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Monarchs Win Fifth Straight Dual, Defeating George Mason 28-10

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: February 20, 2005
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Feb. 20, 2005

NORFOLK, VA  -The Old Dominion wrestling team finished off their dual season Sunday evening with their fifth straight win, defeating the George Mason Patriots 28-10 before the largest crowd of the season at the ODU Field House--438.  With the win, the Monarchs improve to 12-5 for the season and 7-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association.  The 12 victories are the most since the 1995-96 season, when the Monarchs also went 12-5.  The Patriots fall to 8-7 and 4-4 in the CAA.


The Monarchs started off strong, as Robby Gosnell (Warrenton, VA/165) and John Adams (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek/174) both won their matches by major decision, giving ODU the 8-0 lead.  Adam Wright (Dayton, VA/184) then earned the only tech fall of the evening, defeating Jim Martin 23-7, to extend the ODU lead to 13-0.  George Mason answered back with a major decision and a decision to bring the score to 13-7.


Christian Staylor (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/125) defeated Joe Coughlin by a 9-4 decision to give ODU the 16-7 lead, and B.J. Compton (Christiansburg, VA/133) accepted a George Mason fall to extend the lead to 22-7.  Shanon Slack (Richmond, VA/141) and Nick Pullano (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/157) both earned decision victories, while Hunter Davenport (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/149) suffered a narrow 8-6 loss to give ODU the 28-10 victory.


The Monarchs will next compete in the CAA Championship, March 3-4 at Boston University.


Old Dominion 28, George Mason 10:

165:  Robby Gosnell (ODU) d. Randy Oates (GMU), MD 17-6               4-0

174:  John Adams (ODU) d. Nick Webster (GMU), MD 13-4                 8-0

184:  Adam Wright (ODU) d. Jim Martin (GMU), TF 23-7 (4:32)            13-0

197:  Harry Zander (GMU) d. Shea Smith (ODU), MD 11-1                    13-4

Hwt:  Joel Caruso (GMU) d. John Dolida (ODU), D 12-5                         13-7

125:  Christian Staylor (ODU) d. Joe Coughlin (GMU), D 9-4                   16-7

133:  B.J. Compton (ODU) wins by forfeit                                                 22-7

141:  Shanon Slack (ODU) d. Jay Chichester (GMU), D 5-0                     25-7

149:  Robert Henry (GMU) d. Hunter Davenport (ODU), D 8-6                25-10

157:  Nick Pullano (ODU) d. Mitch Webster (GMU), D 6-3                      28-10


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