Central Michigan handles Old Dominion

Mount Pleasant, Mich. -- Central Michigan earned its twelfth win of the season, defeating Old Dominion 25-6. No. 2 senior Ben Bennett continued his unbeaten streak with a 9-0 major decision over Austin Coburn.

The Chippewas (12-3, 4-0 MAC) won eight of the 10 matches against the Monarchs (10-6), including three wins in matches featuring ranked wrestlers.

Junior Joe Roth opened the dual meet up with a decision over No. 14 Jerome Robinson. Roth took an early 2-0 lead with a first period take down. He brought Robinson to the mat once more midway through the second period on his way to a 5-2 win.

No. 7 junior Scotti Sentes extended Central Michigan's lead to 6-0 with a 7-3 decision. He wasted no time in setting the tempo, taking down Scott Festejo early in the first period. Sentes scored three take downs in the match.

After losing the 141-pound match, senior Donnie Corby got the Chippewas back on track with a 2-0 decision. Sophomore Mike Ottinger recorded four takedowns in a 10-4 decision to put Central Michigan up 12-6.

Bennett won in dominating fashion, earning a 9-0 major decision over Austin Coburn. Freshman Jackson Lewis and No. 5 senior Jarod Trice closed out the match with decisions, each winning 2-1.

The Chippewas will be back in action on February 8 against Eastern Michigan for the Rumble and Tumble. With a win over the Eagles, Central Michigan can clinch the outright Mid-American Conference title.

125: Joe Roth (CMU) dec. No. 14 Jerome Robinson, 5-2; CMU 3-0
133: Scotti Sentes (CMU) dec. Scott Festejo, 7-3, CMU 6-0
141: No. 16 Chris Mecate dec. Scott Mattingly, 6-1, CMU 6-3
149: Donnie Corby dec. Alexander Richardson, 2-0, CMU 9-3
157: Brennan Brumley dec. Luke Smith, 6-3, CMU 9-6
165: Mike Ottinger dec. Brett Miller, 10-4, CMU 12-6
174: Craig Kelliher dec. Marcus Johnson, 2-0, CMU 15-6
184: No. 2 Ben Bennett major dec. Austin Coburn, 9-0, CMU19-6
197: Jackson Lewis dec. Jacob Henderson, 2-1, CMU 22-6
285: No. 5 Jarod Trice dec. Matt Tourdot, 2-1, CMU 25-6


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