Old Dominion Defeats Binghamton 21-12
VESTAL, N.Y. - The Old Dominion Wrestling team defeated Binghamton University by a 21-12 final Friday night
ODU (4-8) defeated Binghamton (3-9) in six of the 10 matches.
At 133 pounds Michael Hayes picked up a 9-1 major decision victory for Old Dominion. No. 4-ranked Chris Mecate (141) defeated Nick Tighe by a 13-2 major decision and Monarchs 174-pounder Billy Curling defeated Ben Price by a 22-8 major decision. Curling's 22 points were the most put up in a dual match this season by the Monarchs.
"All our kids wrestled hard tonight," said Old Dominion head coach Steve Martin. "The guys put points on the board and built our leads, which is important this time of the year. Hayes, Mecate and Curling opened up their offense and got after their opponents. Richardson won a hard fought match in OT. Warner and Dechow dictated the pace throughout their matches from start to finish. It was a good chance to see the team wrestle on the road and stay focused."
ODU 21, Binghamton 12
125- David White (BU) dec. Buddy Scarborough (ODU) 11-6. Binghamton leads 3-0.
133- Michael Hayes (ODU) major dec. Mike Sardo (BU) 9-1. ODU leads 4-3.
141- #4 Chris Mecate (ODU) major dec. Nick Tighe (BU) 13-2. ODU leads 8-3.
149- #20 Alexander Richardson (ODU) dec. Joe Bonaldi (BU) 4-3 SV-2. ODU leads 11-3.
157- Tristan Warner (ODU) dec. Colton Perry (BU) 4-1. ODU leads 14-3
165- Vincent Grella (BU) dec. Dillon Geoghegan (ODU) 4-3. ODU leads 14-6.
174- Billy Curling (ODU) major dec. Ben Price (BU) 22-8. ODU leads 18-6.
184- Jack Dechow (ODU) dec. Caleb Wallace (BU) 8-2. ODU leads 21-6.
197- Cody Reed (BU) dec. Kevin Beazley (ODU) 3-1. ODU leads 21-9.
285- Tyler Deuel (BU) dec. Matt Tourdot (ODU) 6-2. ODU wins 21-12.
*Rankings by Amateur Wrestling News
ODU resumes Mid-American Conference play tomorrow night at the University of Buffalo at 7 p.m.
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