UNC upends Pitt

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Behind four ranked victories, the North Carolina wrestling team (9-7, 1-2 ACC) defeated No. 19 Pitt, 22-12, Friday night in Carmichael Arena.

Carolina earned six decisions, highlighted by ranked wins from Derek Guanajuato (133), Jayden Scott (149), Tyler Eischens (174) and Max Shaw (197). Rounding out the night at heavyweight, Cade Lautt picked up the lone major decision of the night for Carolina.

After Spencer Moore's 1-0 decision, the freshman Guanajuato collected his first ranked victory of his collegiate career. At 149 pounds, Scott defeated No. 28 Finn Solomon by decision, followed by Sonny Santiago's 11-4 decision.

The Tar Heels ended the match with the Panthers winning three of the final four bouts. Eischens claimed his third-straight ranked decision, Shaw collected his 15th victory of the campaign, and Lautt earned his first dual victory in ACC competition.

Up next, the Tar Heels pay visit to Virginia next Friday night in Charlottesville. The matchup with the Cavaliers begins at 8:30 PM, with the match televised on ACC Network.

125: No. 29 Spencer Moore (UNC) over Colton Camacho (Pitt): 1-0 Dec
133: Derek Guanajuato (UNC) over No. 23 Vinnie Santaniello (Pitt): 4-1 Dec
141: No. 22 Cole Matthews (Pitt) over No. 5 Lachlan McNeil (UNC): 6-2 Dec
149: Jayden Scott (UNC) over No. 28 Finn Solomon (Pitt): 3-2 Dec
157: No. 33 Sonny Santiago (UNC) over Jared Keslar (Pitt): 11-4 Dec
165: No. 14 Holden Heller (Pitt) over Isaias Estrada (UNC): Fall (1:47)
174: No. 27 Tyler Eischens (UNC) over No. 18 Luca Augustine (Pitt): 3-1 Dec
184: No. 9 Reece Heller (Pitt) over Sabino Portella (UNC): 5-2 Dec
197: No. 26 Max Shaw (UNC) over No. 14 Mac Stout (Pitt): 5-4 Dec
HWT: Cade Lautt (UNC) over Geoff Magin (Pitt): 15-6 MD