UNC finishes weekend 2-0 with wins over Duke, Bucknell

CHAPEL HILL -- No. 8 North Carolina won a pair of duals in Carmichael Arena this weekend as a part of the team's 2020 Alumni Weekend. The Tar Heels (11-1, 2-0 ACC) knocked off Duke, 44-3, on Friday night, followed by a 25-9 win over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon.

Against the Blue Devils, the Tar Heels stormed out of the gate and never looked back. Duke forfeited the 125-pound match - and after three straight pins from Jaime Hernandez, No. 10 Zach Sherman and No. 4 Austin O'Connor, the Tar Heels were out to a 24-0 lead after the first four weights of the night.

No. 11 Kennedy Monday notched a tech fall win against the Blue Devils, while Joey Mazzara and Brandon Whitman both won via major decision to secure the home Friday night win for Carolina. With those victories, seven of Carolina's eight wins in contested bouts were won with bonus points.

Against the Bison on Saturday, Joey Melendez got the Tar Heels started with another home dual meet win, this time a 5-3 decision over Geo Barzona. After Hernandez and Sherman won their bouts, O'Connor put Carolina in charge of the dual meet with a 18-3 tech fall win over Matthew Kolonia.

Headlee, Clay Lautt, Mazzara and Andrew Gunning all picked up wins via decision, helping the Tar Heels to a 2-0 weekend at home.

North Carolina will return to the mat next Friday night against No. 4 N.C. State in Raleigh. The match is set for 7:00 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum.

No. 8 North Carolina 44, Duke 3
125: Joey Melendez (UNC) wins via forfeit - UNC leads, 6-0
133: Jaime Hernandez (UNC) pinned Harrison Campbell (Duke), 1:48 - UNC leads, 12-0
141: #10 Zach Sherman (UNC) pinned Bryce Neace (Duke), 4:46 - UNC leads, 18-0
149: #4 Austin O'Connor (UNC) pinned Wade Unger (Duke), 4:49 - UNC leads, 24-0
157: #17 A.C. Headlee (UNC) maj. dec. Eric Carter (Duke), 14-3 - UNC leads, 28-0
165: #11 Kennedy Monday (UNC) tech fall Ben Anderson (Duke), 24-5 - UNC leads, 33-0
174: Mason Eaglin (Duke) dec. Clay Lautt (UNC), 4-1 - UNC leads, 33-3
184: Joey Mazzara (UNC) maj. dec. Kai Blake (Duke), 19-6 - UNC leads, 37-3
197: Brandon Whitman (UNC) maj. dec. Vincent Baker (Duke), 17-5 - UNC leads, 41-3
285: Andrew Gunning (UNC) dec. Ben Frye (Duke), 8-2 - UNC wins, 44-3

No. 8 North Carolina 25, Bucknell 9
125: Joey Melendez (UNC) dec. Geo Barzona (BU), 5-3 - UNC leads, 3-0
133: Jaime Hernandez (UNC) dec. Darren Miller (BU), 6-2 - UNC leads, 6-0
141: #10 Zach Sherman (UNC) dec. David Campbell (BU), 8-3 - UNC leads, 9-0
149: #4 Austin O'Connor (UNC) tech fall Matthew Kolonia (BU), 18-3 - UNC leads, 14-0
157: #17 A.C. Headlee (UNC) dec. Jaden Fisher (BU), 3-1 (SV1) - UNC leads, 16-0*
165: #18 Zach Hartman (BU) pinned #11 Kennedy Monday (UNC), 2:53 - UNC leads, 16-6
174: Clay Lautt (UNC) dec. Mitch Hartman (BU), 9-2 - UNC leads, 19-6
184: Joey Mazzara (UNC) dec. Kyle Inlander (BU), 9-5 - UNC leads, 22-6
197: Drew Phipps (BU) dec. Brandon Whitman (UNC), 3-2 - UNC leads, 22-9
285: Andrew Gunning (UNC) dec. Brandon Stokes (BU), 3-2 - UNC wins, 25-9
*UNC was deducted a team point during the 157-pound match


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