Feb. 5, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. – Bonus points proved to be a big factor for the second straight match as No. 24 Virginia (10-5, 2-2 ACC) got bonus-point wins at three weight classes on the way to a 23-14 win at Duke (4-7, 0-3 ACC) on Sunday (Feb. 5).
The Cavaliers won six weight classes with Ray Bethea (Trenton, N.J.), George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio), Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa.), Chance McClure (Commerce, Ga.), Will Mason (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) posting wins.
Bethea, DiCamillo and Krivus all earned bonus point victories to help push Virginia to the win. Bethea pinned his opponent, while DiCamillo and Krivus both posted major decisions.
The tone was set early with Bethea posting his pin of Garrett Neff in 6:19 at 165 pounds, only to see the Blue Devils rally to tie the match with wins at 174 pounds and 184 pounds. McClure would then pick up a decision over Luke Farinaro to move Virginia back in front before Duke’s fourth-ranked Jacob Kasper picked up a major decision to give the home team a slim 10-9 lead at the halfway point of the dual.
Virginia then put together four consecutive victories in the second half of the match to lock up the dual.
Mueller, who is ranked eighth at 125 pounds, moved the Cavaliers back into the lead with a 6-0 decision over Thayer Atkins. Mason extended that lead, grabbing an 8-7 decision at 133 pounds after a review and two stall calls helped seal the win.
DiCamillo then posted his second win of the weekend, snagging a 16-5 major decision over Zach Finesilver at 141 pounds. Krivus locked up the victory at 149 pounds, posting a 10-2 major decision over Xaviel Ramos.
Duke closed the match with a win at 157 pounds with a major decision that cut the final margin of victory to nine points for the Cavaliers.
Virginia will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 12, when the Cavaliers close out the ACC schedule at home against Pittsburgh. The dual meet with the Panthers will begin at 1 p.m. and will be Senior Day for Virginia. Admission to all home wrestling matches is free.
No. 24 Virginia 23, Duke 14
165: Ray Bethea fall Garrett Neff, 6:19; UVA 6, Duke 0
174: No. 17 Connor Bass dec. Garrett Peppelman, 4-3; UVA 6, Duke 3
184: Alec Schenk dec. Tyler Askey, 7-1; UVA 6, Duke 6
197: Chance McClure dec. Luke Farinaro, 3-1; UVA 9, Duke 6
285: No. 4 Jacob Kasper major dec. Tyler Love, 13-3; Duke 10, UVA 9
125: No. 8 Jack Mueller dec. Thayer Atkins, 6-0; UVA 12, Duke 10
133: Will Mason dec. Cole Baumgartner, 8-7; UVA 15, Duke 10
141: No. 7 George DiCamillo major dec. Zach Finesilver, 16-5; UVA 19, Duke 10
149: Sam Krivus major dec. Xaviel Ramos, 10-2; UVA 23, Duke 10
157: Jake Faust major dec. Chris Yankowich, 17-7; UVA 23, Duke 14