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CHARLOTTESVILLE Va. The Virginia wrestling team won eight of 10 matches in earning a 35-8 victory over Duke Sunday on Senior Day at Memorial Gymnasium. Five of the Cavaliers wins resulted in bonus points, highlighted by pins from Matt Bonson (Fr., Lewistown, Pa.) and Brent Jones (Jr., Burke, Va.) at 133 and 197 pounds, respectively.

The 27-point win marked UVa’s largest margin of victory in an ACC dual under head coach Steve Garland and was the largest in ACC competition since a 37-7 win over Duke on Jan. 29, 1999.

The highlight match of the day was the final one at 165 pounds, where Virginia’s Mike Sewell (Sr., Bothell, Wash.) rallied against Addison Nuding in the third period to send the bout to sudden victory time. Sewell then threw Nuding and scored a takedown 13 seconds into the period to secure a 4-2 decision in his final home contest.

Virginia (11-10, 2-2 ACC) got off to a good start for the day when No. 9 Chris Henrich (So., Lansdale, Pa.) earned a 3-0 decision over Duke’s Voris Tejada at 174 pounds. Holding a 2-0 lead entering the final period, Henrich rode Tejada for all two minutes of the third period to earn a point for riding time and finish off the 3-0 win. Henrich improved to 33-1 this year with his 13th-consecutive win and now is tied with Matt Roth (1998-99) for the 10th-most wins in a single season in UVa history.

Duke’s John Barone moved to 33-5 this year with a tech fall over UVa’s Joe de Garavilla (Jr., Downingtown, Pa.), who was filling in for an ill Rocco Caponi (Sr., Uniontown, Ohio).

The Barone tech fall gave the Blue Devils (8-4, 1-3) a 5-3 lead in the match, but it was short-lived as the Cavaliers’ Brent Jones (Jr., Burke, Va.) pinned Wade Van Sickle at 197 pounds. Jones, ranked 19th nationally, improved to 26-5 this season and earned his 13th win in his last 14 matches. He recorded his 33rd career pin and moved within one of the UVa career falls record, held by current UVa assistant coach Scott Moore (2004).

At heavyweight, Calvin Cardillo (Jr., Alexandria, Va.) scored an escape point in the second period, then rode Robert Holbrook through the entire third period to earn the riding time point and notch a 2-0 decision to push the UVa lead to 12-5.

After Duke’s Peter Terrezza won by decision over UVa’s Wyatt Anderson (So., Richmond, Va.) at 125, Matt Bonson (Fr., Lewistown, Pa.) earned the first of five straight Cavalier wins with a pin of Duke’s Jack Anderson in just 54 seconds at 133 pounds. It marked Bonson’s eighth pin of the year as he upped his record to 16-5 this season.

At 141, No. 18 Nick Nelson (So., Pittsburgh, Pa.) racked up eight takedowns and a three-point near fall in just 4:57 as he dominated Nick Adamo in a 20-5 technical fall. Nelson went 2-0 on the weekend after earning a 3-2 decision over No. 19 Nick Caramanica of NC State Saturday.

Peter Ferrara (Sr., Doylestown, Pa.) jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first period and cruised from there in posting a 13-2 win over AJ Guardado at 149 pounds.

At 157, Jedd Moore (Fr., Mount Vernon, Ohio) rolled to a 24-9 tech fall over Mike Bell by piling up 10 takedowns and a three-point near fall in just 5:05. The tech fall gave UVa a 32-8 lead, and Sewell’s decision at 165 gave the Cavaliers their final three points.

The Cavaliers conducted their Senior Day recognition prior to the match. Zach Anderson (Richmond, Va.), Danny Artusio (Winchester, Va.), Kyle Artusio (Winchester, Va.), Caponi, Ferrara and Sewell all were honored.

The Cavaliers finish the regular season next weekend, traveling to Maryland for a 1 p.m. Sunday match.

Virginia 35, Duke 8

174: No. 9 Chris Henrich (UVa) dec. Voris Tejada (DU), 3-0; UVa leads 3-0

184: John Barone (DU) tech fall Joe de Garavilla (UVa), 16-1; Duke leads 5-3

197: No. 19 Brent Jones (UVa) pinned Wade Van Sickle (DU), 6:19; UVa leads 9-5

285: Calvin Cardillo (UVa) dec. Robert Holbrook (DU), 2-0; UVa leads 12-5

125: Peter Terrezza (DU) dec. Wyatt Anderson (UVa), 10-3; UVa leads 12-8

133: Matt Bonson (UVa) pinned Jack Anderson (DU), :54; UVa leads 18-8

141: No. 18 Nick Nelson (UVa) tech fall Nick Adamo (DU), 20-5 (4:57); UVa leads 23-8

149: Peter Ferrara (UVa) major dec. AJ Guardado (DU), 13-2; UVa leads 27-8

157: Jedd Moore (UVa) tech fall Mike Bell (DU), 24-9; UVa leads 32-8
165: Mike Sewell (UVa) dec. Addison Nuding (DU), 4-2 (SV); UVa wins 35-8

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