Virginia Tech completes weekend sweep with win over ODU
NORFOLK, Va. -- Virginia Tech defeated Old Dominion 23-9 Sunday afternoon in Norfolk to sweep the weekend set of in-state foes.Collin Gerardi earned a 9-5 decision win over Shannon Hanna to even the team score at three. The redshirt freshman had three takedowns and held the riding time advantage to win his 12th match of the season. Gerardi is now outscoring his dual opponents 30-10.
With the win, No. 7 Tech improves to 10-1 this season and 6-0 on the road. The Hokies have three duals remaining on their schedule, two of which are away from Blacksburg.
After securing a decision win Friday against Virginia, No. 18 Mitch Moore did it again Sunday afternoon. Moore pulled out the 6-5 decision over Sa'Derian Perry in a third period where Perry had two takedowns, but Moore was able to escape three times for the one-point victory. The sophomore is now 8-2 in dual matches this season.
No. 5 David McFadden completed his perfect weekend with an 8-2 decision over Shane Jones. McFadden also won by decision in Friday's dual against Virginia. The redshirt senior won his 50th career dual match Sunday afternoon.
Cody Hughes won his second-straight dual match Sunday in Norfolk. Hughes picked up a decision win over Alex Cramer to improve to 11-8 on the season. The 174-pounder is 7-4 in dual matches this year.
No. 2 Hunter Bolen won his 11th dual match of the season Sunday afternoon. Bolen had a 7-2 decision over Antonio Agee to stay unbeaten in duals. Bolen is outscoring his dual opponents 42-0.
After dropping his match to No. 9 Jay Aiello of Virginia Friday night, Stanley Smeltzer rebounded with a 14-5 major decision over Tim Young. The win clinched the dual for the Hokies, putting them ahead 19-9 with just one match left. The redshirt sophomore now has eight major decision wins on the season, most by any Hokie this season.
No. 18 John Borst closed out the dual with a shutout. The heavyweight blanked Will Hilliard 13-0 to claim his fifth major decision of the season. Borst improves to 17-6 on the season and 8-3 in duals.
125: #20 Killian Cardinale (ODU) dec. #13 Joey Prata (VT), 2-1
133: Collin Gerardi (VT) dec. Shannon Hanna (ODU), 9-5
141: #18 Mitch Moore (VT) dec. Sa'Derian Perry (ODU), 6-5
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) dec. Bryce Andonian (VT), 9-6
157: #11 Larry Early (ODU) dec. #18 B.C. LaPrade (VT), 3-1
165: #5 David McFadden (VT) dec. Shane Jones (ODU), 8-2
174: Cody Hughes (VT) dec. Alex Cramer (ODU), 4-2
184: #2 Hunter Bolen (VT) dec. Antonio Agee (ODU), 7-2
197: Stanley Smeltzer (VT) MD Tim Young (ODU), 14-5
285: #18 John Borst (VT) MD Will Hilliard (ODU), 13-0
Virginia Tech returns home for its last dual in Blacksburg of the 2019-20 season Saturday night in the Moss Arts Center. The dual is set to start at 6 p.m. on Senior Night.
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