CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –The No. 23 Virginia wrestling team (11-8, 0-2 ACC) hosts Duke (2-6, 0-2 ACC) in a 1 p.m. dual match at Memorial Gym on Saturday (Feb. 9) as ACC competition continues for the Cavaliers.
Admission to all home Virginia wrestling duals is free to the public.
Fans attending Saturday’s 1 p.m. wrestling match vs. Duke can park in the Central Ground Garage (paid), the Emmet Ivy Garage (paid) or the Culbreth Garage (free).
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can track the action through live stats and the ACC Network Extra stream linked at VirginiaSports.com. Updates will also be provided through the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).
VIRGINIA PROBABLE LINEUP
DUKE PROBABLE LINEUP
THE SERIES WITH DUKE
Virginia and Duke have faced each other 68 times in the history of the two programs with the Cavaliers holding a commanding 59-7-2 lead in the all-time series that dates back to 1921. Under the direction of head coach Steve Garland, Virginia has posted an 11-1 record against the Blue Devils with the Cavaliers rattling off 11 consecutive wins before Duke picked up a victory in last year’s meeting.
THE LAST TIME AGAINST THE BLUE DEVILS
Virginia and Duke wrestled a riveting dual last season at Duke with the Blue Devils grabbing the victory by a narrow 19-16 margin. The two teams split matches with each team winning five weight classes, but the Blue Devils picked up two technical falls for the difference in the overall team score. Virginia got decisions from Andrew Atkinson, Louie Hayes, Sam Krivus, Jack Mueller and Drew Peck in that meeting.
A LOOK AT DUKE
The Blue Devils enter the weekend matchup coming off a narrow defeat at the hands of Appalachian State on Thursday night. Duke got wins from the four Finesilver brothers at 141 pounds, 149 pounds, 165 pounds and 174 pounds. Currently, Duke has two wrestlers in the latest InterMat rankings with Mitch Finesilver ranked sixth at 149 pounds and Matt Finesilver ranked No. 16 at 174 pounds. All four Finesilver brothers are in the top 30 in the NCAA coaches rankings. Duke’s two dual wins came over Gardner-Webb and Penn to start the season.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia will go back to the road next weekend, traveling to face No. 11 Virginia Tech on Saturday, February 16. The dual will begin at 7 p.m. at the Moss Arts Center. It will be the final road dual of the regular season for the Cavaliers, who will then return home to host No. 16 Pittsburgh for senior night on Friday, February 22.