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Feb. 3, 2006

NORFOLK, Va. – – Nick Alparone posted the only fall and Eric Albright had his third straight major decision as Virginia edged Old Dominion, 19-17, Friday evening at the ODU Fieldhouse. The Cavaliers (8-4) won their third straight dual meet while Old Dominion fell to 7-6-1.

At 141 pounds, Alparone pinned BJ Compton at 1:51. Albright knocked off Ryan Williams, 12-2, at 133 pounds. He has outscored his opponents, 35-7, in his last three matches.

Nick Smith gave the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead when he defeated John Dolida, 4-1, in the heavyweight battle. The Monarchs tied the meet when Bryan LaShomb knocked off Anthony Burke at 125 pounds, 9-5. Virginia won the next three bouts when Alparone and Albright posted their wins.

Drew DiPasquale then earned a 5-1 decision over Jeff Becker at 149 pounds putting UVa ahead, 16-3. Old Dominion rallied winning the next three bouts as Nick Pullano had a 10-2 major decision over Kyle Artusio at 157 pounds, pulling ODU within, 16-7. Robby Gosnell then edged Damian Johnson, 3-2, to make it 16-10. ODU got within, 16-13 when TJ Hansen defeated Mike Grogan 4-2, at 174 pounds.

Kyle Narkiewicz defeated David Mendoza, 5-2, at 184 pounds to put the Cavaliers ahead, 19-13.

Adam Wright, ranked 18th nationally at 197 pounds, earned a 20-9 major decision over Brent Jones in the final bout, but UVa held on for the 19-17 win.

Virginia returns to action Sunday afternoon when the Cavaliers host a tri-meet with Ohio and James Madison. Ohio and James Madison will wrestle at noon while UVa will wrestle Ohio at 1:30 p.m. The Cavaliers and the Dukes will wrap up the tri-meet at 3:30 p.m.

Complete Results:
HWT: Nick Smith (UVa) dec. over John Dolida (ODU), 4-1
125: Bryan LaShomb (ODU) dec. over Anthony Burke (UVa), 9-5
133: Eric Albright (UVa) major dec. over Ryan Williams (ODU), 12-2
141: Nick Alparone (UVa) won by fall over B.J. Compton (ODU), 1:51
149: Drew DiPasquale (UVa) dec. over Jeff Becker (ODU), 5-1
157: Nick Pullano (ODU) major dec. Kyle Artusio (UVa), 10-2
165: Robby Gosnell (ODU) Gosnell dec. Damian Johnson (UVa), 3-2
174: TJ Hansen (ODU) dec. over Mike Grogan (UVa), 4-2
184: Kyle Narkiewicz dec. over David Mendoza (ODU), 5-2
197: Adam Wright (ODU) major dec. over Brent Jones (UVa), 20-9

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