Wrestling ACCtion: Friday, February 5

Feb. 5, 2010

Lehigh rallies for win over Hokies

The 15th-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team jumped out to a big lead, but it was No. 8 Lehigh who came roaring back by winning the final five matches for a 24-12 win in a bout between two top-15 teams Friday night at Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. The Mountain Hawks improved to 12-3-1 with the win while Tech fell to 14-5 with its second-straight loss.

In the opening match, 14th-ranked Jarrod Garnett of Tech had his way with John McDonald, picking up a 7-1 win. After a scoreless first period, he got an escape, takedown and two near fall points in the second period to open things up. He added a late takedown at the end of the third stanza to seal the win. At 133 pounds, No. 13 Matt Fisk of Lehigh tied things up with a 6-1 decision over Brock LiVorio. A takedown in first period was all he needed, but he picked up an escape and a takedown in the third period.

At 141 pounds, 10th-ranked Chris Diaz picked up a takedown with one second left in the match to capture a wild 4-3 win over 17th-ranked Seth Ciasulli. Ciasulli got a first-period takedown and a stall warning point against Diaz to take a 3-2 lead. But Diaz kept fighting and was awarded the two points at the buzzer much to dismay of the Lehigh faithful to give the Hokies a huge momentum swing.