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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.

Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech men’s basketball and many other teams at the university. He also helps cover other colleges, including Radford, VMI, Roanoke, Washington and Lee and Ferrum.

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