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Monarchs Close Out MAC Dual Action at Kent State (Fri.) and Ohio (Sun.)

February 08, 2018
By ODU Athletics

Old Dominion (7-8, 3-2 MAC) vs. Kent State (11-8, 1-3 MAC)
Match Info – Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
Location – Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (Kent, Ohio)
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Old Dominion (7-8, 3-2 MAC) vs. Ohio (4-6, 2-4 MAC)
Match Info – Sunday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.
Location – Convocation Center (Athens, Ohio)

ODU Match Notes 

KENT, Ohio – The Old Dominion (7-8, 3-2 MAC) wrestling team takes on two MAC opponents in Kent State (11-8, 1-3 MAC) and Ohio (4-6, 2-4 MAC) on Friday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 11.

Old Dominion has lost three straight at home to Virginia, Navy, and No. 16 Central Michigan. The Monarchs saw eight ranked wrestlers in the past two duals.

True freshman Michael McGee has won his last six of seven matches to improve to 22-8 on the year. Larry Early most recently defeated Blake Montrie of Central Michigan to give the sophomore a 23-8 record, the best on the team this season.

About Kent State
Kent State has recently lost two straight duals. The Golden Flashes defeated Ohio on Jan. 19 and currently sit in seventh place in the MAC standings.

In their last meeting, ODU defeated Kent State by a score of 23-19. The Golden Flashes own the series mark, 11-4-0.

About Ohio
The Bobcats have just one ranked wrestler on their squad in 133- pound Cameron Kelly. Ohio currently sits in fifth place in the MAC standings. The team is coming off two-straight wins in Northern Illinois and Gardner-Webb. 

Last time the two met, ODU beat the Bobcats 19-18 in Norfolk. The Monarchs own a 3-2 mark in the all-time series against Ohio.

Probable Starters
ODU vs. Kent State
125: Michael McGee (ODU) vs. Jake Ferri (Kent St)
133: Caleb Richardson (ODU) or Steven Simpson (ODU) vs. Anthony Tutolo (Kent State)
141: #19 Alex Madrigal (ODU) or Mason Wohltman (ODU) vs. Tim Rooney (Kent State)
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) or Jake DiBenedetto (ODU) vs. Nick Monico (Kent State)
157: Larry Early (ODU) vs. Casey Sparkman (Kent State)
165: Luke Drugac (ODU) vs. Isaac Bast (Kent State)
174: #17 Seldon Wright (ODU) vs. Dylan Barreiro (Kent State)
184: Antonio Agee (ODU) vs. Colin McCracken (Kent State) or Shane Mast (Kent State)
197: John D’Agostino (ODU) or Noah Bushman (ODU) vs. Kyle Conel (Kent State)
285: Ali Wahab (ODU) vs. Stephen Suglio (Kent State) 

Probable Starters
ODU vs. Ohio
125: Michael McGee (ODU) vs. Trevor Giallambardo (Ohio)
133: Caleb Richardson (ODU) or Steven Simpson (ODU) vs. #14 Cameron Kelly (Ohio)
141: #19 Alex Madrigal (ODU) or Mason Wohltman (ODU) vs. Mario Guillen (Ohio)
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) or Jake DiBenedetto (ODU) vs. Nick Vestal (Ohio) or Kade Kowalski (Ohio)
157: Larry Early (ODU) vs. Cullen Cummings (Ohio)
165: Luke Drugac (ODU) vs. Joe Terry (Ohio)
174: #17 Seldon Wright (ODU) vs. Austin Reese (Ohio) or Arsen Ashugyan (Ohio)
184: Antonio Agee (ODU) vs. Hunter Yeargan (Ohio)
197: John D’Agostino (ODU) or Noah Bushman (ODU) vs. Aaron Naples (Ohio)
285: Ali Wahab (ODU) vs. Zack Parker (Ohio) 

Up Next
The Monarchs wrap up the regular season at Duke on Feb. 17 in Durham, N.C. at 2 p.m.

 

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