No. 10 Hokies rout West Virginia, 30-6

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BLACKSBURG - No. 10 Virginia Tech took eight of the 10 matches against West Virginia including four bonus point wins as the Hokies topped the Mountaineers, 30-6, in front 2,392 at Carillion Clinic Court on Friday night.

Three-straight wins from redshirt sophomore David McFadden at 165 pounds to redshirt junior Zack Zavatsky at 184 went for bonus points for the Hokies (5-1). McFadden moved to 18-0 on the season with a major decision while freshman Hunter Bolen picked up his first win by fall at 174 pounds.

With the Hokies only leading by one through four weight classes, 7-6, redshirt freshman B.C. LaPrade knocked off his second ranked opponent of the season with a convincing 8-2 decision over No. 18 Zachary Moore. LaPrade’s win sparked five-consecutive wins for Tech.

After McFadden’s team-best 10th bonus point win of the season, Bolen registered his first pin as a Hokie at 4:48 in the bout over redshirt senior Parker VonEgidy. The match was clinched after Zavatsky gave the Hokies its third-consecutive bonus point win with a workman-like 14-2 major decision with riding time over Brenden McRill.

The top five bout of the night between third-ranked Jared Haught and fifth-ranked Jake Smith saw Haught take 2-1 decision on a stall and an escape. Redshirt freshman Andrew Dunn closed out the night with a 2-1 decision in the second tiebreaker period.

The Hokies will return to action in 2018 at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Virginia from Jan. 12-13.

No. 10 VIRGINIA TECH 30, WEST VIRGINIA 6
125: #19 Zeke Moisey dec. Kyle Norstrem (VT), 10-3
133: #14 Dennis Gustafson dec. (VT) Matthew Schmitt, 7-1
141: Brent Moore (VT) MD Christian Monserrat , 13-4
149: Kyler Rea dec. Andrew Mehrholz (VT), 5-0
157: B.C. LaPrade (VT) dec. No. 18 Zachary Moore, 8-2
165: #4 David McFadden (VT) MD Nick Kiussis, 15-6
174: Hunter Bolen (VT) fall Parker VonEgidy, 4:48
184: #7 Zack Zavatsky (VT) MD Brenden McRill, 14-2
197: #3 Jared Haught (VT) dec. #5 Jake Smith, 2-1
285: #17 Andrew Dunn (VT) dec. Brandon Ngati, 2-1 (TB-2)

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