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Monarchs Come From Behind to Top Camels 21-16

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 05, 2003
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Feb. 5, 2003

The Old Dominion wrestling team recorded a 21-16 come from behind win at Campbell University Wednesday night in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action.

The Monarchs improve to 5-6 on the year with a 2-3 conference mark while the Camels fall to 4-13 overall and 1-8 in the CAA.

ODU won five of the last six weight classes to earn the come from behind victory after being down 13-5 through the first four bouts of the match. Seniors Dave Kaplan (Woodbridge, VA) and Ben Summerlin (Lynchburg, VA) started the comeback with three-point decision wins at 165 and 174 pounds respectively. Freshman Adam Wright (Bridgewater, VA) followed that up with a 14-6 major decision win in the 184-pound class. At the 197 spot, Campbell's Josh McConnell earned three back points in the waning seconds of the bout to cut Greg Gill's (Chesapeake, VA) lead to 11-10, but Gill's advantage time earned him a 12-10 victory as time expired, putting the Monarchs up 18-13.

In the heavy weight division, Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE), ODU's win leader with 22, sealed the win by a 3-1 decision over Dennis Campbell to make the team score 21-13. Lorthridge is now a perfect 11-0 in dual action.

Redshirt freshman Chris Buckner (Chesapeake, VA) was the only other ODU wrestler to win, capturing a 21-4 technical fall at 133 pounds in the night's first match.

Old Dominion will continue CAA competition on the road this Saturday when they travel to top ranked Drexel at 2:30 p.m. They return home this Sunday for their annual Scholarship Match set for 2:00 p.m. in the ODU Fieldhouse against Virginia.

ODU 21, CAM 16

125-Andy Bricker (CAM) dec. John Starkes, 3-2 133-Chris Buckner (ODU) tf. Jordan Henning, 21-4 141-Adam Bricker (CAM) major dec. Charlie Busch, 15-6 149-Eliot Berger (CAM) wbf. Jon Stovich, 5:38 157-Vic Arena (CAM) dec. Robby Gosell, 4-2, 1st OT 165-Dave Kaplan (ODU) dec. Adam Rees, 8-2 174-Ben Summerlin (ODU) dec. Jon Carlisle, 13-6 184-Adam Wright (ODU) major dec. Brian Hocum, 14-6 197-Greg Gill (ODU) dec. Josh McConnell, 12-10 HWT-Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) dec. Dennis Campbell, 3-1

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