VIRGINIA 34, UTC 11
(Meet started at 125 pounds)
125 — Jack Mueller (V) tech. fall Alonzo Allen, 3:00; 133 — Will Mason (V) pinned Chris DeBien, 2:13; 141 — George DiCamillo (V) pinned Roman Boylen, 2:13; 149 — Sam Krivus (V) dec. Dylanger Potter, 9-3; 157 — Andrew Atkinson (V) tech. fall Brandon Filosi, 3:17; 165 — Cam Harrell (V) pinned Justin Lampe, 6:47; 174 — Ray Bethea (V) dec. Sean Mappes, 7-5 SV1; 184 — Bryce Carr (UTC) major dec. Will Schany, 17-5; 197 — Clay Dent (UTC) dec. Chance McClure, 6-1; 285 — Jared Johnson (UTC) major dec. Tyler Love, 8-0. Records: Virginia 4-2; UTC (2-2).
It was an amazing day on the wrestling mat, one of surreal proportions, for the visiting Virginia Cavaliers.
They picked up bonus points in five of the first six bouts en route to a 34-11 victory over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Sunday at Maclellan Gym.
"I'm proud of this team right now," said Virginia coach Steve Garland, whose team improved to 4-2. "They wrestled fantastically today. We were stingy defensively, won all the close ones, and scored bonus points early and often.
"We have been preaching to our team that when they get a guy near his back, they have to nail it down. They did that today. We found ways to come back and win when needed and rack up points for the bonus when needed."
The Mocs (2-2) managed just three wins, all in the final bouts. Bryce Carr (184 pounds) and heavyweight Jared Johnson secured major decisions and Clay Dent (195) posted a decision.
The Cavaliers' bonus points came on technical falls from Jack Mueller (125) and Andrew Atkinson (157) and the pins from Will Mason (133), George DiCamillo (141) and Cam Harrell (165).
The Mocs will wrestle at Ohio on Dec. 16 and Kent State two days later before hosting the annual Southern Scuffle on Jan. 1-2 at McKenzie Arena.