Wrestling ACCtion: Monday, January 4

Jan. 4, 2010

Tech rolls to 32-16 win over Appalachian State
The Virginia Tech wrestling team improved to 7-1 on the season with an easy 32-16 win over Appalachian State Monday evening at Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies had to overcome injury and illness, but put together a solid night to cruise to the win.

The night started with seventh-ranked Jarrod Garnett picking up a 17-5 major decision over Brett Boston at 125 pounds. The sophomore used six takedowns and a nearfall combination to give the Hokies an early 4-0 lead. At 133 pounds, Brock LiVorio made his season debut and picked up a pin at the 4:48 mark to make it 10-0. At 141 pounds, ninth-ranked Chris Diaz dominated Chris Collura, beating him 17-2 for the technical fall at the 6:30 mark. He used six takedowns and two nearfalls to pick up the win.

At 149 pounds, with starter Pete Yates sidelined, Nick Murray took the mat and led 6-2 before becoming ill and having to take an injury timeout. Upon returning, Savva Kostis took advantage of the situation and reversed him before eventually pinning Murray at the 4:35 mark.