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NC State scores 16-15 road win at Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. -- The No. 7 NC State wrestling team brought home a hard-fought 16-15 win at Old Dominion Friday Night.

Both teams won five bouts on the day, but NC State scored a major decision at 133 pounds as the lone bonus point win.

With ODU up 12-10 with three bouts left, NC State earned decisions at 184 and 197 pounds to take the lead for good.

ODU started the dual with a 9-4 decision by No. 19 Michael McGee over R-Fr. Zurich Storm.

The Pack's first win of the night was a bonus point win by No. 4 Tariq Wilson, as he recorded a 12-4 major decision with a takedown in the final 15 seconds.

R-Sr. Jamal Morris scored a 7-2 decision over No. 10 Sa'Derian Perry, a 2018 All-American. Morris scored a takedown in the first with a cradle and got a four-point near fall. He finished the match with over 3:00 of ride time.

ODU got back-to-back wins at 149 and 157 pounds. Kenan Carter defeated R-Fr. A.J. Leitten 10-8 with a third period takedown the difference. In a top-10 showdown, No. 9 Larry Early got a 4-2 win over No. 2 R-So. Hayden Hidlay.

ODU held a 9-7 lead at the intermission.

A 4-3 decision by No. 19 R-So. Thomas Bullard at 165 pounds gave the Pack the 10-9 lead with four bouts left.

The Monrachs once again took the lead, as Sheldon Wright scored a 4-2 OT win over No. 19 R-So. Daniel Bullard.

The Pack took the lead after 184 pounds, as No. 6 R-So. Nick Reenan came away with a 3-0 decision.

R-Sr. Malik McDonald made it back-to-back wins, as three first-period takedowns led to an 11-5 win.

ODU closed out the dual with a 2-0 win at heavyweight.

Up Next: The Wolfpack will return to home action on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 PM against Appalachian State.

Results:
125: No. 19 Michael McGee (ODU) dec. Zurich Storm; 9-4 - 0-3
133: No. 4 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) major dec. Kilian Cardinale; 12-4 - 4-3
141: Jamal Morris (NCSU) dec. No. 10 Sa'Derian Perry; 7-2 - 7-3
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) dec. A.J. Leitten; 10-8 - 7-6
157: No. 9 Larry Early (ODU) dec. No. 2 Hayden Hidlay; 4-2 - 7-9
165: No. 19 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) dec. Shane Jones; 4-3 - 10-9
174: Sheldon Wright (ODU) dec. No. 17 Daniel Bullard; 2-4 (SV1) - 10-12
184: No. 6 Nick Reenan (NCSU) dec. Antonio Agee; 3-0 - 13-12
197: Malik McDonald (NCSU) dec. Timothy Young; 11-5 - 16-12
285: Williams Hillard (ODU) dec. Deonte Wilson; 2-0 - 16-15

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