#13 Nathan Kraisser knocked off his second top 10 opponent Saturday.
#13 Nathan Kraisser knocked off his second top 10 opponent Saturday.
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No. 11 Virginia Tech Defeats UNC, 32-9
Release: 01/19/2013

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --  North Carolina fell to No. 11 Virginia Tech in its second ACC dual of the season on Saturday at Carmichael Arena, 32-9.

Freshman Nathan Kraisser (125) upset Virginia Tech's Jarrod Garnett to start the dual. No. 13 Kraisser got out to an early start against No. 4 Garnett and captured a 9-2 decision, putting the Tar Heels out to a 3-0 lead in the dual. The win was Kraisser's second victory against top ten opponents this weekend.

An early takedown followed by a three-point near fall helped Kraisser to a strong 5-0 start in the first period. Kraisser added an additional point in the second period, and two more in the third period, leading to the 9-2 decision.

The Hokies tied the match at 3-3 as redshirt junior Erik Spjut (133) defeated No. 18 Joey Ward with a decision, 7-4. Spjut took down Ward in the first period and held the lead for the rest of the match. Spjut managed another takedown in both the second and the third periods, resulting in his 7-4 victory.

North Carolina retook the lead 9-3 as No. 7 Evan Henderson won by forfeit at 141 lbs.

At 149 lbs, Virginia Tech closed the gap to 9-6, as sophomore Nick Brascetta claimed an 8-2 decision over redshirt sophomore Christian Barber.

Ranked 7th coming into the match, Brascetta came out to a fast start, taking Barber down in the first period. He proceeded to take down Barber twice more. Heilmann escaped twice, leading to the 8-2 result.

Virginia Tech jumped out in front in the match, taking a 12-9 lead after No. 7 Jesse Dong (157) won by forfeit.

The Hokies extended their lead to 16-9 as they added four points with No. 5 Pete Yates' major decision victory over North Carolina's John Staudenmayer. Yates, a redshirt senior, surged to a 10-0 win. Yates tallied two three-point near falls in the second period and escaped once in the third period, resulting in his 10-0 victory.

At 174 lbs, Hokies wrestler Austin Gabel won 4-2 in an exciting double overtime bout against Tanner Eitel to give Virginia Tech a 19-9 lead.

Neither wrestler proved any dominance in regulation. Gabel and Eitel both notched up escapes in the second and third periods respectively, which brought them into overtime tied at two. After no score in the first overtime period, Gabel finally broke the tie, escaping and then taking down Eitel, going onto win 4-2.

Virginia Tech's Nick Vetterlein won 10-6 in a close bout against North Carolina's Alex Utley at 184 lbs, bumping Virginia Tech's lead up to 22-9. Vetterlein scored his ten points with five takedowns against Utley.

Hokie wrestler Derrick Borlie (197) defeated Tar Heel Frank Abbondanza, 15-3. Virginia Tech bumped up their lead over North Carolina to 26-9. Borlie put up 9 points in the first period, which led to major decision victory.

 David Malone (HWT) pinned Cody Klempay in 1:30, leading to Virginia Tech's final score over North Carolina, 32-9.

North Carolina's next match will be January 25th at Navy at 7:30 PM. The Tar Heels next home match will be against NC State on February 1st at Carmichael Arena at 7:00 PM.

 

No. 11 Virginia Tech, North Carolina

Jan. 19, 2013- Carmichael Arena

125: #13 Nathan Kraisser (UNC) by decision over #4 Jarrod Garnett (VT), 9-2

Period 1 - takedown UNC, 3-point near fall UNC

Period 2 - UNC down, escape UNC

Period 3 - VT down, escape VT, takedown UNC, escape VT, riding time UNC

UNC 3, VT 0

133: Erik Spjut (VT) by decision over Joey Ward (UNC), 7-4

Period 1 - takedown UNC, escape VT

Period 2 - VT down, escape VT, takedown VT, escape UNC

Period 3 - UNC down, escape UNC, takedown VT, VT down, escape VT

UNC 3, VT 3

141: #7 Evan Henderson (UNC) wins by forfeit

UNC 9, VT 3

149: #7 Nick Brascetta (VT) by decision over Christian Barber (UNC), 8-2

Period 1 - takedown VT, escape UNC

Period 2 - VT down, escape VT, takedown VT

Period 3 - UNC down, escape UNC, takedown VT, riding time VT

UNC 9, VT 6

157: #7 Jesse Dong (VT) wins by forfeit

UNC 9, VT 12

165: #5 Pete Yates (VT) by major decision over John Staudenmayer (UNC), 10-0

Period 1 - takedown VT

Period 2 - UNC down, 3-point near fall VT, 3-point near fall VT

Period 3 - VT down, escape VT, riding time VT

UNC 9, VT 16

174: Austin Gabel (VT) by decision over Tanner Eitel (UNC), 4-2

Period 1 -

Period 2 - UNC down, escape UNC

Period 3 - VT down, escape VT

OT Period 1 - Neutral

OT Period 2 - VT down, escape VT, takedown VT

OT Period 3 - UNC down, escape UNC

UNC 9, VT 19

184: Nick Vetterlein (VT) by decision over Alex Utley (UNC), 10-6

Period 1 - takedown UNC, escape VT, takedown VT, escape UNC

Period 2 - UNC down, escape UNC, takedown VT, escape UNC, takedown VT

Period 3 - VT down, escape VT, takedown VT, escape UNC

UNC 9, VT 22

197: Derrick Borlie (VT) by major decision over Frank Abbondanza (UNC), 15-3

Period 1 - takedown VT, 3-point near fall VT, escape UNC, takedown VT, escape UNC, takedown VT

Period 2 - UNC down, escape UNC, takedown VT

Period 3 - VT down, escape VT, takedown VT, riding time VT

UNC 9, VT 26

HWT: David Marone (VT) by pin over Cody Klempay (UNC), 1.30

Period 1 - takedown VT, fall 1:30

UNC 9, VT 32


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