HAMPTON — No. 22 Virginia beat Kent State 23-12 on the opening day of the 40th annual Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum on Friday.
UVa (4-1) is the top seed in the National Division, which is for major-college teams. UVa will face fourth-seeded Old Dominion in the semifinals at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Virginia won six of 10 weight classes Friday, including bonus-point wins from Justin McCoy and Quinn Miller.
- Ferrum, the second seed in the American Division (for small-college teams), also won its Virginia Duals match Friday. The Panthers beat Alderson Broaddus 34-11.
Austin Smith, Galilee Kissell and Carlos Leyva won by pin for the Panthers (4-1).
Ferrum will meet Waynesburg in the semifinals at 2 p.m. Saturday.
W&L wins group at Lycoming Whitehill National Duals
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — No. 25 Washington and Lee went 3-0 to win Group D on the first day of Lycoming College’s Budd Whitehill National Duals.
W&L (8-2) beat Wilkes 44-3, giving coach Nathan Shearer his 50th win with the Generals. W&L then beat Ohio Northern 24-20 and defeated No. 23 Castleton 25-13.
Against Ohio Northern, W&L trailed entering the final bout. But heavyweight Clay Chadwick pinned Logan Painter in 1:13 to give W&L the victory.
The Generals will face 12th-ranked College of New Jersey in the tournament semifinals at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
n Southern Virginia went 1-2 in Group A. The Knights lost to The College of New Jersey 46-3, lost 33-19 to Cortland and beat Wesleyan (Connecticut) 27-21.
VMI goes 1-2 at quad meet
LEXINGTON — The Keydets went 1-2 at the VMI Quad, beating California Baptist 22-21 on a tiebreaker before losing 33-8 to Clarion and 30-6 to Cleveland State.
VMI standout Neal Richards went 3-0 on the day at 174 pounds.