InterMat Wrestling – Virginia Tech dominates Duke

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DURHAM, N.C. — No. 12 Virginia Tech notched seven bonus point victories and won nine of 10 bouts as the Hokies handled Duke, 40-3, on Friday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Tech (8-2, 2-0 ACC) tallied two pins, four major decisions and received a forfeit at 133 pounds. At 184, Zack Zavatsky became just the 12th Hokie to register 100 career wins with his 18-9 major decision over Duke’s Kaden Russell.

The Hokies return to action next Friday when the take on North Carolina at 6:30 p.m. in Chapel Hill.

MATCH NOTES

  • The Hokies have now won eight consecutive duals and have beaten 20 of its last 21 ACC opponents.
  • Tech’s seven bonus wins are its most of the season.
  • Zavatsky currently ranks 12th on the program’s all-time wins list and is six victories away from tying Chris Diaz for 11th.
  • The Hokies’ first three wins of the night went for bonus points including Joey Prata’s fourth major decision of the season and Mitch Moore’s ninth pin of the year.

    Moore’s win by fall came 45 seconds into the bout was his seventh first period fall of the season.
  • Ryan Blees pushed the pace and had multiple leg attacks but it wasn’t enough to knock off sixth-ranked Mitch Finesilver, whose third period takedown with a minute to go made it 3-1.
  • 17th-ranked Matt Finesilver had won seven-straight matches entering the night but David McFadden used two takedowns and two near fall to win it 6-2.
  • Billy Miller’s win by fall at 1:11 was his first pin as a Hokie.

    Results:

    125: Joey Prata (Virginia Tech) over Harrison Campbell (Duke) (MD 14-2)

    133: #12 Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech) over Unknown (For.)

    141: Mitch Moore (Virginia Tech) over Josh Finesilver (Duke) (Fall 0:45)

    149: #6 Mitch Finesilver (Duke) over Ryan Blees (Virginia Tech) (Dec 3-1)

    157: BC LaPrade (Virginia Tech) over Ben Anderson (Duke) (MD 14-5)

    165: #8 Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech) over Zach Finesilver (Duke) (MD 18-5)

    174: #7 David McFadden (Virginia Tech) over #17 Matt Finesilver (Duke) (Dec 6-2)

    184: #7 Zachary Zavatsky (Virginia Tech) over Kaden Russell (Duke) (MD 18-9)

    197: #7 Tom Sleigh (Virginia Tech) over Alec Schenk (Duke) (Dec 3-2)

    285: #18 Billy Miller (Virginia Tech) over Araad Fisher (Duke) (Fall 1:11)





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