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Wrestling Goes 2-1-1 at CAA Duals

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 15, 2011
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Jan. 15, 2011

FAIRFAX, Va. - Old Dominion University wrestling picked up wins over Drexel and Rider and tied Boston University at the CAA Duals on Saturday. The Monarchs' only loss on the day came to No. 25 Hofstra.

Old Dominion (4-7-1) started the day tying BU, 19-19. ODU won the first four matches to jump out to a 15-0 lead but the Terriers bounced back by taking the next three matches to move the score to 15-12. Joe Budi got the Monarchs back on track with a 6-0 decision over Bran Crudden. BU responded again by winning the final two matches to tie the match at 19.

ODU won just 4-of-10 matches against Drexel but had three pins and a major decision to pick up the 22-18 win over the Dragons. James Nicholson started the match with a first period pin at 125 while Kyle Hutter followed with a second period pin to make the score 12-0. Brennan Brumley kept the pin streak going at 141 pounds with a first period pin over Josh Yurasits to up the score to 18-0.

Drexel fought back with four-straight wins to make the score 18-12, but Joe Budi gave ODU a boost with a 10-0 major decision over Shawn Fausey at 184 pounds. Drexel was able to win the final two matches, but ODU prevailed 22-18.

Nicholson, Joey Metzler and Jacob Henderson earned wins against Hofstra, but it would not be enough as the Monarchs fell to Hofstra, 24-9.

Nicholson started the match with an 8-3 decision over No. 16 Steve Bonanno for the early 3-0 lead. No. 6 Lou Ruggirello got the Pride on the board with a 4-0 decision over Hutter. Hofstra took the lead with a Vince Varela 4-2 decision over Brumley, but ODU tied the score at six when Joey Metzler defeated Matt Spataro 10-3.

Hofstra took control by winning the next four matches to take a 21-6 lead and secure the victory. Jacob Henderson delivered a win for ODU at 197 pounds with a 5-3 decision over Matt Loew.

Old Dominion got started on the right foot in their final match of the day with Nicholson winning by pin and Hutter defeating Jimmy Kirchner by a 10-4 decision for the early 9-0 lead. Aaron Nestor beat Brumley 3-0 before Metzler gave ODU a 12-3 lead with a 6-2 decision over Zac Cibula.

Rider won the next three matches to take a 13-12 lead, but ODU controlled the final three matches, as Budi, Henderson and Grant Chapman won to clinch the Monarchs' 22-13 triumph.

ODU 19 - Boston University 19
125: James Nicholson (ODU) fall Brian Suitor (Boston U.), 4:03
133: Kyle Hutter (ODU) dec. Fred Santaite (Boston U.), 8-2
141: Brennan Brumley (ODU) dec. Jordan Frease (Boston U.), 6-4
149: Joey Metzler (ODU) maj. dec. Nestor Taffur (Boston U.), 15-3
157: Nick Tourville (Boston U.) maj. dec. Chad Lowman (ODU), 8-0
165: Kyle Czarnecki (Boston U.) dec. Dan Rivera (ODU), 5-2
174: Hunter Meys (Boston U.) fall Tristan Warner (ODU), 5:30
184: Joe Budi (ODU) dec. Bran Crudden (Boston U.), 6-0
197: John Hall (Boston U.) dec. Jacob Henderson (ODU), 7-0
HWT: Brock Mantella (Boston U.) dec. Grant Chapman (ODU), 1-0

ODU 22 - Drexel 18
125: James Nicholson (ODU) fall Michael Gomez (Drexel), 2:43
133: Kyle Hutter (ODU) fall Frank Cimato (Drexel), 4:44
141: Brennan Brumley (ODU) fall Joshua Yurasits (Drexel), 1:59
149: Austin Sommer (Drexel) dec. Joey Metzler (ODU), 7-6
157: Charles Aungst (Drexel) dec. Micah Blair (ODU), 5-4
165: Joseph Booth (Drexel) dec. Dan Rivera (ODU), 9-2
174: Jay Wieller (Drexel) dec. Tristan Warner (ODU), 3-2
184: Joe Budi (ODU) maj. dec. Shawn Fausey (Drexel), 10-0
197: Brandon Palik (Drexel) dec. Jacob Henderson (ODU), 4-2
HWT: Jack Callender (Drexel) dec. Grant Chapman (ODU), 7-4

Hofstra 24 - ODU 9
125: James Nicholson (ODU) dec. Steve Bonanno (Hofstra), 8-3
133: Lou Ruggirello (Hofstra) dec. Kyle Hutter (ODU), 4-0
141: Vicente Varela (Hofstra) dec. Brennan Brumley (ODU), 4-2
149: Joey Metzler (ODU) dec. Matt Spataro (Hofstra), 10-3
157: Zach Clemente (Hofstra) fall Micah Blair (ODU), 0:46
165: Tyler Banks (Hofstra) dec. Dan Rivera (ODU), 4-2
174: Paul Gillespie (Hofstra) dec. Warner, Tristan (ODU), 3-2
184: Ben Clymer (Hofstra) dec. Joe Budi (ODU), 6-3
197: Jacob Henderson (Old Dominion) dec. Matt Loew (Hofstra), 5-3
HWT: Paul Snyder (Hofstra) dec. Michael Chapman (ODU), 4-0

ODU 22 - Rider 13
125: James Nicholson (ODU) fall Alex Moritz (Rider), 2:20
133: Kyle Hutter (ODU) dec. Jimmy Kirchner (Rider), 10-4
141: Aaron Nestor (Rider) dec. Brennan Brumley (ODU), 3-0
149: Joey Metzler (ODU) dec. Zac Cibula (Rider), 6-2
157: Fred Rodgers (Rider) dec. Micah Blair (ODU), 8-1
165: Jim Resnick (Rider) maj. dec. Dan Rivera (ODU), 14-2
174: Rob Morrison (Rider)dec. Tristan Warner (ODU), 5-1
184: Joe Budi (ODU) maj. dec. James Brundage (Rider), 11-1
197: Jacob Henderson (ODU) dec. Joseph Ferber (Rider), 3-2
HWT: Michael Chapman (ODU) dec. Evan Craig (Rider), 3-1

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