Feb. 9, 2018
|Virginia (4-8, 0-3 ACC) vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech (13-2, 3-0 ACC)|
|Date/Time||February 11, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Memorial Gym|
|Multimedia||ACC Network Extra | Live Results|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia (4-8, 0-3 ACC) wrestling team closes out the home portion of its dual schedule on Sunday, hosting No. 9 Virginia Tech (13-2, 3-0 ACC) in a 1 p.m. contest at Memorial Gym.
Admission to all home Virginia wrestling matches is free to the public.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can keep up with the action through several different methods. The match will be streamed live through the ACC Network Extra and is also available through live stats. Links to both mediums are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also keep up with the action through the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWrestling.
SENIOR DAY RECOGNITION
Sunday afternoon’s dual will be senior day for the Cavaliers and Virginia will recognize a trio of wrestlers in a ceremony 10 minutes prior to the start of the 1 p.m. match. Recognized as a part of the ceremony will be Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.), Zak DePasquale (Fairfax, Va.) and Garrett Peppelman (Harrisburg, Pa.).
CAVALIERS IN THE RANKINGS
The Cavaliers have a pair of wrestlers in the national rankings heading into the weekend, according to InterMat Wrestling. Redshirt freshman Louie Hayes (Orland Park, Ill.) is ranked No. 15 at 125 pounds, while sophomore and returning All-American Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) is No. 9 at 133 pounds.
PROBABLE VIRGINIA LINEUP
125: No. 15 Louie Hayes
133: No. 9 Jack Mueller OR Sam Book
141: Sam Martino
149: Sam Krivus OR Jake Keating
157: Fred Green OR Michael Murphy
165: Andrew Atkinson
174: Will Schany
184: Michael Battista OR Drew Peck OR Jack Walsh
197: Jay Aiello
HWT: Tyler Love OR Brian Kennerly
*Rankings By InterMat
PROBABLE VIRGINIA TECH LINEUP
125: Kyle Norstrem OR Ryan Moore
133: No. 18 Dennis Gustafson
141: Brent Moore
149: No. 16 Ryan Blees
157: B.C. LaPrade OR Solomon Chishko
165: No. 3 David McFadden
174: No. 16 Hunter Bolen OR Cody Hughes
184: No. 8 Zack Zavatsky
197: No. 2 Jared Haught
HWT: No. 18 Andrew Dunn
*Rankings By InterMat
A LOOK AT VIRGINIA TECH
The Hokies enter Sunday’s dual meet coming off a win over No. 25 North Carolina last weekend. Virginia Tech is 3-0 in the ACC with wins over Duke, Pittsburgh and the Tar Heels to this point of the season. Looming is a showdown with No. 6 NC State next weekend. The Hokies have wrestled in 15 duals, including three duals against opponents in common with the Cavaliers. Both squads wrestled Old Dominion, No. 10 Arizona State and No. 4 Missouri this season. Both squads went 1-2 in those three meetings with losses to the Sun Devils and Tigers, while both squads beat Old Dominion.
COMMONWEALTH CLASH MATCH
The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit www.TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and updated standings.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will close out the dual portion of the schedule on Friday, Feb. 16, when the Cavaliers take on the Pittsburgh Panthers. The dual at Pittsburgh is set for a 7 p.m. start at the Petersen Events Center.