Monarchs Top Campbell To Garner First CAA Win Of Season

February 04, 2000
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 4 -- Old Dominion's wrestling team earned a 26-15 victory over Campbell University to grab its first CAA win of the year. The Monarchs scored three pins and two major decisions en route to moving to 2-3 overall, 1-0 in the CAA, while the Camels fell to 4-3 overall, 1-3 in the CAA.

Campbell jumped out to the early lead as heavyweight John Black defeated the Monarchs Leevi MacDonald (Virginia Beach, VA), 3-1, in overtime. However, ODU?s Chip Reyes (Virginia Beach, VA) pinned the Camel?s Adam Doherty at 125 to go up, 6-3.

The Monarchs' Joel Jimenez (Norfolk, VA) worked a major decision over Joey Bricker at 133 to move out to a 10-3 lead, but Campbell's Abner Suarez moved the Camels to within four with a 10-6 win over Andy Simons at 141. Monarch freshman Dennis Whitby (Lanoka Harbor, NJ) recorded the Monarchs second pin of the night as he stuck Jerome Davis in 6:21 to put ODU ahead 16-6.

The Camels registered back-to-back wins at 157 and 165 as Billy Greene topped Jake Cairns (Brick, NJ), 5-4, and Steve Smith edged Jesse Pearce (Norfolk, VA), 5-4. However, at 174, Old Dominion's George Sable (Middle Island, NY) earned his second pin of the season by taking down CU's Noah Geoghegan in four minutes to give the Monarchs a 22-12 lead.

Senior Chris Harrington (North Ft. Myers, FL) scored a major decision, topping Carson Orvin, 14-3, at 197 to seal the match for the Monarchs before John Christian scored a 10-8 victory over Old Dominion's Brad Krepps (Dauberville, PA) to close out the evening for the Camels. The Monarchs return to action on Saturday as they travel to Harrisonburg, VA, to battle James Madison at 7 pm.

Campbell 15,
Old Dominion 26
                                                   		CU  ODU
Hwt: John Black (CU) def. Leevi MacDonald (ODU), 3-1 (OT)     	3   0
125: Chip Reyes (ODU) pinned Adam Doherty (CU), 1:11          	3   6
133: Joel Jimenez (ODU) maj. dec. Joey Bricker (CU), 14-3     	3   10
141: Abner Suarez (CU) dec. Andy Simons (ODU), 10-6           	6   10
149: Dennis Whitby (ODU) pinned Jerome Davis (CU), 6:21      	6   16
157: Billy Greene (CU) dec. Jake Cairns (ODU), 5-4           	9   16
165: Steve Smith (CU) dec. Jesse Pearce (ODU), 5-4           	12  16
174: George Sable (ODU) pinned Noah Geoghegan (CU), 4:00      	12  22
184: Chris Harrington (ODU) maj. dec. Carson Orvin (CU), 14-3   12  26
197: John Christian (CU) def. Brad Krepps (ODU), 10-8         	15  26
                                         Final Score:   	15  26

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