Virginia Tech dispatches ODU to reach finals of Virginia Duals
HAMPTON, Va. -- Redshirt sophomore B.C. LaPrade's upset of No. 6 Larry Early at 157 pounds propelled No. 13 Virginia Tech to a 31-9 victory over Old Dominion to advance to the finals of the Virginia Duals on Saturday evening.The Hokies are now 16-22 all-time vs. Old Dominion.
The Hokies (4-2) won eight of 10 matches in the dual with three going for bonus points. Tech will now face in-state foe Virginia in the finals this evening beginning at approximately 8:15 p.m. The match will not count as an ACC dual and no points in the Commonwealth Clash will be on the line.
Tech advanced to their sixth Virginia Duals final with the win over the Monarchs.
After a fall at 125 pounds, Korbin Myers got the Hokies on the board with a decisive 14-5 major decision over Kilian Cardinale.
Beginning with Ryan Bless' 8-3 decision at 149, the Hokies won the final seven bouts of the match.
Trailing 2-1 late in the first period to Early at 157, LaPrade got a body lock and tossed Early to his back for two points and two near fall. The four-point move and a third period takedown proved to be the difference in the upset victory.
A major decision at 165 from Mekhi Lewis, his seventh bonus point win of the season, and a tech fall at 184 for Zack Zavatsky bolstered Tech's lead late in the match.
Tonight's match vs. Virginia will be only the third final in the 39-year history of the Virginia Duals to feature two teams from the Commonwealth. The other two were both Tech and UVA in 2013 and 2015.]
The Hokies are 2-0 all-time in Virginia Duals finals against UVA.
125: #19 Michael McGee (ODU) WBF Norstrem, 5:42
133: Korbin Myers MD Kilian Cardinale (Old Dominion), 14-5
141: #13 Sa`Derian Perry (Old Dominion) dec. Mitch Moore, 3-2
149: Ryan Blees dec. Kevin Budock (Old Dominion), 8-3
157: B.C. LaPrade dec. #6 Larry Early (Old Dominion), 8-4
165: #8 Mekhi Lewis MD Luke Drugac (Old Dominion), 16-4
174: #6 David McFadden dec. Seldon Wright (Old Dominion), 5-0
184: #8 Zack Zavatsky TF Dean Drugac (Old Dominion), 19-4
197: #9 Tom Sleigh Unknown (Old Dominion)
285: #17 Billy Miller dec. Ali Wahab (Old Dominion), 8-2
Login or Register to post a comment