GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore Andy Smith has been named the Atlantic Coast Convention Wrestler of the Week following his upset victory at 197 kilos in final Friday night time’s top-10 showdown between the No. 8 Hokies and visiting No. 5 NC State.
Smith, ranked No. 26 nationally, scored a 3-2 win over the Wolfpack’s No.6 -ranked Isaac Trumble that proved pivotal as Virginia Tech posted a 16-14 crew victory within the convention twin opener for each groups.
With a Cassell Coliseum wrestling document crowd of 5,943 wanting on and 40 seconds remaining within the third interval, a counter by Smith snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the native of close by Christiansburg, Virginia, a 3-1 lead. Trumble adopted with an escape and appeared to assault, however Smith held on for the 3-2 resolution and a 16-11 Virginia Tech edge within the crew scoring that in the end proved to be sufficient.
Virginia Tech will participate within the Friday Night time Duals on ACC Community for the second consecutive week this Friday night time when it performs host to early league co-leader Pitt. North Carolina, which joined the Hokies and Panthers in successful its opening ACC twin final week, performs host to Virginia, whereas NC State is residence versus Duke.
All three of this Friday night time’s matches are set for 7 p.m. begins.
Previous to Friday night time’s contest, Duke is scheduled to go to Appalachian State on Tuesday night time at 7 for the lone non-conference match this week involving an ACC crew.