ODU Falls at Kent State, 25-7
KENT, Ohio – The Old Dominion Wrestling team (2-5, 0-2) lost 25-7 to the Kent State Flashes on Monday evening at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.
ODU picked up decision victories by No. 9 Chris Mecate at 141 pounds, No. 27 Jerome Robinson at 125 pounds, and by Matt Tourdot at 285 pounds.
The match started at 125 pounds where ODU’s Jerome Robinson scored a takedown in the match and won by a 2-0 decision over Edilberto Vinas. Robinson improves to 1-1 on the season after his debut more than a week ago against Eastern Michigan.
At 141 pounds, Old Dominion’s No. 9-ranked Chris Mecate took on Kent State’s No. 18-ranked Tyler Small. Mecate would not give up a single point as he took a 3-0 lead. Mecate would score one more takedown and win the match 5-0 by a decision. Mecate improves his record on the year to 10-3.
ODU’s Scott Festejo (133) put up a fight against No. 17-ranked Mackenzie McGuire, but eventually fell 9-6 by a decision.
At 157, ODU’s No. 14-ranked Tristan Warner took on the Flashes No. 8-ranked Ian Miller. Warner and Miller battled to a tight 2-1 first period, but Warner was unable to score a takedown and fell 7-2 in a close bout.
Matt Tourdot would finish the match for the Monarchs with a convincing 3-1 decision against Kent St opponent Mimmo Lytle, but would be too late as ODU fell in the team score 25-7.
The Monarchs next event takes place Dec. 29 as the Monarchs travel to the Brute Invitational from Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.
Kent State 25, ODU 7
125- No. 27 Jerome Robinson (ODU) dec. Edilberto Vinas (Kent St.) 2-0. ODU leads 3-0.
133- No. 17 Mackenzie McGuire (Kent St.) dec. Scott Festejo (ODU) 9-6. Tied 3-3.
141- No. 9 Chris Mecate (ODU) dec. No. 18 Tyler Small (Kent St.) 5-0. ODU leads 6-3.
149- Michael DePalma (Kent St.) dec. No. 20 Alexander Richardson (ODU) 7-1. Tied 6-6.
157- No. 8 Ian Miller (Kent St.) dec. No. 14 Tristan Warner (ODU) 7-2. Kent St. leads 9-6.
165- Tyler Buckwalter (Kent St.) maj. dec. Marcus Johnson (ODU) 16-3. Kent St. leads 13-6.
174- No. 20 Caleb Marsh (Kent St.) dec. Billy Curling (ODU) 5-3. Kent St. leads 16-6.
184- No. 16 Sam Wheeler (Kent St.) dec. Austin Coburn (ODU) 5-3. Kent St. leads 19-6.
197- Cole Baxter (Kent St.) pins Kevin Beazley (ODU) 1:54. Kent St. leads 25-6.
285- Matt Tourdot (ODU) dec. Mimmo Lytle (Kent St.) 3-1.
Kent St. wins 25-7 (ODU deducted two team points during 174 bout).
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