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Feb. 10, 2002

The University of Virginia wrestling team lost to the Virginia Tech Hokies this afternoon by a score of 21-19. Despite taking six of the day’s ten matches, the Hokies outscored the Cavaliers in team scoring.

The Hokies built an early 9-0 lead, taking the first two matches of the day. Tech’s Scott Justus defeated UVa’s Steve Mazzola (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edwards) in the 184 weight class by fall at 2:23. The Cavaliers’ Andrew DeMartino (McLean, Va./Jefferson) fell to Canaan Prater of the Hokies by a score of 9-3 in the 197 weight class.

UVa responded by taking the next two matches, as HWT Ryan Painter (Rainelle, W.V./Rainelle) defeated Pete Pool of Tech by a score of 10-3. At 125, Byron Dunlap (York, Pa./Dallastown) came away with a 9-4 decision against Tech’s Geoff Head, bringing the team score to 9-6.

David Hoffman of Tech pinned UVa’s Ryan Stewart (Dumfries, Va./Potomac) at 2:06 in the 133 weight class to create a 15-6 lead for the Hokies. At 141, Bob Seidel (Wall, N.J./Wall) of the Cavaliers fell to Sean Gray of the Hokies by fall at 2:03, increasing Tech’s lead to 21-6.

The Cavaliers next posted four consecutive victories, beginning with Paul Dunstan’s (Oberlin, Ohio/St. Edwards) overtime victory over Reed Carpenter, 3-3. in the 149 weight class. Tim Foley (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) of Virginia defeated Mike Cox of the Hokies at 157 to make the team score 21-12.

Virginia’s Don Carlo-Clauss (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia) posted a major decision victory over Jerome Villanueva of Tech at 165, giving Virginia three more team points, making the team score 21-16. In the 174 weight class, Will Durkee (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Acd.) of the Cavaliers completed the day’s competition with a victory over Tomas Ovalle, 8-4.

Despite their four consecutive match victories to close out the day, the Cavaliers could not overcome Tech’s lead in team scoring. With the loss, Virginia drops to 3-9 overall and remains 0-1 in the conference.

Virginia will return to action on Saturday, February 16th when the Cavaliers travel to Durham, N.C. to face the Duke Blue Devils in a dual match. Competition is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.

Team ScoreVirginia Tech		21Virginia		19

Weight Opponents Result Score UVa/VT184 Scott Justus (VT) def. Steve Mazzola (UVa) Fall @ 2:23 0-6197 Canaan Prater (VT) def. Andrew DeMartino (UVa) 9-3 0-9HWT Ryan Painter (UVa) def. Pete Pool (VT) 10-3 3-9125 Byron Dunlap (UVa) def. Geoff Head (VT) 9-4 6-9133 David Hoffman (VT) def. Ryan Stewart (UVa) Fall @ 2:06 6-15141 Sean Gray (VT) def. Bob Seidel (UVa) Fall @ 2:03 6-21149 Paul Dunstan (UVa) def. Reed Carpenter (VT) 3-3 (OT, R.O.) 9-21157 Tim Foley (UVa) def. Mike Cox (VT) 2-0 12-21165 Don Carlo-Clauss (UVa) def. Jerome Villanueva (VT) MD, 13-5 16-21174 Will Durkee (UVa) def. Tomas Ovalle (VT) 8-4 19-21

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