West Virginia wrestling ends weekend at VMI
WVU comes off a 40-3 win over Glenville State on Friday
The University of West Virginia wrestling team travels to Lexington, Va. To fight the VMI Keydets on Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. ET.
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West Virginia is 2-3 overall, coming off a 40-3 win over Glenville State on Friday. It was the first time WVU had scored 40 or more points since the team shut out the Grand Canyon, 42-0, in 2015. A year earlier, the Mountaineers had shut out Davidson, 45-0, on the inside. of the WVU Coliseum. The win over Davidson was the last time before Friday night’s result that they had achieved the feat at home.
“Hopefully we can stay healthy and keep that aggression and that energy going,” fourth-year coach Tim Flynn said. “I think it’s good for us to fight one game, get up, practice, study a little, come down and fight another game. I think it puts you in a year-end mode where you struggle for several days.
The Mountaineers face the Keydets for the 24th time in program history and the first since the 2020 season. West Virginia earned a 34-8 victory over VMI in this meeting in the third annual Mountaineer Quad and s’ is improved to 18-5 against them in the all-time streak. Returns Lucas Seibert (133), Caleb Rea (141), Alex Hornfeck (157) and Jackson Moomau (184) have scored wins in their individual matches. Hornfeck shut out VMI’s Will Lawrence, 9-0, with three strikeouts for the major decision, while the other three climbers scored three points each in their decisions.
WVU also won a 38-3 victory over VMI in 2014. The duel came 45 years after the two schools faced each other for 20 consecutive years from 1950 to 1969. Their first meeting was in 1925, when the Mountaineers won 22-8 in the second game. of the year and fifth year of existence of the WVU wrestling.
VMI begins its home opener at 1-1 after dividing matches to close a three-way meeting at Franklin and Marshall University. The Keydets narrowly escaped with a 24-22 victory over Long Island University before being passed, 24-12, by F&M. Junior Zach Brown is leading the way for the home side with an 8-5 at 184 pounds record.
Next, West Virginia welcomes Chattanooga and Cleveland State to Morgantown on Monday, December 20, for the team’s first tri-meet of the season. The event will start with the two visiting schools going head-to-head at 10:30 am, followed by WVU vs. CU at noon and CSU at 1:30 pm.