Monarchs Win Two at CAA Duals; Improve to 10-2 On Season

January 19, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 19, 2008

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Old Dominion wrestling Monarchs improved to 10-2 on the season with two victories on day one of the CAA Duals. ODU dropped Sacred Heart 39-6 and then disposed of Drexel 31-6 for the two wins. The Monarchs return to the mat tomorrow morning to face Binghamton, Boston University and #12 Hofstra on day two of the CAA Duals.

Old Dominion won nine of the ten bouts against Sacred Heart, including four major decisions, a technical fall and a pin. The Monarchs never trailed in the match with the only loss coming by fall in the 184-lb bout.

ODU then dropped Drexel 31-6 in the second dual of the day. Ryan Williams notched his second straight major decision, running his team-leading total to 10 on the season and the only losses came in tight matches against nationally ranked #20 Steve Mytych at 125 lbs and #14 Ryan Hluschak at 157 lbs. ODU tallied one fall, two major decisions and a technical fall against the Dragons.

RS sophomore Kaylen Baxter (Fairbanks, Alaska) ran his win streak to 12 straight with two wins, including his third technical fall of the season. RS Senior Nick Pullano (Chesapeake, Va.) had the best day for ODU, grabbing a technical fall and a 10-point major decision for the Monarchs on the first day of the duals.

ODU will return to the mat at 11:00 am on Saturday, facing Binghamton. They will then face Boston University at 1:00 pm and #12 Hofstra at 3:00 pm.

Match Results:

No. 22 Old Dominion 39 Sacred Heart 6
125: James Nicholson wins by forf., 6-0 ODU
133: Kyle Hutter (ODU) dec. Pat Feely (SHU), 2-1, 9-0 ODU
141: Ryan Williams (ODU) maj. dec. Cory Dunn (SHU), 10-1, 13-0 ODU
149: Kaylen Baxter (ODU) dec. Anthony Priore (SHU), 6-4, 16-0 ODU
157: Dan Rivera (ODU) maj. dec. Michael Powers (SHU), 12-4, 20-0 ODU
165: Chris Brown (ODU) maj. dec. Tom Sullivan (SHU), 21-7, 24-0 ODU
174: Nick Pullano (ODU) tech. fall Jed Giguere (SHU), 17-0, 29-0 ODU
184: Ricky Eichenlaub (SHU) fall Jesse Strawn (ODU), 3:45, 29-6 ODU
197: David Mendoza (ODU) maj. dec. Brandon Lapp (SHU), 13-2, 33-6 ODU
285: Roy Dragon (ODU) fall Bill Beirmeister (SHU), 0:56, 39-6 ODU

No. 22 Old Dominion 31 Drexel 6
125: Steve Mytych (DU) dec. James Nicholson (ODU), 6-3, 3-0 Drexel
133: Kyle Hutter (ODU) fall John McDermott (DU), 2:48, 6-3 ODU
141: Ryan Williams (ODU) maj. dec. William Martin (DU), 16-6, 10-3 ODU
149: Kaylen Baxter (ODU) tech. fall Kyle Bub (DU), 21-5 (5:23), 15-3 ODU
157: Ryan Hluschak (DU) dec. Dan Rivera (ODU), 6-2, 15-6 ODU
165: Chris Brown (ODU) dec. Billy Haydt (DU), 2-0, 18-6 ODU
174: Nick Pullano (ODU) maj. dec. Scott Hunter (DU), 12-2, 22-6 ODU
184: Jesse Strawn (ODU) dec. Justin Wieller (DU), 8-3, 25-6 ODU
197: David Mendoza (ODU) dec. Brian Stouffer (DU), 2-1, 28-6 ODU
285: Andy Totusek (ODU) dec. Kyle Frey (DU), 3-2, 31-6 ODU