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Monarchs Lose to Ohio 20-18 During Second Day of Virginia Duals

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 15, 2005
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Jan. 15, 2005

HAMPTON, VA  -The Old Dominion wrestling team dropped their second round consolation dual to Ohio by a score of 20-18 during the second day of the Virginia Duals. For the two-day tournament, the Monarchs finished 1-2.

Christian Staylor (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/125) gave the Monarchs a 5-0 lead, defeating Caleb Metcalf by a 16-0 tech fall. B.J. Compton (Christiansburg, VA/Christiansburg/133) extended the lead to 8-0 after a 2-0 decision over Matt Smith. Ohio's Jon Spires defeated Shanon Slack (Richmond, VA/Hermitage/141) by a 5-4 decision to get on the board, before Hunter Davenport (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/149) defeated Mike Allen by a 4-1 decision to give ODU the 11-3 lead.

Ohio's Jake Percival defeated Nick Pullano (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/157) by a 15-0 tech fall to cut the Monarch lead to11-8 before Robby Gosnell (Warrenton, VA/165) defeated Tony DeAnna by a 11-3 major decision to give ODU the 15-8 lead. Ed Willis defeated John Adams (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek/174) by a 5-2 decision, to cut the lead to 15-11, but Adam Wright (Dayton, VA/184) defeated Brian Cesear by a 8-2 decision to give ODU the 18-11 lead. Ryan Knapp defeated Andrew Jordan (Newark, DE) by a 4-1 decision to cut the ODU lead to 18-14, and Ohio's Marcus Adelman won the Heavyweight division by forfeit to give Ohio the 20-18 win.

"I was pleased at how we bounced back well in our wrestle-back match by defeating the defending Southern Conference Champion Citadel after our loss to Tennessee-Chattanooga," Head Coach Steve Martin said.  "Our match against Ohio was the first time we've put together an all-around performance with everyone.  Despite forfeiting Heavyweight, we still had several chances to win the match. 

"We look forward to wrestling the top CAA teams this weekend."

The Monarchs will be back in action next Friday and Saturday when they compete in the CAA Duals in Fairfax, VA.

Ohio 20, Old Dominion 18:
125: Christian Staylor (ODU) d. Caleb Metcalf (OHIO), TF 16-0 5-0
133: B.J. Compton (ODU) d. Matt Smith (OHIO), D 2-0 8-0
141: Jon Spires (OHIO) d. Shanon Slack (ODU), D 5-4 8-3
149: Hunter Davenport (ODU) d. Mike Allen (OHIO), D 4-1 11-3
157: Jake Percival (OHIO) d. Nick Pullano (ODU), TF 15-0 11-8
165: Robby Gosnell (ODU) d. Tony DeAnna (OHIO), MD 11-3 15-8
174: Ed Willis (OHIO) d. John Adams (ODU), D 5-2 15-11
184: Adam Wright (ODU) d. Brian Cesear (OHIO), D 8-2 18-11
197: Ryan Knapp (OHIO) d. Andrew Jordan (ODU), D 4-1 18-14
285: Marcus Adelman (OHIO) won by forfeit 18-20

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