at 2:00 pm and the Bulldogs and the Hoos will tangle at 5:00 pm.

Match by Match Results

Wt  Result                                      Team Score (VA-UNC)
118 Chuckie Connor (NC) dec. Steve Garland  8-4     0-3
126 Roth (VA) dec. Fisher                   4-1     3-3
134 Mutarelli (VA) dec. Cowley             11-2     7-3
142 Bentley (NC) dec. Pozniak (VA)          8-6     7-6
150 Harshaw (VA) dec. Lord                  7-1     10-6    
158 Leykikh (VA) dec. Groudle               8-6     13-6
167 Tom Bogan (NC) dec. John Qualter        3-1     13-9
177 Corey Bell (NC) dec. Scott Reese        4-1     13-12
190 Scott Stay (NC) dec. Harding            6-3     13-15
-1 team point for unsportsmanlike conduct, Virginia 12-15
HWT Hummel (NC) maj. dec. Majestic          8-4     12-18
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