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Monarchs Win Third Straight Dual, Defeating VMI 27-11

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 11, 2005
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Feb. 11, 2005

LEXINGTON, VA  -The Old Dominion wrestling team won their third straight dual Friday night, defeating Virginia Military Institute 27-11 on the road. The win gives the Monarchs a 10-5 duals record for the season, while VMI drops to 6-4-1.

VMI's Sam Alvarenga defeated Hunter Davenport (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/149) by a 4-1 decision to give the Keydets a 3-0 lead, but a 6-4 decision victory by Nick Pullano (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/157) tied the match up at 3-3. VMI took a 6-3 lead after VMI's Tommy Cunningham defeated Robby Gosnell (Warrenton, VA/165) by a 3-2 decision. Back-to-back major decisions by John Adams (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek/174) and Adam Wright (Dayton, VA/184) put ODU up 11-6, but a 15-0 tech fall victory by the Keydet's Corry Murray over Shea Smith (Virginia Beach, VA/Tallwood/197) tied the match at 11-11.

The Monarchs took over the match, winning the last four weight classes to take the 27-11 victory. B.J. Compton (Christiansburg, VA/133) had ODU's only pin of the night (6:39), defeating Tyler Anthony, while Christian Staylor (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/125) had a 16-5 major decision victory over Jeremy Adams. John Dolida (Bridgewater, NJ/Hwt.) and Shanon Slack (Richmond, VA/141) both won by decisions.

ODU returns to the mat Sunday for their annual Scholarship Match, hosting James Madison University at 1:00. Tickets are $5, with proceeds going toward ODU Wrestling Scholarships. ODU students get in free with valid student ID.

ODU 27, VMI 11:
149: Sam Alvarenga (VMI) d. Hunter Davenport (ODU), D 4-1 0-3
157: Nick Pullano (ODU) d. Chris Hardy (VMI), D 6-4 3-3
165: Tommy Cunningham (VMI) d. Robby Gosnell (ODU), D 3-2 3-6
174: John Adams (ODU) d. Jeff Sale (VMI), MD 14-5 7-6
184: Adam Wright (ODU) d. Dustin McCabe (VMI), MD 22-9 11-6
197: Corry Murray (VMI) d. Shea Smith (ODU), TF 15-0 11-11
Hwt: John Dolida (ODU) d. Brian Yannetti (VMI), D 3-2 14-11
125: Christian Staylor (ODU) d. Jeremy Adams (VMI), MD 16-5 18-11
133: B.J. Compton (ODU) d. Tyler Anthony (VMI), F 6:39 24-11
141: Shanon Slack (ODU) d. Jay Carter (VMI), D 5-2 27-11

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