No. 14 Virginia Hosts Duke Friday in ACC Opener
Jan. 15, 2015
|Duke at No. 14 Virginia|
|Date/Time||Fri., Jan. 16, 2015 | 7 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gymnasium|
|Multimedia||Live Video ($)|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Coming off a strong performance at the Virginia Duals, the No. 14 Virginia wrestling team returns home Friday (Jan. 16) as it opens ACC action against Duke. The dual is slated to start at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. Fans can park free of charge in the Culbreth Road Garage.
A video broadcast will be available online on VirginiaSports.com through a Cavaliers Live subscription. The video broadcast also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.
In the Rankings
Six Cavaliers are listed in the latest InterMat rankings:
George DiCamillo (13th at 133)
Joe Spisak (15th at 141)
Gus Sako (19th at 149)
Nick Sulzer (second at 165)
Blaise Butler (fifth at 174)
Zach Nye (20th at 197)
The Latest on the Cavaliers
Virginia moved up two spots to No. 14 in the latest USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll this week, and the Cavaliers are returning home for their first dual since Nov. 24 against Ohio State. UVa is 8-3 in the dual portion of its schedule after going 3-1 last week at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va. UVa topped The Citadel, 38-6, before grinding through a gauntlet of ranked opponents – wins over then-No. 17 Rider (20-15) and then-No. 10 Edinboro (20-17) and a 16-15 loss to No. 6 Virginia Tech.
UVa and Virginia Tech each won five matches, but third-ranked Devin Carter’s major decision at 141 pounds was the lone match that resulted in a bonus point, giving the Hokies the narrow victory.
DiCamillo, Sulzer, Butler and Nye all went 4-0 over the course of the weekend.
Virginia has won nine straight duals against Duke and holds a 56-6-2 series advantage. UVa topped Duke, 30-6, on Jan. 17, 2014, in Durham, N.C.
The Blue Devils are 5-3 on the season, including a 1-1 mark in the ACC. They were impressive in their ACC duals last week, winning 18-17 at then-No. 22 NC State before falling 20-15 at No. 9 Pitt in a dual which ultimately came down to the heavyweight bout, with Pitt winning it in a tiebreaker. All-American Conner Hartmann is ranked No. 7 nationally at 197 pounds.
Virginia remains home next Sunday (Jan. 25) as No. 9 Pitt comes to Charlottesville for the first time. The key ACC dual starts at 1 p.m. at Mem Gym.
125: Nick Herrmann
133: No. 13 George DiCamillo
141: Justin Van Hoose or Joseph Martinez
149: TJ Miller or Chris Yankowich
157: Andrew Atkinson
165: No. 2 Nick Sulzer
174: No. 5 Blaise Butler
184: James Suvak or Tyler Askey
197: No. 20 Zach Nye
285: Patrick Gillen or Ethan Hayes
125: Thayer Atkins
133: Bailey Jack or Mitch Finesilver
141: Evan Botwin
149: Marcus Cain
157: Immanuel Kerr-Brown
165: Jake Faust
174: Trey Adamson
184: Jacob Kasper
197: No. 7 Conner Hartmann
285: Brendan Walsh
Rankings according to InterMat