The Virginia Duals, held for the 37th time Friday and Saturday in Hampton Coliseum, is a double-elimination wrestling tournament. But often, teams that start 0-2 are awarded another match, extending their stay in the esteemed event.
Lafayette, competing in the event for the fourth consecutive season, had grown accustomed to that special consolation round. Until Saturday, when the Rams finally broke through with a 47-29 morning win over Hanover after getting thumped into the losers bracket by Virginia Beach's Kellam High on Friday night.
"I don't think they expected to win a match there," Lafayette coach Chris Wiatt said.
In past years, the Rams competed in the...