Sunday’s match was sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. With Virginia Tech’s victory, the Hokies have earned a point in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash. The score for the Clash is now University of Virginia – 3.5 and Virginia Tech – 3. Learn more about Virginia529 and this competition at TheCommmonewalthClash.com.
“Virginia Tech is a great team and wrestled like a great team tonight,” said Virginia head coach Steve Garland. “They are well coached and did a fantastic job. They attacked more than we did and that’s why the score was what it was.”
DiCamillo, ranked No. 6 at 133 pounds, picked up a 14-4 major decision over Dennis Gustafson, while 10th-ranked Nye picked up an 8-2 decision over Dylan Cook at 197 pounds.
The Cavaliers also saw a pair of tight battles at 157 pounds and heavyweight, both of which fell the way of the visiting Hokies. Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) dropped an 11-9 decision in sudden victory to No. 4 Nick Brascetta. Atkinson got a late takedown to take the match into extra periods. At heavyweight, Patrick Gillen (Shelton, Conn.) fell to undefeated and 17th-ranked Ty Walz by a score of 8-6.
The Cavaliers will return to action next weekend, continuing to wrestle at home with a pair of ACC dual matches at Memorial Gym. Virginia will host Duke at 7 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 5) before hosting No. 14 North Carolina at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 6).
No. 10 Virginia Tech 31, No. 18 Virginia 7
125: No. 3 Joey Dance dec. Nick Herrmann, 9-2; VT 3-0
133: No. 6 George DiCamillo major dec. Dennis Gustafson, 14-4; UVA 4-3
141: No. 10 Solomon Chishko major dec. Zach Watson 14-3; VT 7-4
149: Sal Mastriani fall TJ Miller, 5:43; VT 13-4
157: No. 4 Nick Brascetta dec. (sv-1) Andrew Atkinson, 11-9; VT 16-4
165: No. 11 David McFadden major dec. Garrett Peppelman, 11-3; VT 20-4
174: No. 3 Zach Epperly major dec. Tyler Askey (UVA) 15-5; VT 24-4
184: Austin Gabel (VT) major dec. Will Schany (UVA) 12-4; VT 28-4
197: No. 10 Zach Nye (UVA) dec. Dylan Cook (VT) 8-2; VT 28-7
285: No. 3 Ty Walz (VT) dec. Patrick Gillen, 8-6; VT 31-7