HOPEWELL, Va. The Virginia wrestling team captured eight of 10 weight classes Friday night in a 28-6 victory over George Mason at Hopewell High School in Hopewell, Va. The Cavaliers won their first four bouts, highlighted by a Brent Jones (Jr., Burke, Va.) win over No. 8 Cayle Byers at 197 pounds. Jones is ranked No. 20 nationally by InterMat.
UVa (9-8) sprung to a quick 13-0 advantage after four matches. The dual opened at 174 pounds, where No. 9 Chris Henrich (So., Lansdale, Pa.) won a 4-3 decision over Bagna Tovuuja, the reigning CAA Rookie of the Week. No. 16 Rocco Caponi (Sr., Uniontown, Ohio) followed with a 10-1 major decision over Zach Ulm at 184.
Jones pushed the lead to 10-0 with a 3-1 decision over Byers, scoring the match’s lone takedown in the second period. Calvin Cardillo (Jr., Alexandria, Va.) then dominated Mike Peterson 11-4 at heavyweight to give UVa a 13-0 lead.
After a GMU decision at 125, UVa ran off three straight wins to take a 25-3 lead. Matt Bonson (So., Lewistown, Pa.) scored a 6-2 win over Denny Herndon at 133, Derek Valenti (Fr., Newton, N.J.) notched a tech fall over Josh Maddox at 141 and Peter Ferrara (Sr., Doylestown, Pa.) recorded a 10-1 major decision over Maurice Lemming.
Mike Sewell (Sr., Bothell, Wash.) closed the Cavaliers’ night on a high note, scoring a 3-2 win over Jimmy Kaden at 165 pounds after scoring a takedown late in the third period to break a 1-all tie.
George Mason drops to 4-7-1 in duals with the defeat.
Virginia returns to the Richmond area at 1 p.m. Saturday, battling No. 13 Virginia Tech in the Rumble on the River at Deep Run High School.
Virginia 28, George Mason 6
174 No. 9 Chris Henrich (UVa) dec. Bagna Tovuuja (GMU), 4-3; UVa 3-0
184 No. 16 Rocco Caponi (UVa) major dec. Zach Ulm (GMU), 10-1; UVa 7-0
197 No. 20 Brent Jones (UVa) dec. No. 8 Cayle Byers (GMU), 3-1; UVa 10-0
285 Calvin Cardillo (UVa) dec. Mike Peterson (GMU) 11-4; UVa 13-0
125 Brian Wright (GMU) dec. Wyatt Anderson (UVa) 12-6; UVa 13-3
133 Matt Bonson (UVa) dec. Denny Herndon (GMU) 6-2; UVa 16-3
141 Derek Valenti (UVa) tech fall Josh Maddox (GMU), 19-3; UVa 21-3
149 Peter Ferrara (UVa) major dec. Maurice Fleming (GMU), 10-1; UVa 25-3
157 Frankie McLaughlin (GMU) dec. Jedd Moore (UVa), 5-2; UVa 25-6
165 Mike Sewell (UVa) dec. Jimmy Kaden (GMU), 3-2; UVa 28-6
Cavaliers Looking to Build MomentumWomen's Basketball11/22/17Virginia (2-3) will play twice this weekend in the Cavalier Classic at John Paul Jones Arena: Saturday against Harvard and Sunday against Duquesne.'Hoos Eager to Seize Opportunity Friday NightFootball11/21/17At 8 p.m. Friday, in the annual battle for the Commonwealth Clash, UVA (6-5 overall, 3-4 ACC) meets Virginia Tech (8-3, 4-3) at Scott Stadium.Hunter Dazzles as 'Hoos Stay UnbeatenMen's Basketball11/19/17Behind a career-high 23 points from redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter, unbeaten Virginia defeated Monmouth 73-53 on Sunday at JPJ.
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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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