A fall in 5:43 from Sal Mastriani and four major decisions from Solomon Chishko, David McFadden, Zach Epperly and Austin Gabel helped send the Hokies home with their 11th win over the Cavaliers under head coach Kevin Dresser.
A sudden-victory overtime decision from Nick Brascetta kept the momentum up for the second half of the dual. Overall, the Hokies went 8-2 for the dual.
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Dresser sounds off
"It's always fun to beat your in-state rival. We had mostly good performances today. We were probably a little flat in a couple of weight classes, but there's an obvious difference. Where we're at today, we just have to make sure we keep it consistent all the way through the end of March. Not just here but everywhere, we've got to widen the gap where we can widen the gap, and we have to be ready for some really good teams here in the next couple of weeks."
· Up next, the Hokies continue their road trip with duals against #16 Pitt and Edinboro
125: No. 3 Joey Dance dec. Nick Herrmann, 9-2
133: No. 6 George DiCamillo maj. dec, Dennis Gustafson 14-4
141: No. 10 Solomon Chishko maj. dec Zach Watson, 14-3
149: Sal Mastriani FALL TJ Miller 5:43
157: No. 4 Nick Brascetta dec. Andrew Atkinson, 11-9 (SVOT)
165: No. 11 David McFadden maj. dec. Garrett Peppelman 11-3
174: No. 3 Zach Epperly maj. dec. Tyler Askey 15-5
184: Austin Gabel maj. dec. Will Schany 12-4
197: No. 10 Zach Nye dec. Dylan Cook 8-2
HWT: No. 3 Ty Walz dec. Patrick Gillen 7-5