2018 Commonwealth Clash

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So the Hokies have started out strong holding a 4.5-2 lead. Can pick up 1.5 more points today 2/11/18 with women's basketball and wrestling. If you can try and watch or attend let's show those Hoos that Tech can compete in something besides football.

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How do they decide what games are worth 1.0 points vs 0.5 points?

EDIT: Nevermind, found the rules.

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Well that's an ugly wrestling mat.

let's show those Hoos that Tech can compete in something besides football.

Um have you not heard or...

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So trying to watch wrestling and I just don't get that sport. So if someone just wants to post if the Hokies win or not.

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The good guys to win and the bad guys should lose

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They just look like they aren't moving at all sometimes. The ref awards points randomly at times. The graphic being use doesn't tell who who is who.

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You should watch a video on how the scoring works. Virginia Tech plays one before home matches. It helps you know what you are looking at.

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Probably back points. I'm more familiar with high school than college, but a pin is an automatic win, but having their back past a certain angle and being close to a pin will award back points. You can usually see the ref counting with his hand. There's the standard take down is 2 points, a reversal is 2 points, an escape is 1 point.

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Also, pay attention to the cuffs the wrestling put on their ankles (red/green). The ref will indicate points by raising his hand that matches the cuff color. Also, will use it to indicate a lot of other stuff (starting position, stalling, etc) specific to one wrestler or the other.

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So in boxing or other sport next to the name it will show trunks color or something similar. Last night just had a name. So you had to know who the Tech wrestlers were by name to keep up with scoring.

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In a dual they only wrestle one match at a time and each team wears the same singlets. It wouldn't help much to look at their names because names aren't on their singlets anyway.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinsku, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

But when they score a point if it said "VT" or "LOLUVA" next to their name I would know who was scoring points.

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Ah. Now I get what you're saying. Fortunately if you get into it there are only 10 weight classes so it's not too hard to remember each of our wrestlers.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinsku, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

College wrestling is an amazing sport. It does take some time to get acclimated to the rules and everything but I highly recommend it. If you're ever in Blacksburg and there is a dual going on you should give it a shot.

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Wow. Blees came back from 5-0 to win 6-8. Suckit loluva

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Haught with the pin. Get dropped Wahoos.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Haught is just fast / quick as shit!

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Whelp Women's basketball is missing some key pieces because they are getting blown out by LOLUVA.

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Not so fast. Just took the lead with under three left

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Yep I just saw it. Not going to turn it on to keep it going.

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Aaaand we blew it. Missed foul shots let LOLUVa stay in striking distance

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So what your saying is it's your fault for telling me?

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Yeah my bad.

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Three turnovers in the last two minutes of the game make losing by 2 even more frustrating

Definitely a hard loss after they fought so hard. Looked like Berry got fouled on that last shot though.

Losing a Junior off the team at this point in the season really hurts.

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Ouch, it wasnt until your comment that I saw the news on Hicks stepping away. Thats a huge blow in terms of ball control and scoring. Thats 12 points and close to six assists a game.

Isn't she a steak (or steal) machine too?

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Isn't she a steak machine too?

Your autocorrect game has been unreal lately HF

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I think they are making the keyboards smaller!

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Okay, I'm going with steal after way too long at looking at this.

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3.21 per game this season

Lady Hokies making a run.

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And.....unfortunately, they couldn't pull it off. Two point loss after being down 18 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Why do the women play quarters and the men play halves?

I have no idea other than they probably just adopted rules for that purpose. They can also choose to advance the ball up court after a timeout (a la the NBA rule). I'm not a huge fan of that, although it does have obvious benefits.

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I recorded all of the results for today's match but VT seemed very flat. Have no idea why we forfeited 141. Tough starting out 0-6! Haskett wrestled for Guff @ 133. He was ahead 5-2 (?) after 1 but then he gassed out. Could not get out of his own way. He is young and will improve.. Really miss Joey and Ty, what great book ends. Don't expect to finish 6th this go around.

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Backups wrestled at 125 and 133. Norstrem is still injured at 125 and Gus has the flu at 133. We forfeited 141 because Moore also has the flu.

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Is BC Laprade still hurt? The way Chisko is wrestling at 157 I'm not sure he would beat out BC in a wrestle off at this point.

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Yes BC is still injured.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinsku, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

BC will be back for ACCS

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Anyone know the schedule for the rest of the VT-LOLuva matchups? Might be a close one for the clash again this year.

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Thanks!

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Crazy to me that we dont play each other in women's soccer.