Michael McGee TF Aslan Kilic (Navy)
Michael McGee TF Aslan Kilic (Navy)
Rick Voight

Monarchs Defeated by Navy, 26-8

February 02, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion (7-7, 3-1 MAC) wrestling team dropped a non-conference dual by a score of 26-8 on Friday night against Navy (7-2, 3-1 EIWA) in the Ted Constant Center. Michael McGee and Ali Wahab both earned victories for the Monarchs.

“I didn’t think our guys wrestled bad at all. I thought everybody had fight and got after it when they got out there. We just have to be careful to not let outside factors intervene with any of our matches,” said head coach Steve Martin.

Starting the dual at 125, Michael McGee earned a technical fall over Aslan Kilic to give the Monarchs five points on the board. 

At 133, Caleb Richardson dropped a 6-5 decision to Cody Trybus.

The 141-pound bout featured two nationally ranked wrestlers in #15 Nicholas Gil and #17 Alex Madrigal. Gil won the bout by a 5-3 decision. 

Earning his first start as a Monarch, Jake DiBenedetto dropped his bout by technical fall.

In a bout that came down to the last second, Larry Early dropped an 11-10 decision when Davis scored a takedown right before the third period was over. 

At 165, #20 Drew Daniels defeated Luke Drugac by decision to extend the Navy lead.

#8 Jadaen Bernstein defeated #19 Seldon Wright by decision at 174.

At 184, Antonio Agee dropped his match by decision.

John D’Agostino lost his bout by decision at 197.

In the heavyweight bout, Ali Wahab earned a takedown in overtime to earn a decision victory for the Monarchs.

“I have to give Navy credit, they wrestled every match seven minutes, said Martin. “Despite the score, our message going in was that we need you to compete and fight for position. It’s obvious that in close matches we need to widen the gaps so these close matches don’t become as close as they are.”

Final Box
Navy 26 ODU 8
125: Michael McGee (ODU) TF over Aslan Kilic (Navy), 17-0
133: Cody Trybus (Navy) dec. over Caleb Richardson (ODU), 6-5
141: #15 Nicholas Gil (Navy) dec. over #17 Alex Madrigal (ODU), 5-3
149: Corey Wilding (Navy) TF over Jake DiBenedetto (ODU
165: #20 Drew Daniels (Navy) dec. over Luke Drugac (ODU), 5-2
174: #8 Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) dec. over #19 Seldon Wright, 7-3
184: #16 Michael Coleman (Navy) dec. over Antonio Agee (ODU), 9-3
197: Steban Cervantes (Navy) dec. over John D’Agostino (ODU), 6-2
285: Ali Wahab (ODU) dec. over Andrew Piehl (Navy), SV-1 3-1

Up Next
The Monarchs wrestle in their final home dual on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Ted Constant Center against #16 Central Michigan.

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