Saturday, December 01, 2012
In the region: Pitt rallies to beat Hokies in wrestling
PITTSBURGH - The 11th-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team fell to No. 18 Pittsburgh 18-16 on Friday, continuing a frustrating history with the Panthers.
Virginia Tech held a 16-3 lead, but Pittsburgh rallied with four straight wins in the 174-, 184-, 197-pound and heavyweight classes.
Tech wrestlers Zach Neibert, Nick Brascetta, Jesse Dong, and Pete Yates all won.
With the loss the Hokies are 0-10 all time against Pittsurgh on the mat.
Virginia in 6th at Vegas meet
LAS VEGAS - Five Virginia wrestlers remained in contention, including three in the semfinals, at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
George DiCamillo (133), Jedd Moore (157) and Nick Sulzer (165) will all wrestle to advance to the finals today.
Derek Valenti (149) and Jon Fausey (174) are in the consolation bracket.
The No. 17 Cavaliers are in sixth place in the 32-team event. No. 5 Ohio State is in the lead.
VMI loses first dual
LANCASTER, Pa. - VMI (0-1) won the last five bouts in its opening dual, but Franklin & Marshall won the first five, and held on for a 20-16 win.
Mark Darr (165), John Dommert (174), Urayoan Garcia (197) and Juan Adams all won decisions for VMI.
Jonathan Jones won a major decision at 184.
However, F&M opened the dual with a fall, and never trailed.
College of Charleston leaving SoCon for CAA
The College of Charleston’s board of trustees voted Friday to accept an invitation to join the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Cougars, who do not play football, will leave the Southern Conference for the CAA next summer.
The Charleston, S.C., school has made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament four times. The team has beaten Baylor and Boston College this season.
The CAA has been looking to add a few basketball schools because Virginia Commonwealth left for the Atlantic 10 this year and Old Dominion will jump to Conference USA next summer.
UVa’s Miller honored
Virginia women’s soccer standout Caroline Miller has been named a first-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The senior forward set UVa single-season records in goals (20) and points (47). She is one of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy, which goes to the national player of the year.