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    Wrestling Falls at No. 9 Virginia Tech
    Freshman Tyler Hunt
    Freshman Tyler Hunt

    Jan. 20, 2013

    Blacksburg, Va. -

    The NC State wrestling team was in ACC action for the first time this year on Sunday afternoon, but fell at No. 9 Virginia Tech, 40-6. The Hokies improve to 11-2, including 4-0 in the ACC, while the Pack falls to 3-2 in duals this year.

    The dual meet started at 125 pounds, as No. 4 Jarrod Garnett of Virginia Tech scored a major decision over the Pack’s Joe DeAngelo, 15-4. The Hokies Erik Spjut followed with a decision over freshman Sam Speno, 3-2. It was Speno’s first loss in a dual this season after winning his first four of his Pack career.

    NC State scored six points at 141 pounds, as freshman Tyler Hunt was awarded a forfeit win and pulled the score to 7-6 after three bouts.

    The Hokies closed out the meet with seven straight wins.

    No. 6 Nick Brascetta downed Thomas Gantt, 7-1, at 149 pounds, and No. 7 Jesse Dong earned a technical fall over Matt Nereim, 15-0.

    At 165 pounds, No. 5 Pete Yates earned a forfeit win for six points.

    After Austin Gabel defeated the Pack’s Patrick Davis, 12-8, at 174 pounds, the Hokies scored back-to-back falls. Nick Vetterlain pinned the Pack’s Keegan Cerwinski at 184 pounds (3:18), and Derrick Borlie pinned Bill Cook at 197 pounds (0:55). David Marone of Virginia Tech closed out the dual with a 14-3 major decision over Mike Kosoy at 285 pounds.

    NC State will return to action next weekend, as the Pack travels to Virginia on Sunday for an ACC meet.

    #9 Virginia Tech (11-2, 4-0 ACC) 40, NC State (3-2, 0-1 ACC) 6
    125: #4 Jarrod Garnett (Va. Tech) major dec. Joe DeAngelo; 15-4
    133: Erik Spjut (Va. Tech) dec. Sam Speno; 3-2
    141: Tyler Hunt (NC State) forfeit win
    149: #6 Nick Brascetta (Va. Tech) dec. Thomas Gantt; 7-1
    157: #7 Jesse Dong (Va. Tech) technical fall Matt Nereim (NC State); 15-0
    165: #5 Pete Yates (Va. Tech) forfeit win
    174: Austin Gabel (Va. Tech) dec. Patrick Davis; 12-8
    184: Nick Vetterlein (Va. Tech) fall Keegan Cerwinski; 3:18
    197: Derrick Borlie (Va. Tech) fall Bill Cook; 0:55
    285: David Marone (Va. Tech) major dec. Mike Kosoy; 14-3



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