Virginia Tech 20, South Dakota State 16

SDSU Falls to No. 6 Virginia Tech

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Nov. 21, 2015 — No. 6 Virginia Tech used wins in the last three matches to record a 20-16 win over the South Dakota State University wrestling team Saturday evening at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits, now 1-3 in duals, won three of four matches to take a 16-11 lead after sophomore David Kocer (Wagner) recorded a major decision win over Cody Hughes, 9-1, at 174 pounds.

SDSU JackrabbitsThe Hokies then used three-straight decisions to win the dual.

Senior Brance Simms (Gilmore City, Iowa) picked up a 6-4 decision at 133 pounds for the Jacks’ first points. Junior Alex Kocer (Wagner) then won by technical fall over Chad Saunders at 149 pounds to even the match, 8-8.

No. 8 Cody Pack (Quincy, Calif.) recorded a major decision win, 9-1, over Jake Spengler in the 157-pound match to put South Dakota State ahead, 12-8.

The Jackrabbits return to action Nov. 27 when they host No. 4 Oklahoma State at 5 p.m. in Frost Arena.

#6 Virginia Tech 20, South Dakota State 16
125: #3 Joey Dance (VT) over Anthony Cefolo (SDSU) – Tech Fall, 17-2, 4:39
133: Brance Simms (SDSU) over Kevin Norstrem (VT) – Dec., 6-4
141: #10 Solomon Chishko (VT) over Seth Gross (SDSU) – Dec., 10-5
149: Alex Kocer (SDSU) over Chad Saunders (VT) – Tech Fall, 16-1, 5:58
157: #8 Cody Pack (SDSU) over Jake Spengler (VT) – Maj., 13-1
165: #20 David McFadden (VT) over Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) – Dec., 6-4
174: David Kocer (SDSU) over Cody Hughes (VT) – Maj. 9-1
184: Zachary Zavatsky (VT) over Brady Ayers (SDSU) – Dec. 7-4
197: #19 Jared Haught (VT) over #12 Nate Rotert (SDSU) – Dec. 3-2
285: #2 Ty Wlaz (VT) over Alex Macki (SDSU) – Dec. 5-3

DUAL NOTES:
Nov. 21, 2015 – 4:30 p.m. – Frost Arena – Brookings, S.D.
Updated Records: SDSU (1-3), No. 6 Virginia Tech (2-1)
Attendance: 895

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