Jan. 25, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - - - The Virginia wrestling team opens up Atlantic Coast Conference action this weekend when the Cavaliers wrestle at North Carolina (4-6-, 1-1 ACC) Friday and against Virginia Tech Sunday in the Comcast Commonwealth Challenge. Virginia takes on North Carolina at Carmichael Auditorium at 7 p.m. The Hokies (5-6, 0-1 ACC) and Cavaliers will wrestle at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Christopher's School in Richmond.
Virginia enters this weekend 4-5 overall in dual meets. The Cavaliers are coming off a 20-15 home win over UNC Greensboro.
Sophomore Eric Albright leads the Cavaliers having compiled a 23-6 record this season. He is ranked 12th nationally at 133 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Rocco Caponi is 25-6 at 184 pounds. He ranks 18th nationally.
UNC junior Drew Forshey is the reigning ACC Wrestler of the Week and sports a 13-7 mark at 125 pounds.
Steve Ratley leads the Hokies. Ratley is 21-11 at 174 pounds, while Steve Borja is 18-6 at 184 pounds.
After this weekend's action, the Cavaliers will travel to wrestle at Ohio and against Ashland next weekend. Ohio will host both teams in a tri-meet.
Virginia Probable Starters
157-Mike Sewell/Beau Fisher
HWT-Scott Smith/Jack Danilkowicz
UNC Probable Starters
125: Drew Forshey (Jr., 13-7)
133: #11 Evan Sola (Sr., 9-3) OR?Bobby Shaw (Sr., 3-5)
141: Mike Rappo (Fr., 9-10)
149: Vincent Ramirez (So., 10-7)
157: Ben Fiacco (Fr.-RS, 12-11)
165: #15 Keegan Mueller (Jr., 21-6)
174: Daniel Llamas (So., 2-5) OR Jake Forestiere (So., 0-5)
184: Robert McCarthy (Fr.-RS, 10-12)
197: David Dashiell (Sr., 1-1) OR Dennis Drury (Fr.-RS, 9-10)
HWT: #10 Spencer Nadolsky (Sr., 17-6)
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
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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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