Senior Night A Hit As ODU Wrestling Defeats VMI 28-12

February 16, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 16, 2006

NORFOLK, VA - Old Dominion Monarch Wrestlers defeated VMI tonight at the ODU Fieldhouse 28-12, improving their record to 11-5-1. Tonight marked the final home match for senior wrestlers John Dolida, Robby Gosnell, TJ Hansen, and Adam Wright.

ODU jumped to an 11-0 lead out of the gate as Bryan LaShomb (125) and Ryan Williams (133) majored both of their opponents before BJ Compton (141) earned a 7-6 decision over David Metzler.

At 149 pounds, VMI scored three team points as the Keydet's Sam Avarenga scored an 8-2 decision over Jeff Becker. Following that Tommy Cunningham of VMI pinned Nick Pullano (157) at 4:20, closing the team score gap to 11-9 in favor of ODU.

The Monarchs went on to win the next four matches as Robby Gosnell (165) pinned Chris Hardy at 2:42, TJ Hansen and David Mendoza earned decisions over their opponents, and #17 Adam Wright scored a tech fall by a score of 25-9 over Kyle Elgert.

The last match of the night, the heavyweight match once again came down to double overtime. Senior John Dolida was scored on early as VMI's Scott Buhman registered a one point escape in the first period. Dolida answered that with a 2 point reversal, before Buhman scored another escape to send the match into overtime. The first overtime produced no winning results, but Dolida fell in the second overtime period as Buhman pulled off another escape for the win.

The Monarchs last dual match of the 2005-06 season is this Sunday, February 18, as they travel to UNC-Chapel Hill for a double dual match against the Tar Heels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

Final Results:

ODU 28 VMI 12

125: Bryan LaShomb MD over Lam Ly 16-5 ODU 133: Ryan Williams MD over Brandon Stillo 16-3 ODU 141: BJ Compton DEC over David Metzler 7-6 ODU 149: Sam Avarenga DEC over Jeff Becker 8-2 VMI 157: Tommy Cunningham Fall over Nick Pullano 4:20 VMI 165: Robby Gosnell Fall over Chris Hardy 2:42 ODU 174: TJ Hansen DEC over Dustin McCabe 6-2 ODU 184: David Mendoza DEC over Corry Murray 8-3 ODU 197: Adam Wright TF over Kyle Elgert 25-9 ODU 285: Scott Buhman SV2 over John Dolida 3-2 VMI