Drexel Handles Monarchs 29-6
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 8, 2003
The Old Dominion wrestling team lost to Drexel, 29-16, on Saturday afternoon in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action in Philadelphia, PA. The Dragons won eight of ten bouts to easily handle ODU.
Drexel won the first five matches to jump out to a quick 19-0 lead. In a battle of the conferences top two wrestlers at heavyweight, top-ranked Mike Carroll of Drexel got things going for the home squad with a hard-fought 2-0 win over ODU's second ranked Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE). It was Lorthridge's first loss in dual action this season
ODU is now 5-7 on the year with a 2-4 CAA mark.
The Monarchs return home Sunday when they host Virginia for their annual Scholarship match at 2:00 p.m. in the ODU fieldhouse. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds benefit ODU wrestling scholarships.
Drexel 29, Old Dominion 6
HWT: Mike Carroll (D) DEC Derrell Lorthridge, 2-0 3-0
125: Zach Makovsky (D) DEC John Starkes, 9-8 6-0
133: Joe Cristaldi (D) DEC Chris Buckner, 11-5 9-0
141: Chris Lazartic (D) MAJ Charlie Busch, 9-1 13-0
149: Mark Cartella (D) FOR 19-0
157: Bobby Gosnell (ODU) DEC Brendan Mance, 7-1 19-3
165: Matt Brienza (D) DEC Dave Kaplan, 9-5 22-3
174: Carl Schmidt (D) DEC Ben Summerlin, 5-2 25-3
184: Adam Wright (ODU) DEC Pat Shufelt, 5-2 25-6
197: Chris Jones (D) MAJ Greg Gill, 17-3 29-6