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Monarch Wrestling Drops Close Match to VMI, 21-20

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: February 06, 2004
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Feb. 6, 2004

NORFOLK, VA -The Old Dominion wrestling team dropped their fifth straight dual Friday night, dropping a close decision to Virginia Military Institute 21-20 at the ODU Fieldhouse. The Monarchs took a 7-0 lead after Robby Gosnell (Warrenton, VA) took a 6-1 decision over P.K. Neumann and Adam Wright (Dayton, VA) defeated Corry Murray (MD 16-5) in the 174 and 184 weight classes.. The Keydets bounced back, though, and Jason Cox earned a tech. Fall over Rob Valentine (Alexandria, VA) 21-5 at 197, to put VMI on the board, 7-5.

Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) took a 9-4 decision over Scott Buhman in the Heavyweight division to stretch the ODU lead to 10-5, but the Monarchs dropped the next four classes by major decisions to give VMI a 21-10 lead. Jesse Pearce (Norfolk, VA) earned a 12-4 major decision over Matt Burton in the 157 weight class to bring the score to 21-14 and John Adams (Chesapeake, VA) had the only pin of the night, defeating Matt Burton (F 2:55).

The Monarchs are back in action tomorrow as they take on Colonial Athletic Association rival Campbell University. The meet starts at 2:00 PM at the ODU Fieldhouse.

VMI 21, ODU 20
125:  Juan Sanchez (VMI) MD 13-5, Jared Smith (ODU)		10-9
133:  Micah Amrozowicz (VMI) MD 9-1, Billy Hayduk (ODU)		10-13
141:  David Metzler (VMI) MD 16-6, Mike Davis (ODU)		10-17
149:  Sam Alveranga (VMI) MD 17-6, Dennis Whitby (ODU)		10-21
157:  Jesse Pearce (ODU) MD 12-4, Chris Hardy (VMI)		14-21
165:  John Adams (ODU) F 2:55, Matt Burton (VMI)	        20-21
174:  Robby Gosnell (ODU) dec. 6-1, PK Neumann (VMI)		3-0
184:  Adam Wright (ODU) MD 16-5, Corry Murray (VMI)		7-0
197:  Jason Cox (VMI) TF 21-5, Rob Valentine (ODU)		7-5
Hwt:  Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) dec. 9-4, Scott Buhman (VMI)	10-5


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