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Jan. 31, 1998

Cavaliers Sweep Weekend Wrestling Matches

Defeat Duke, 33-3 and N.C. State, 25-12

DURHAM, NC-- In the weekend's opening match against ACC-rival Duke, Virginia won the first six bouts, including a pin by Jason Mutarelli (N. Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) at 134, to take a 23-0 lead and went on to defeat the Blue Devils (5-1, 0-1 ACC) 33-3. The win was the Cavaliers' first ACC win of the season.

Virginia's Steve Garland (Middletown, N.Y./Middletown) scored a major decision at 118 with a 16-5 victory over Steve Sentner. Matt Roth (Wescosville, Pa./Parkland) defeated Chris Heckel 4-3 at 126, setting up Mutarelli's pin of Sean Meakim. Jon Frent (Short Hills, N.J./Millburn), Jim Harshaw (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley), and Alex Leykikh (West Hartford, Conn./Hall) helped stake the Cavaliers to the 23-0 lead before Duke scored with a Matt Mapes decision over John Qualter (Short Hills, N.J./Millburn). Tom Shaw (Wichita, Kan./Derby), Martius Harding (Baltimore, Md./McDonough) and Jason Majestic (Patchogue, N.Y./Medford) closed out the win for the Cavaliers with wins in the final three contests.

In the Saturday match against the Wolfpack (5-7, 2-1 ACC) , Garland started out again with a major decision, this one coming over Lee Carroll with a 16-4 victory. Tommy Davis of NC State pulled the 'Pack to within one with a 3-2 decision over Roth, but Mutarelli put the Cavaliers ahead by four with a 9-2 decision over James Kocher . Frent's pin of Adam Connor at 142 gave the Cavaliers a 13-3 lead, but the 'Pack got those six points back with a forfeit victory at 150. But the Cavaliers (5-6, 2-1 ACC) closed the door with four consecutive victories at 158, 167, 177, and 190 to take a 25-9 lead.

The Cavaliers continue their season this weekend with another ACC contest against Maryland. The match against the Terrapins is slated to begin at 6:00 pm on Friday, Febraury 6. The season continues with a triple-header against Howard, Old Dominion, and Blair Academy on Saturday beginning at 1:00 pm.

Wt  Result  (UVA-Duke)                                  (UVA-NCSU)
118 Garland (V) dec. Sentner                16-5  4-0   Garland (VA) maj. dec. Carroll      16-4  4-0
126 Roth (V) dec. Heckel                    4-3   7-0   Davis (N)  dec. Roth                3-2   4-3
134 Mutarelli (V) WBF Meakim                2:14  13-0  Mutarelli (V) dec. Kocher           9-2   7-3
142 Frent (V) dec. Cameron Stock            5-2   16-0  Frent WBF Adam Connor               2:15  13-3
150 Harshaw (V) dec. Deuce Harris           9-3   19-0  John Growchowski WB              Forfeit  13-9  
158 Alex Leykikh (V) maj dec. Bill Morris   14-1  23-0  Leykikh (V) dec. Kevin Farnham      7-0   16-9
167 Mapes (D) dec. Qualter (V)              3-2   23-3  John Qualter (V) dec. Kevin Boross  3-2   19-9
177 Tom Shaw (V) dec. Dion Santo            14-8  26-3  Shaw (V) dec. Jeff Green            4-3   22-9
190 Harding (V) mej. dec. Jesse Raia        18-6  30-3  Harding dec. James Vanni            8-3   25-9
HWT Jason Majestic (V) dec.Alex Hunt        4-3   33-3  Billy Blunt (N)  dec. Majestic      9-4   25-12
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