Nov. 17, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Bonus point victories early set the tone on Friday night as Virginia (1-2) defeated Gardner-Webb (0-4) by a score of 30-11 Aquatic & Fitness Center in the first home dual of the season for the Cavaliers.

The dual was the first of two straight at home for the Cavaliers. Virginia will return to action on Sunday, Nov. 26, when the Cavaliers host No. 5 Missouri at 1 p.m.

“Overall, we still have a lot of work to do, but I was really happy with the bonus-point wins tonight,” said Virginia head coach Steve Garland. “Right off the bat, Louie (Hayes) and Jack (Mueller) got us rolling and that was key. We need that all year. We feel we have a great one-two punch with those guys at the start of our lineup.

“Then Andrew (Atkinson) got a pin with was great for the team. Jay Aiello toughed out his win and Tyler (Love) finished things off. He looked fantastic tonight.”

Louie Hayes (Orland Park, Ill.), who is ranked No. 18 nationally at 125 pounds, and Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) both pinned their opponents as the Cavaliers got bonus-point victories in four of the first five weight classes of the night. Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas), who is ranked No. 8 at 133 pounds, picked up a tech fall, while Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa.) turned in a major decision at 149 pounds

With the early wins, Virginia stormed out to a 15-8 lead on the Bulldogs at the midway point.

The Cavaliers locked things up with three more wins down the stretch as No. 18 Will Schany (Blair, Neb.), Jay Aiello (Chantilly, Va.) and Tyler Love (Clifton, Va.) all picked up decisions for the final 30-11 margin of victory. Schany won at 174 pounds, while Aiello won at 197 pounds and Love won at heavyweight.

Virginia 30, Gardner-Webb 11
125: No. 18 Louie Hayes pinned Keegan Duncan, 2:48 – UVA 6, GWU 0
133: No. 8 Jack Mueller tech fall Philip Anderson (GWU), 18-1 (2:32) – UVA 11, GWU 0
141: Denton Spencer (Gardner-Webb) dec. Sam Martino, 4-0 – UVA 11, GWU 3
149: Sam Krivus (UVA) major dec. Joby Armenta (GWU), 11-2 – UVA 15, GWU 3
157: Tyler Marinelli (GWU) tech fall Fred Green (UVA), 18-1 (5:00) – UVA 15, GWU 8
165: Andrew Atkinson (UVA) pinned Brett Stein (GWU), 1:43 – UVA 21, GWU 8
174: No. 18 Will Schany (UVA) dec. Christian Maroni (GWU), 9-7 – UVA 24, GWU 8
184: Cole Graves (GWU) dec. Jack Walsh (UVA), 5-2 – UVA 24, GWU 11
197: Jay Aiello (UVA) dec. Anthony Perrine (GWU), 6-0 – UVA 27, GWU 11
HWT: Tyler Love (UVA) dec. Lathan Bumgarner (GWU), 5-2 – UVA 30, GWU 11