No. 3 Missouri Beats No. 25 ODU, 36-3; Dechow Tops No. 7 Miklus
NORFOLK, Va. -- The third-ranked Missouri Tigers (1-0, 1-0 MAC) defeated No. 25 Old Dominion (0-1, 0-1), 36-3, Sunday afternoon at the Ted Constant Center before 544 fans. No. 13 Jack Dechow highlighted the day for the Monarchs, as the redshirt senior knocked off two-time All-American and seventh-ranked Willie Miklus, 6-5, at 184.
Missouri opened the dual with back-to-back bonus point victories, as Chase Brennan used three takedowns in the first period en route to a major decision victory at 125 and John Erneste followed up with a fall at 133.
At 141, No. 7 Matt Manley was awarded a technical violation point for headgear grabbing and earned an escape to defeat Emilio Saavedra, 3-1, in the tiebreakers. No. 4 Lavion Mayes then topped Michael Hayes, 9-4, at 149, and 11th-ranked Joey Lavallee earned a 12-4 major decision over Shane Jones at 157 to put Mizzou up 20-0 at the intermission.
Third-ranked Daniel Lewis jumped out to a six-point lead in the first period with a takedown and four-point tilt and never looked back as he defeated ODU's 11th-ranked Seldon Wright at 165. Virginia native Dylan Wisman added three more team points for Mizzou at 174, taking down Antonio Agee, 12-5.
After surrending a takedown in the first period, Jack Dechow stormed back with second and third period takedowns to upset seventh-ranked Willie Miklus at 184, giving ODU its first points of the dual.
No. 9 Kevin Beazley battled two-time national champion and Olympic bronze medalist J'Den Cox to a scoreless first period but surrendered a late third-period takedown and stall point for an untied shoe, falling 5-0.
At 285, Austin Myers pinned ODU freshman Will Hilliard at the 3:19 mark to give Mizzou a 36-3 victory.
No. 3 Missouri 36 No. 25 Old Dominion 3
125: Chase Brennan (MIZZ) maj. Steven Simpson, 13-4.
133: John Erneste (MIZZ) pin Alex Madrigal, 3:35
141: No. 7 Matt Manley (MIZZ) dec. Emilio Saavedra, 3-1 TB.
149: No. 4 Lavion Mayes (MIZZ) dec. Michael Hayes, 9-4.
157: No. 11 Joey Lavallee (MIZZ) maj. Shane Jones, 12-4.
165: No. 3 Daniel Lewis (MIZZ) maj. No. 11 Seldon Wright, 8-0.
174: Dylan Wisman (MIZZ) dec. Antonio Agee, 12-5.
184: No. 13 Jack Dechow (ODU) dec. No. 7 Willie Miklus, 6-5.
197: No. 1 J'Den Cox (MIZZ) dec. No. 9 Kevin Beazley, 5-0.
285: Austin Myers (MIZZ) pin Will Hilliard, 3:19.
ODU heads to Chapel Hill next weekend for an 8 p.m. dual at UNC on Saturday, Nov. 19.