No. 10 Hokies get by Edinboro, 20-15

(10) Virginia Tech 20

EDINBORO, Pa. - A major decision from Zack Zavatsky at 184 pounds and a first period fall from Jared Haught at 197 lifted No. 10 Virginia Tech to a 20-15 win over Edinboro on Friday evening.

The Hokies (9-2) trailed 12-10 entering 184 pounds but Zavatsky responded with a 10-2 major decision. It marked Zavatsky’s seventh consecutive bonus point victory going back to Tech’s dual with Princeton on Dec. 10.

With Tech now leading 14-12, Haught followed with a pin in 1:34 that clinched the match, 20-12. It marked the fastest win in Haught’s career and the fastest time since picking up a fall in 1:35 as a redshirt sophomore.

The Fighting Scots took the first two bouts before redshirt freshman Brent Moore grinded out a 2-1 decision to put the Hokies on the board. Ryan Blees continued his tear at 149 pounds as he posted an 18-4 major decision to give the Hokies their fist lead in the dual, 7-6.

Tech would drop the bouts at 157 and 174 but David McFadden kept the Hokies in striking distance with a 14-8 decision at 165.

The Hokies return to action on Sunday at 2 p.m. with their ACC opener against Pitt.

No. 10 Virginia Tech 20, Edinboro 15
125: #11 Sean Russell (Edinboro) dec. Kyle Norstrem (Virginia Tech), 11-5
133: #18 Korbin Myers (Edinboro) dec. #13 Dennis Gustafson (Virginia Tech), 6-4
141: Brent Moore (Virginia Tech) dec. Nate Hagan (Edinboro), 2-1
149: Ryan Blees (Virginia Tech) MD Peter Pappas (Edinboro), 18-4
157: Andrew Shomers (Edinboro) dec. B.C. LaPrade (Virginia Tech), 6-2
165: #4 David McFadden (Virginia Tech) dec. Fritz Hoehn (Edinboro), 14-8
174: Ty Schoffstall (Edinboro) dec. Cody Hughes (Virginia Tech), 9-8
184: #8 Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech) MD Zach Ancewicz, 10-2
197: #2 Jared Haught (Virginia Tech) WBF Aaron Paddock, 1:34
285: #14 Billy Miller dec. #18 Andrew Dunn (Virginia Tech), 3-2

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