Old Dominion (1-3, 0-1) vs. Northern Illinois (0-3, 0-1) Match Information – Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET Location – Ted Constant Center (Norfolk, Va.) Follow –Twitter | Facebook | Live Stream | Live Scoring
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion (1-3, 0-1 MAC) wrestling team will host Northern Illinois (0-3, 0-1 MAC) on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ted Constant Center. The Monarchs have not seen dual action since Dec. 2 at No. 4 Missouri, where they dropped their dual, 36-3.
The Monarchs are looking for their first MAC win against NIU.
In the December MAC Rankings, Old Dominion was picked fourth as a team and four Monarchs were rated in the top four of their respective weight classes. Michael McGee was ranked No. 1 at 125 pounds, Alex Madrigal No. 3 at 141, Larry Early No. 4 at 157, and Seldon Wright No. 3 at 174.
So far this season, the Monarchs have had two duals come down to the last match. On November 12, the Monarchs dropped a dual to No. 24 Northwestern. The Monarchs lost their last match in the final bout by major decision, which ended the dual 17-16. Against No. 6 NC State on Nov. 30, the Monarchs had to pin in the final bout to defeat the Wolfpack.
About Northern Illinois The Huskies are most recently coming off a loss to MAC opponent No. 17 Central Michigan, 34-6. No. 21 Brock Hudkins is the lone ranked wrestler on the Northern Illinois squad. Hudkins is 8-5 on the 2017-2018 season so far.
NIU has not won a match this season, falling to Indiana, Cleveland State, and Central Michigan. Last year, the Huskies posted an 8-8 record and a fifth place finish at the MAC Championship.
Series History The Monarchs own the series mark with a 4-2-0 record. In the last meeting between the two, ODU topped the Huskies, 22-9.