UVa Wrestling Defeats Hokies in Commonwealth Challenge, 25-15
Jan. 28, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – – Drew DiPasquale posted a 16-1 technical fall win after the first period and Eric Albright and Kyle Narkiewicz each earned major decisions as the Virginia Wrestling Team downed Virginia Tech, 25-15, in the Adelphia Commonwealth Challenge Saturday night at Memorial Gym. The Cavalier Wrestlers (7-4, 2-0 ACC) earned a point for UVa in the Challenge, which Virginia now leads, 9-3, and picked up their second straight conference win.
Albright broke a 3-3 tie when he defeated Virginia Tech’s Sheridan Moran, 14-4, at 133 pounds. Albright led 4-2 after period one before earning six second-period points capped with a near fall for three points to go ahead, 10-2. He outscored Moran, 3-2, in the third period and earned an extra point with 2:58 in riding time to make for the final score as the Cavaliers took a 7-3 lead. It was Albright’s second major decision in two days.
Virginia Tech (0-13, 0-2 ACC) took a 9-7 lead after David Hoffman, who is ranked No. 16 nationally at 141 pounds, pinned Peter Ferrara at 2:36. DiPasquale, at 149 pounds, gave the Cavaliers the lead back, 12-9, when he posted 12 near fall points in the first period on his way to the 16-1 win after the first period.
The Hokies tied the meet, 12-12, after Dave Kiley edged Mike Sewell, 3-1. Kiley rallied with three points in the third period for the win. UVa would once again take the lead, 15-12, after Damian Johnson earned a 7-2 decision over Tucker Michels at 165 pounds, but Virginia Tech answered to tie the meet again when Steve Ratley held on to defeat Mike Grogan, 10-6, at 174 pounds.
The Cavaliers clinched the meet when Narkiewicz, wrestling at 184 pounds, posted a 14-6 major decision over Mark Czarny, as UVa led 19-15.
Brent Jones then won the 197 pound bout by forfeit for the second straight night to make for the 25-15 final.
Virginia Tech jumped out to a 3-0 lead after Mike Faust, No. 10 heavyweight in the country, won the tiebreaker over Nick Smith in overtime. Smith led 1-0 after the second period on an escape before Faust tied the match, 1-1, with an escape of his own. Faust and Smith both registered two more escape points in overtime ending the match 3-3, but Faust was declared the winner after registering enough riding time for the tiebreaker to win.
Anthony Burke then tied the meet, 3-3, when he edged Justin Staylor for a 6-5 decision after earning 1:04 in ridiing time at 15 pounds.
Virginia will next be in action next Friday when the Cavaliers travel to Old Dominion . The dual meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
HWT – No. 10 Mike Faust (VT) dec. Nick Smith (UVa), 3-3 (Faust wins the tiebreaker)
125 – Anthony Burke (UVa) dec. Justin Staylor (VT), 6-5
133 – Eric Albright (UVa) major dec. Sheridan Moran (VT), 14-4
141 – No. 16 David Hoffman (VT) won by fall Peter Ferrara (UVa), 2:36
149 – Drew DiPasquale (UVa) tech. fall. Joe Thompson (VT), 16-1
157 – Dave Kiley (VT) dec. Mike Sewell (UVa), 3-1
165 – Damian Johnson (UVa) dec. Tucker Michels (VT), 7-2
174 – Steve Ratley (VT) dec. Mike Grogan (UVa), 10-6
184 -Kyle Narkiewicz (UVa) major dec. Mark Czarny (VT), 14-6
197 – Brent Jones (UVa) won by forfeit