Richards Streak Continues, but UVA wins 40-5
LEXINGTON, Va. – Junior red-shirt Neal Richards won his 11th-consecutive match Friday night, but The University of Virginia defeated VMI 40-5 in non-conference action from Cormack Hall.
Richards earned a technical fall at 174 pounds, defeating Drew Peck 19-4 in 5:44. The reigning Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week runs his record to 18-3 this winter.
Dom Gallo battled his Virginia opponent Sam Krivus for all seven minutes, coming up just short 6-4. Tre Momon trailed by just two points at 285 until the closing seconds, falling 7-3.
The Keydets travel to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Sunday for a Southern Conference match at 2 p.m.
January 18, 2019 – Lexington, Va.
The University of Virginia 40, VMI 5
125: Jack Mueller (VIRG) over Cliff Conway (VMI) (Fall 1:21)
133: Louie Hayes (VIRG) over Hunter Starner (VMI) (TF 15-0 5:11)
141: Sam Krivus (VIRG) over Dom Gallo (VMI) (Dec 6-4)
149: Michael Murphy (VIRG) over Zach Schmitt (VMI) (Fall 3:54)
157: Jake Keating (VIRG) over Darren Ostrander (VMI) (MD 18-7)
165: Cam Coy (VIRG) over Luke Nicksic (VMI) (TF 16-1 2:04)
174: Neal Richards (VMI) over Drew Peck (VIRG) (TF 19-4 5:44)
184: Chance McClure (VIRG) over Ben Wagner (VMI) (MD 11-3)
197: Jay Aiello (VIRG) over Chris Beck (VMI) (MD 11-3)
285: Tyler Love (VIRG) over Trey Momon (VMI) (Dec 7-3)