Nov. 13, 2016
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – A back and forth battle turned the way of the home team late as Virginia (0-2) fell in dual competition at No. 17 Central Michigan (1-0) by a score of 22-10 on Sunday (Nov. 13).
Freshman Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas), and seniors George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) and Ray Bethea (Trenton, N.J.) picked up the wins for the Cavaliers. DiCamillo grabbed bonus points with a major decision in his match.
The Cavaliers will now return home to host a tri-meet on Sunday (Nov. 20) when Virginia welcomes Lock Haven and Maryland to Memorial Gymnasium.
Mueller started things off with a decision at 125 pounds, setting the tone as he jumped out to the early lead and never trailed in his 8-4 decision and put Virginia in the lead.
Central Michigan then picked up a win at 133 pounds to tie the match, before DiCamillo would snag a major decision with a dominant performance at 141 pounds that moved the Cavaliers back in front of the Chippewas.
Freshman Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa.) battled at 149 pounds, falling late to All-American and eighth-ranked Justin Oliver in an 8-6 decision. It was the first of two straight victories for the Chippewas as No. 20 Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) dropped a pitched battle with No. 12 Collin Heffernan at 157 pounds. The second consecutive 8-6 decision put Central Michigan back in front in the overall dual score.
Bethea again flipped the lead, picking up a 3-1 decision at 165 pounds, defeating Logan Parks to give Virginia the one-point lead in the overall score.
The Cavaliers would drop the next four bouts to the Chippewas as Central Michigan would lock up the match with the wins in the final four weight classes.
No. 17 Central Michigan 22, Virginia 10
125: Jack Mueller (UVA) dec. Brent Fleetwood, 8-4; UVA 3, CMU 0
133: Corey Keener dec. Will Mason (UVA), 11-7; UVA 3, CMU 3
141: George DiCamillo (UVA) major dec. Mason Smith, 13-4; UVA 7, CMU 3
149: No. 8 Justin Oliver dec. Sam Krivus (UVA), 8-6; UVA 7, CMU 6
157: No. 12 Colin Heffernan dec. No. 20 Andrew Atkinson (UVA), 8-6; CMU 9, UVA 7
165: Ray Bethea (UVA) dec. Logan Parks, 3-1; UVA 10, CMU 9
174: C.J. Brucki dec. Tyler Askey (UVA), 6-0; CMU 12, UVA 10
184: No. 14 Jordan Ellingwood major dec. Will Schany (UVA), 10-2; CMU 16, UVA 10
197: Austin Severn dec. Chance McClure (UVA), 6-1; CMU 19, UVA 10
Hwt: Newton Smerchek dec. Chuck Boddy (UVA), 4-1; CMU 22, UVA 10