WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Old Dominion (8-7, 5-2 MAC) wrestling team fell to American (7-4, 5-1 EIWA) on Friday night, 24-14. Five individuals in Tim Young, No. 14 Michael McGee, No. 14 Sa'Derian Perry, No. 6 Larry Early and Shane Jones won bouts on the road.
After returning to the mat since the first week of January, Antonio Agee was pinned in the second period. At 197, Tim Young answered for the Monarchs with an 11-2 major decision to pick up four team points for ODU. Also returning to the mat, Will Hilliard got stuck on his back and pinned in the third period.
At 125 pounds, No. 14 McGee routed Gage Curry, 7-1 for his 14th dual win of the season. Trevon Majette was pinned by No. 18 Josh Terao at 133 pounds.
No. 14 Perry notched another dominant win over an Eagle with a 7-2 decision over Josh Mutchnik. Perry owned over four minutes of riding time during the 141-pound bout.
In a close match, Kenan Carter dropped a 2-0 decision to Michael Sprague at 149 pounds.
No. 6 Early battled his way to a 6-2 decision over Kizahn Clark, which was decided by the redshirt juniors two takedowns and riding time in the final period. Early now holds a 19-3 record this season. Shane Jones followed Early with a 7-2 win over Anthony Wokasch to close out team scoring for the Monarchs.
Despite splitting five matches each, American's three pins was enough to defeat ODU by bonus points.
Box Score American 24 ODU 14 184: Tanner Harvey (AU) fall over Antonio Agee (ODU), 3:24 197: Tim Young (ODU) MD over Prince Hyeamang (AU), 11-2 285: Niko Camacho (AU) fall over Will Hilliard (ODU), 5:32 125: #14 Michael McGee (ODU) dec. over Gage Curry (AU), 7-1 133: #18 Josh Terao (AU) fall over Trevon Majette (ODU), 3:18 141: #14 Sa’Derian Perry (ODU) dec. over Josh Mutchnik (AU), 7-2 149: Michael Sprague (AU) dec. over Kenan Carter (ODU), 2-0 157: #6 Larry Early (ODU) dec. over Kizhan Clark (AU), 6-2 165: Shane Jones (ODU) dec. over Anthony Wokasch (AU), 7-2 * 174: Conner Allshouse (AU) dec. over Luke Drugac (ODU), 3-1 * *ODU Team point deducted
Up Next ODU closes out their regular season at Drexel on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. ET.
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