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Virginia Tech started their season off strong, defeating*Hofstra 28-9.
The match started off with 184 pound Nick Vetterlein took a 14-6 major decision victory and then Chris Penny picking up a victory with a first period pinfall.*The Hofstra pride started to fight back with Jamel Hudson (133 pounds) *taking out Eric Spjut by a score of 9-5.
Maybe the biggest matchup of the day saw Virginia Tech’s Devin Carter (3rd nationally) *pinning Luke Vaith (11th nationally) in the 141 pound matchup.
Virginia Tech will be back wrestling Sunday, with three dual matches at the Civic Center. They will be wrestling Kent State, Tennessee Chattanooga and Virginia Military Institute.
Virginia Tech vs. Hofstra full results:
125 pounds: #20 Joey Dance (VT) defeated Jamie Franco (3-1 decision)
133 pounds: Jamel Hudson (H) defeated #17 Erik Spjut (9-5 decision)
141 pounds: #3 Devin Carter (VT) defeated #11 Luke Vaith (pinfall at 2:55)
149 pounds: #5 Zach Neibert (VT) defeated Cody Ruggirello (13-9 decision)
157 pounds: Nick Terdick (H) defeated Sal Mastriani (10-6 decision)
165 pounds: #11 Joseph Booth (H) defeated #16 Chris Moon (5-3 decision)
174 pounds: #17 Austin Gabel (VT) defeated Victor Pozsonyi (5-1 decision)
184 pounds: Nick Vetterlein (VT) defeated Dwight Howes (14-6 major decision)
197 pounds: Chris Penny (VT) defeated David Heitman (pinfall at 2:57)
285 pounds: Ty Walz (VT) defeated Michael Hughes (6-4 decision (SV))