Jan. 24, 1998
Cavaliers Defeat Virginia Tech 25-12
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia took a 9-0 lead after Matt Roth (Wescosville, Pa./Parkland) pinned Jeremy Gaysek at the 4:04 mark of the 126-pound bout and the Cavaliers (2-6) never looked back as they defeated the Hokies of Virginia Tech (1-3) 25-12 today in Memorial Gymnasium.
Virginia got on the board first as Steve Garland (Middletown, N.Y./Middletown) defeated Mike Mercado 8-2to put the Cavaliers up 3-0. Roth's pin gave the Cavaliers the 9-0 lead before Sean Gray downed Jason Mutarelli (N. Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) 4-2 to give the Hokies some points at 9-3. Jon Frent (Short Hills, N.J./Millburn) added to the Cavaliers lead as he nipped David Inkman 2-1 at 142-pounds. The Hokies battled back with a 5-2 win at 150 pounds as Chris Martin bested Jim Harshaw (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley). The Cavaliers won all four contested matches after that, with Tech's six team points coming from a forfeit win at 190. Alex Leykikh (W. Hartford, Conn./Hall) scored a major decision at 158 with a 14-4 decision over Eric Hall.
Virginia continues its season today with a match against the Citadel at 5:00 pm.RESULTS
Wt Result Team Score (UVA-VPI) 118 Garland (V) dec. Mercado 8-2 3-0 126 Roth (V) WBF Gaysek 4:04 9-0 134 Gray (VPI) dec. Mutarelli 4-2 9-3 142 Frent (V) dec. Inkman 2-1 12-3 150 Martin (VPI)_dec. Harshaw 5-2 12-6 158 Alex Leykikh (V) maj dec. Eric Hall 14-4 16-6 167 John Qualter (V) dec. Jarrod Martin 3-2 19-6 177 Tom Shaw (V) dec. Christian Basnight 4-0 22-6 190 Ward Hugh (VPI) WB Forfeit 22-12 HWT Jason Majestic (V) dec. Brent Orwig 2-0 25-12
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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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