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ODU came close but could not win at 285 and fell 21-15 to ASU Saturday
Courtesy: ODU Athletics

No. 24 Monarchs Fall 21-15 to Arizona State at VA Duals

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: January 11, 2014
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Hampton, Va. – The Old Dominion University wrestling team (3-7, 0-2) opened day two with a 21-15 loss to Arizona State in the Consolation Quarterfinals at the 2014 Virginia Duals.

As was the story yesterday ODU fell behind early, trailing 6-0 as a team after No. 20-ranked Brandon Jeske (125) led 10-7 initially before losing by a fall at 4:54. Jeske’s record on the season falls to 13-9.

At 133 pounds Michael Hayes gave the Monarchs a boost with a 10-point perfomance in his 10-6 decision win over Kalin Goodsite. Hayes finished 1-1 in the Duals this weekend.

No. 4-ranked Chris Mecate picked up a 5-1 decision victory against Matthew Kraus. Mecate went 2-1 at the Virginia Duals and improved his record to 18-5 this season.

Three Monarchs went 3-0 this year at the Virginia Duals- Alexander Richardson (149), Billy Curling (174) and Kevin Beazley (197). Richardson defeated Preston McCalmon by a 6-1 decision. Richardson improved his record to 16-6 this season.

Curling (174) had the best match of the day. Trailing 6-4 with only :50 seconds he scored a takedown to tied the match 6-6. Before the match would end in regulation Curling scored one more takedown to win 8-6. Curling improved his record to 8-6 on the season and has won five of his last seven matches.

197-pounder Kevin Beazley also came away with a 10-5 decision victory. The win allowed ODU to have a chance at winning the dual as the Monarchs trailed just 18-15 following Beazley’s win. Beazley, a redshirt freshman, improved his season record to 13-7.

The match came down to ODU’s Matt Tourdot. Tourdot scored the first escape and led 1-0 into the third period. His opponent, Chace Eskam would score an escape and with just :11 seconds a takedown to win 3-2 by a decision to give the Sun Devils the 21-15 team win.

ODU picked up wins by Michael Hayes at 133 pounds, Chris Mecate (141), Alexander Richardson (149), Billy Curling (174) and Kevin Beazley (197).

Monarchs at the Virginia Duals:

125- No. 20 Brandon Jeske
No. 20 Brandon Jeske (ODU) over Kalab Lemaire (Lock Haven) Dec. 8-1
Kory Mines (Edinboro) over No. 20 Brandon Jeske (ODU) MD 15-4
Ares Carpio (ASU) over No .20 Brandon Jeske (ODU) Fall 4:54

133- Michael Hayes
Cody Wheeler (Lock Haven) over Michael Hayes (ODU) Fall 1:10
Michael Hayes (ODU) over Kalin Goodsite (ASU) Dec. 10-6

133- Scott Festejo
No. 4 Aaron Schoop (Edinboro) over Scott Festejo (ODU) MD 9-0

141- No. 4 Chris Mecate
No. 4 Chris Mecate (ODU) over Daniel Neff (Lock Haven) SV-2 6-1
No. 1 Mitchell Port (Edinboro) over No. 4 Chris Mecate (ODU) Dec. 5-1
No. 4 Chris Mecate (ODU) over Matthew Kraus (ASU) Dec. 5-1

149- Alexander Richardson
Alexander Richardson (ODU) over Macaulay Maldarelli (Lock Haven) Dec. 3-2
Alexander Richardson (ODU) over David Habat (Edinboro) Dec. 5-3
Alexander Richardson (ODU) over Preston McCalmon (ASU) Dec. 6-1

157- Tristan Warner
Tristan Warner (ODU) over William Randt (Lock Haven) Dec. 6-2
Johnny Greisheimer (Edinboro) over Tristan Warner (ODU) Dec. 8-3
Joel Smith (ASU) over Tristan Warner (ODU) Fall 1:30

165- Devin Geoghegan
Jacob Kemerer (Lock Haven) over Devin Geoghegan (ODU) MD 12-4
Devin Geoghegan (ODU) over Zachary Towers (Edinboro) MD 12-4

165- Dillon Geoghegan
Nickolas Rex (ASU) over Dillon Geoghegan (ODU) Dec. 4-0

174- Billy Curling
Billy Curling (ODU) over Travis Moyer (Lock Haven) MD 9-1
Billy Curling (ODU) over Patrick Jennings (Edinboro) Dec. 5-3
Billy Curling (ODU) over Kevin Radford (ASU) Dec. 8-6

184- Jack Dechow
Jack Dechow (ODU) over No. 15 Fred Garcia (Lock Haven) SV-1 3-1
Jack Dechow (ODU) over Nicholas Mitchell (Edinboro) Dec. 8-5
No. 18 Blake Stauffer (ASU) over Jack Dechow (ODU) Dec. 4-1

197- Kevin Beazley
Kevin Beazley (ODU) over Joseph Rimel (Lock Haven) Dec. 8-1
Kevin Beazley (ODU) over Vincent Pickett (Edinboro) Dec. 2-0
Kevin Beazley (ODU) over Wesley Moore (ASU) Dec. 10-5

285- Matt Tourdot
Matt Tourdot (ODU) over Cody Mason (Lock Haven) MD 9-1
No. 15 Ernest James (Edinboro) over Matt Tourdot (ODU) SV-1 3-1
Chace Eskam (ASU) over Matt Tourdot (ODU) Dec. 3-2

Consolation Quarterfinal: Arizona State 21, Old Dominion 15

125- Ares Carpio (ASU) over No. 20 Brandon Jeske (ODU) Fall 4:54. ODU Trails 6-0

133- Michael Hayes (ODU) dec. Kalin Goodsite (ASU) 10-6. ODU Trails 6-3.

141- No. 4 Chris Mecate (ODU) dec. Matthew Kraus (ASU) 5-1. Tied 6-6.

149- Alexander Richardson (ODU) dec. Preston McCalmon (ASU) 6-1. ODU Leads 9-6.

157- Joel Smith (ASU) over Tristan Warner (ODU) Fall 1:30. ODU Trails 12-9.

165- Nickolas Rex (ASU) dec. Dillon Geoghegan (ODU) 4-0. ODU Trails 15-9.

174- Billy Curling (ODU) dec. Kevin Radford (ASU) 8-6. ODU Trails 15-12

184- No. 18 Blake Stauffer (ASU) dec. Jack Dechow (ODU) 4-1. ODU Trails 18-12.

197- Kevin Beazley (ODU) dec. Wesley Moore (ASU) 10-5. ODU Trails 18-15.

285- Chace Eskam (ASU) dec. Matt Tourdot (ODU) 3-2. ASU Wins 21-15

*Old Dominion next opponent is No. 13 Virginia on Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. from the TED Constant Center.

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