NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion (0-2) wrestling’s No. 9 Larry Early defeated No. 2 Hayden Hidlay on Friday night by a 4-2 decision. Despite winning five matches, ODU fell to No. 5 NC State (4-0) by a 16-15 final score.
In his first dual back, nationally ranked Michael McGee topped previously undefeated Zurich Storm by a 9-4 decision to put ODU on the board first.
At 133, Killian Cardinale fell to returning All-American No. 4 Tariq Wilson, 12-4. In the 141-pound match, No. 9 Sa’Derian Perry fell to Jamal Morris by a 7-2 final score.
At 149 pounds, Kenan Carter edged A.J. Leitten by a 10-9 score to cut the NC State lead to 7-6.
Highlighting the night, No. 9 Larry Early knocked off No. 2 Hayden Hidlay by a 4-2 decision and snapped Hidlay’s four-match win streak. In the first period, the match was scoreless. Early was taken down in the second period but earned a reversal before second period time expired. In the final frame, Early earned a takedown to earn the upset over a 2018 NCAA Finalist at 157 pounds. The redshirt junior remains undefeated through the 2018-2019 season.
At 165 pounds, Shane Jones took a 2-1 lead after one period. No. 19 Thomas Bullard tied the match after two frames. In the third, Bullard earned a takedown but Jones nearly secured the takedown but after review, the match remained in Bullards favor.
In another upset, No. 19 Seldon Wright took out No. 17 Daniel Bullard in overtime to take a 4-2 win and take the lead over the Wolfpack.
At the 184-pound match, Antonio Agee fell to No. 6 Nick Reenan by a 3-0 decision. Tim Young dropped his match at 197-pounds at Malik McDonald.
Closing out the match with a 2-0 win by decision, Will Hilliard defeated Deonte Wilson at heavyweight.
Box Score Attendance: 310 ODU 15 NC State 16 125: #16 Michael McGee (ODU) dec. over Zurich Storm (NCST), 9-4 133: #4 Tariq Wilson (NCST) MD over Killian Cardinale (ODU), 12-4 141: Jamal Morris (NCST) dec. over #9 Sa’Derian Perry (ODU), 7-2 149: Kenan Carter (ODU) dec. over A.J. Leitten (NCST), 10-9 157: #9 Larry Early (ODU) dec. over #2 Hayden Hidlay (NCST), 4-2 165: #19 Thomas Bullard dec. over Shane Jones (ODU), 4-3 174: #19 Seldon Wright (ODU) dec. over #17 Daniel Bullard (NCST), SV-1 4-2 184: #6 Nick Reenan (NCST) dec. over Antonio Agee (ODU), 3-0 197: Malik McDonald (NCST) dec. over Tim Young (ODU), 12-5 285: Will Hilliard (ODU) dec. over Deonte Wilson (NCST), 2-0
Up Next The Monarchs will travel to Northwestern next Friday to take on the Wildcats at 12 p.m.
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