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12/1 Virginia Tech Beats Appalachian State

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12/1 Virginia Tech Beats Appalachian State

Postby Allen Brown » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:40 pm

^^^Virginia Tech beat Appalachian State this evening (12/1/11), in their dual meet held at Virginia Tech, by a final score of xx-xx. The Appalachian State wrestling site provided live stats for the dual meet. The dual meet started at 133 pounds, and here are the bout results-

Virginia Tech 24 Appalachian State 16

133 Devin Carter/VT teched William Johnson 24-9 in 6:07.
141 Zach Niebert/VT dec Mike Kessler 7-1.
149 Savva Kostis/AppSt majored Nick Murray 15-5.
157 Chip Powell/AppSt pinned Cam Hurd in 2:40.
165 Kyle Blevins/AppSt dec Peter Yates 6-5.
174 Chris Moon/VT dec Carter Downs 9-5.
184 Austin Trotman/AppSt dec John Dickson 9-4.
197 Nick Vetterlein/VT pinned Jon Hartley in 1:21.
285 Chris Penny/VT majored Joe Cummings 10-2.
125 Erik Spjut/VT dec Tony Gravely 4-0.

-Allen (WR.com)

^^^AND here is a copy of the Appalachian State release-

BLACKSBURG, Va. – With three bouts remaining, ASU held a 16-11 overall lead, but the Hokies rallied, as Appalachian State wrestling (2-1) fell to non-conference opponent No. 14 Virginia Tech (3-1) by a 16-24 margin on Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum.

“It was a good effort,” noted head coach JohnMark Bentley, “and we were inches away from picking up the win. We competed hard, and I feel good about our performance.”

Senior Savva Kostis (Boone, N.C./Watauga) was the first to win a bout for Appalachian, picking up a 15-5 major decision at 149 pounds to improve to 3-0 in dual matches for the season.

Classmate Chip Powell (Greensboro, N.C./S.W. Guilford) came up with a big pin at 157 pounds, downing VT’s Cameron Hurd in 2:40 to give ASU a 10-8 advantage in match points.

In the evening’s only bout featuring a pair of ranked wrestlers, Appalachian senior No. 20 Kyle Blevins (Sapulpa, Okla./Sapulpa) fell behind early but tied the score at 5-5 in the final period. An illegal hold by No. 14 Pete Yates cost the Hokie the decisive point, and Blevins held on for the 6-5 decision.

After Chris Moon earned Virginia Tech a decision at 174 pounds, Mountaineer No. 11 Austin Trotman (Winston Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) swung momentum back in ASU’s favor with a 9-4 win at 184 pounds to extend the Apps’ advantage to 16-11.

From there, Virginia Tech rattled off 10 points in two bouts, and though Appalachian still had a chance in the final weight, VT’s 125-pounder Erik Spjut closed out the evening with a 4-0 decision.

“There were a couple of crucial weights that would have changed the outcome,” observed Bentley. “We were on the cusp of beating a top-15 team and have to start winning those close matches. We have some things to work on, but I feel good about our match with Gardner-Webb.”

In their next match, the Mountaineers travel to face Southern Conference newcomer Gardner-Webb on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
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