Dec. 17, 2017

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – Virginia (2-3) closed out the 2017 dual slate in dominant fashion on Sunday (Dec. 17) afternoon, posting a 36-5 win at Bloomsburg (2-4) in its final dual match before the holiday break.

Virginia picked up wins in 9-of-10 weight classes on the way to the victory over Bloomsburg. Six of the wins were bonus-point victories for the Cavaliers.

“The guys wrestled really well today,” said Virginia head coach Steve Garland. “We needed a good day to close out a very tough semester and we got that today. It was a good day overall on almost every front. The thing I was most excited about was our guys on top. Hopefully we can carry this into a really big Southern Scuffle tournament.”

Virginia got off to a quick start with bonus point victories from No. 16 Louie Hayes (Orland Park, Ill.) at 125 pounds and No. 5 Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) at 133 pounds. Hayes won by technical fall in the first period, while Mueller turned in a major decision to give the Cavaliers the nine-point lead overall.

Sam Martino (Colonial Heights, Va.) then picked up a decision at 141 pounds.

Four consecutive bonus-point victories from No. 19 Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa.) at 149 pounds, Michael Murphy (Lookout Mountain, Tenn.) at 157 pounds, Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) at 165 pounds and No. 17 Will Schany (Blair, Neb.) at 174 pounds locked up the victory for the Cavaliers.

Bloomsburg picked up its only win of the day at 184 pounds before Jay Aiello (Chantilly, Va.) and Tyler Love (Clifton, Va.) closed things out with wins by decision at 197 pounds and heavyweight, respectively.

The Cavaliers will return to action in the new year, kicking things off at the Southern Scuffle hosted by Chattanooga on Jan. 1. The two day event is one of the largest tournaments of the season and features some of the top talent in the nation.

Virginia 36, Bloomsburg 5
125: No. 16 Louie Hayes tech fall Drew Massetti, 18-2 (2:47) – UVA 5, BU 0
133: No. 5 Jack Mueller major dec. Andy Schutz, 11-2 – UVA 9, BU 0
141: Sam Martino dec. Braden Stahlnecker, 4-1 – UVA 12, BU 0
149: No. 19 Sam Krivus major dec. Evan Campbell, 14-4 – UVA 16, BU 0
157: Michael Murphy won by forfeit – UVA 22, BU 0
165: Andrew Atkinson major dec. Nate Newberry, 10-1 – UVA 26, BU 0
174: No. 17 Will Schany major dec. Anthony Vetrano, 17-5 – UVA 30, BU 0
184: Trevor Allard tech fall Michael Battista, 20-3 (6:28) – UVA 30, BU 5
197: Jay Aiello dec. Logan Womelsdorf, 8-2 – UVA 33, BU 5
HWT: Tyler Love dec. Bruce Graeber, 9-5 – UVA 36, BU 5