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