No. 23 ODU Thrashes North Carolina State on Senior Night, 34-3
Feb. 9, 2012
Post-Match Press Conference:
ODU All-Decade Team Highlights:
NORFOLK, Va. - The No. 23 Old Dominion University Wrestling team had no trouble on Senior Night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center as nine Monarchs tallied victories over North Carolina State in a 34-3 win Thursday evening.
The Monarchs (13-8) finished the season a perfect 4-0 at home, having defeated two ranked opponents in the process and outscoring their opposition by a total of 106-39 in the four duals.
Redshirt freshman No. 32 Jerome Robinson started the evening off with an upset at 125 pounds over 23rd-ranked Colin Fought, 10-3. At 133, sophomore Scott Festejo pinned NC State's Ben Elliott in the third period at the 5:08 mark for his team-leading sixth fall of the season.
The Wolfpack (4-8) got their lone victory of the night at 141 pounds as 11th ranked and redshirt senior Darrius Little used a furious rally late to squander the upset bid of true freshman Taylor Moeder in a narrow 3-2 decision. Redshirt junior Brennan Brumley got ODU back on track at 149 pounds when he downed Matt Nereim, 6-2.
Before breaking for intermission and honoring Old Dominion's All-Decade Team, No. 24 John Nicholson won his 13th straight decision and recorded his 12th major decision of the year in a 14-4 win over Thomas Gantt at 157 pounds.
Resuming at 165 pounds, sophomore No. 24 Tristan Warner continues to shine as he earned a 13-2 major decision and his team-leading 25th win of the year over Nijel Jones. In another battle of ranked opponents, senior No. 13 Te Edwards held off a late charge by No. 32 Quinton Godley at 174 pounds with a 5-3 decision.