Monarch Wrestling Drops 27-12 Dual to No. 11 Hofstra

January 30, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 30, 2005

NORFOLK, VA  -The Old Dominion wrestling team dropped a 27-12 dual to #11 Hofstra Sunday afternoon at the ODU Field House to fall to 7-5 overall for the season and 5-2 in Colonial Athletic Association action.  Hofstra improves to 9-3 overall and 3-0 in the CAA. 


Hofstra took a quick 3-0 lead after Paul Siemon, ranked as high as #13 nationally at 174, defeated John Adams (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek) by a 6-0 decision.  The Monarchs grabbed a 6-3 lead after Hofstra forfeited the 184 weight class, but a 10-1 major decision by Hofstra's Joe Rovelli over Shea Smith (Virginia Beach, VA/Tallwood) at 197 gave Hofstra the 7-6 lead.  Hofstra's Chris Skretkowicz, ranked as high as #2 nationally at 197, pinned John Dolida (Bridgewater, NJ) in the Heavyweight class to extend the Pride lead to 13-6.


Christian Staylor (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge) cut the deficit to 13-9 by defeating Hofstra's Dave Tomasette by a 9-4 decision at 125, but B.J. Compton (Christiansburg, VA) dropped a 14-1 major decision to Charles Griffin, ranked #20 by WIN Magazine, in the 133 class to give Hofstra the 17-9 advantage.


Shanon Slack (Richmond, VA) defeated the Pride's John Manarte by a 3-2 decision at 141 to cut the deficit to 17-12, but major decisions by Jon Masa and James Strouse, as well as a 3-1 decision victory by Chris Vondruska gave Hofstra the 27-12 victory.


The Monarchs return to action Thursday, February 3, when they face UNC-Greensboro in Greensboro, NC.  ODU returns home next Sunday, February 6 to host NC State at 4:30.  Takedown Radio will nationally broadcast the dual and ODU wrestling Hall of Famer Buddy Lee will showcase his jump roping skills and equipment before the match.


#11 Hofstra 27, Old Dominion 12

                                                                                                            Home/Visitor Score

174:  Paul Siemon (Hofstra) d. John Adams (ODU), D 6-0                          0-3

184:  Adam Wright (ODU) wins by forfeit                                                   6-3

197:  Joe Rovelli (Hofstra) d. Shea Smith (ODU), MD 10-1                        6-7

Hwt:  Chris Skretkowicz (Hofstra) d. John Dolida (ODU), F 2:05                6-13

125:  Christian Staylor (ODU) d. Dave Tomasette (Hofstra), D 9-4              9-13

133:  Charles Griffin (Hofstra) d. B.J. Compton (ODU), MD 14-1               9-17

141:  Shanon Slack (ODU) d. John Manarte (Hofstra), D 3-2                      12-17

149:  Jon Masa (Hofstra) d. Hunter Davenport (ODU), MD 17-5                12-20

                        Hofstra:  -1 Team Point

157:  James Strouse (Hofstra) d. Nick Pullano (ODU), MD 11-1                 12-24

165:  Chris Vondruska (Hofstra) d. Robby Gosnell (ODU), D 3-1                12-27