No. 10 Hokies extend ACC win streak with 31-6 victory over Pitt

(10) Virginia Tech 31

PITTSBURGH - A win by fall from redshirt freshman Kyle Norstrem at 125 pounds in sudden victory overtime set the tone for No. 10 Virginia Tech’s convincing 31-6 victory over Pitt on Sunday afternoon.

The Hokies (10-2) won eight of the 10 bouts with four bonus point wins. The victory over the Panthers was Tech’s 16th consecutive ACC dual meet win, a streak that started in 2015.

Norstrem’s bout saw two challenges and both calls reversed that led to a 1-1 score at the end of three periods. Norstrem got Bentley on his back and secured the pin on a throw.

After Pitt picked up a 4-1 decision at 133, Brent Moore got the Hokies back on track with a 2-0 upset over No. 15 Nick Zanetta. Moore escaped in the second period after starting on bottom to take a 1-0 lead and was able to ride Zanetta the whole third period to pick up the riding time point.

Solomon Chishko returned for his first match since Nov. 25 against Missouri and scored a 3-1 decision over Robert Lee. After wins from B.C. LaPrade and David McFadden, Hunter Bolen put the match out of reach with an 18-3 tech fall in 4:57 for the Hokies’ second of four bonus point wins.

Tech returns to Cassell Coliseum on Friday, Jan. 26 when they take on No. 7 Lehigh at 7 p.m. Duke will then travel to Blacksburg to face the Hokies for a 1 p.m. dual on Saturday, Jan. 27.

No. 10 Virginia Tech 31, Pitt 6
125: Kyle Norstrem (Virginia Tech) WBF LJ Bentley (Pitt), 7:00 (SV OT)
133: #11 Dom Forys (Pitt) dec. #13 Dennis Gustafson (Virginia Tech), 4-1
141: Brent Moore (Virginia Tech) dec. #15 Nick Zanetta (Pitt), 2-0
149: #11 Solomon Chishko (Virginia Tech) dec. Robert Lee (Pitt), 3-1
157: B.C. LaPrade (Virginia Tech) dec. GioVonne Sanders (Pitt), 8-2
165: #4 David McFadden (Virginia Tech) dec. Jake Wentzel (Pitt), 7-3
174: Hunter Bolen (Virginia Tech) TF Austin Bell (Pitt), 18-3 (4:57)
184: #8 Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech) MD Gregg Harvey (Pitt), 13-4
197: #2 Jared Haught (Virginia Tech) MD Zach Bruce (Pitt), 11-2
285: #16 Ryan Solomon (Pitt) dec. #18 Andrew Dunn (Virginia Tech), 2-0

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