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Mat men lose last meet before ACCs

The Cavalier mat men dropped their final regular season match to Maryland 25-15 Sunday. The Cavaliers (11-11, 2-3 ACC) started in a 10-0 hole after an injured Matt Bonson forfeited at 133 pounds and Nick Nelson lost at 141 pounds by major decision. Virginia attempted to mount a comeback, as senior Rocco Caponi helped his team take a 15-13 lead with a pin in the 184-pound division, but the grapplers were unable to hold onto the slim margin, losing the final three bouts by major decision. Caponi’s pin tied him for fifth place on Virginia’s all-time pins list and gives him 107 career wins, good for third all-time at Virginia. Though their regular season is now complete, the Cavaliers will travel to Blacksburg March 7 for the ACC Championships.

—compiled by Ben Gomez


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