Story Links

Feb. 16, 2002

DURHAM, N.C. – The Virginia wrestling squad defeated Duke 28-11 on Saturday. Virginia’s Brian Muir opened the match with an 8-4 decision over MattHoover at 174-pounds. Jimi Massey followed with a9-1 major decision versus Frank Cornely to spot theCavaliers to a 7-0 advantage. Massey registered a takedown with justthree seconds remaining in the third period to gain the extra point forVirginia.

Daegan Smith, Duke’s 197-pounder, got the Blue Devils to 7-3 with a decisionover Andrew DeMartino. Smith jumped out to a 6-2lead in the opening period and held on for an 8-5 decision.

Virginia’s ByronDunlap overcame a 2-1 deficit in the third period to defeat Tommy Hoang6-2, at 125-pounds. Stuart Holzer, a senior 133-pounder, earned his 15 win of the season with a14-4 major decision versus Virginia’s Ryan Stewart.

The Cavaliers rebounded to post wins at 141, 149 and 157 pounds to stretch the score to 28-7 with one match remaining.

In the final match, Duke’s Mike Mitchell continued his outstandingseason with a dominating performance versus Don Carlo-Clauss. Mitchellbested his Virginia counterpart 11-1 for his seventh major decisionvictory of the season. The redshirt sophomore is now 24-9 with a 3-0mark in ACC competition. Carlo-Clauss fell to 24-12 with the loss.

Duke vs. Virginia
174 Muir (Virginia) dec. Hoover (Duke), 8-4 0 3
184 Massey (Virginia) maj. dec. Cornely (Duke), 9-1 0 7
197 Smith (Duke) dec. DeMartino (Virginia), 8-5 3 7
HWT Painter (Virginia) maj. dec. Karnehm (Duke), 14-5 3 11
125 Dunlap (Virginia) dec. Hoang (Duke), 6-2 3 14
133 Holzer (Duke) maj. dec. Stewart (Virginia), 14-4 7 14
141 Siedel (Virginia) maj. dec. Clarke (Duke), 10-2 7 17
149 Dunstan (Virginia) dec. Palmisano (Duke), 7-3 7 21
157 Foley (Virginia) WBF Balmages (Duke), 5:57 7 28
165 Mitchell (Duke) maj. dec. Carlo-Clauss (VA), 11-1 11 28

Team Records: Duke 5-6 (0-3), Virginia 4-9 (1-1)

Print Friendly Version