No. 25 Old Dominion Dominates N.C. State, 34-9
Feb. 9, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. - Redshirt freshman Brennan Brumley stepped into the starting lineup and picked up a win over a ranked opponent at 149-pounds to lead the No. 25 Old Dominion wrestling Monarchs past N.C. State, 34-9, Tuesday evening at the Constant Center.
Old Dominion won eight of the 10 matches to improve to 9-4-1 overall and 5-1 at home this season.
Brumley picked up the biggest win of his young career, topping No. 20 Bobby Ward, 4-2 at 149-pounds. Senior Jesse Strawn and sophomore Joe Budi highlighted ODU's other wins with technical fall victories.
N.C. State forfeited the opening match which allowed No. 7 James Nicholson to have the night off at 125-pounds. The Wolfpack quickly tied the score though as Dale Shull dropped from 141-pounds to wrestle his first match of the year at 133. Shull was able to pin ODU freshman Justin LaValle to tie the team scoring at six.
The Monarchs then went on to win the next seven matches to go up 34-6. Freshmen Craig Wilson and Joey Sheridan each cruised to major decisions, while senior Eric Decker won a hard-fought 5-3 decision over N.C. State's Quinton Godley at 174-pounds.
No. 13 Chris Brown nearly had a fall in the third round at 165-pounds, but the senior had to settle for the 13-3 major decision. Brown has registered a team-high nine major decisions this season.
N.C. State falls to 5-11 overall and lone winner Dale Shull improves to 15-11 on the year.
Old Dominion will compete in its final home match on Monday, Feb. 15 against American at 7 p.m. before traveling to Virginia Tech on Feb. 18 to wrap up the regular season.
#25 ODU defeats N.C. State, 34-9
125: #7 James Nicholson (ODU) wins by forfeit. 133: Dale Shull (NC State) fall over Justin LaValle (ODU), 1:00 141: Craig Wilson (ODU) wins by major decision over Scott Norris (NC State), 15-6 149: Brennan Brumley (ODU) wins by decision over #20 Bobby Ward (NC State), 4-2 157: Joey Sheridan (ODU) wins by major decision over Brett Farina (NC State), 16-3 165: #13 Chris Brown (ODU) wins by major decision over Ray Ward (NC State), 13-3 174: Eric Decker (ODU) wins by decision over Quinton Godley (NC State), 5-3 184: Joe Budi (ODU) wins by tech fall (6:37) over Cedric Moore (NC State), 16-0 197: No. 14 Jesse Strawn (ODU) wins by tech fall (5:28) over Christian McClean (NC State), 16-0 HWT: Eloheim Palma (NC State) wins by decision over Grant Chapman (ODU), 5-1