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Three straight bonus point wins lead NC State over ODU

RALEIGH, N.C. -- No. 6 NC State closed out the dual with three straight bonus point wins and defeated Old Dominion 25-15 in Reynolds Coliseum on Thursday night.

ODU (1-2) won four of the first seven bouts, but NC State came away with back-to-back technical falls at 184 and 197 pounds and a major at heavyweight to close out the home win and improve the Wolfpack to 7-0 this season.

NC State fell behind 8-0 after the first two bouts, a technical fall at 125 pounds followed by a 7-3 decision at 133.

No. 2 Kevin Jack got the Wolfpack on the scoreboard with a 6-1 decision over #15 Alex Madrigal, its was Jack's second ranked win in as many attempts this young season.

ODU answered to go up 11-3 with a 3-2 decision at 149 pounds.

R-Fr. Hayden Hidlay scored the first bonus point win of the night for the Pack with a 13-5 major decision at 157 pounds. Hidlay dominated the first with a takedown, two-point near fall and 2:50 of ride time to go up 4-0 after the first. With ride time locked up, Hidlay scored the final takedown with just one second left to pick up the major. All five of his wins thus far have going for bonus points in duals.

At the intermission ODU held an 11-7 lead.

NC State tied the bout at 11-11 after a 13-3 major decision by Brian Hamann at 165 pounds. Hamann scored a pair of takedowns and a four-point then a two-point near fall in the first for an 11-2 to take command of the bout.

ODU retook the lead with a major decision at 174.

NC State then closed out the win with three straight bonus point victories.

No. 3 Pete Renda started with a 16-1 tech fall at 184, and was followed by No. 8 Michael Macchiavello with a 17-2 tech at 197. R-So. Malik McDonald closed out the win with an 11-1 major decision at heavyweight.

Up Next: The Wolfpack will have a quick turnaround, as NC State will face Chattanooga on Saturday in Charlotte. The dual is set to start at 7 p.m. and will be held at Lake Norman High School, admission is free.

Results:
125: Michael McGee (ODU) tech fall Tommy Cox; 15-0 - 0-5
133: Caleb Richardson (ODU) dec. Jamel Morris; 7-3 - 0-8
141: #2 Kevin Jack (NCSU) dec. #15 Alex Madrigal; 6-1 - 3-8
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) dec. Jamal Morris; 3-2 - 3-11
157: Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) major dec. Larry Early; 13-5 - 7-11
165: Brian Hamann (NCSU) major dec. Ben Schram; 13-3 - 11-11
174: Seldon Wright (ODU) major dec. Sam Melikian; 16-6 - 11-15
184: #3 Pete Renda (NCSU) tech fall Antonio Agee; 16-1 - 16-15
197: #8 Michael Macchiavello (NCSU) tech fall John D'Agostino; 17-2 - 21-15
285: Malik McDonald (NCSU) major dec. Ali Wahab; 11-1 - 25-15

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