ODU cruises past Kent State to reach semifinals of Virginia Duals

HAMPTON, Va. -- Collecting their fourth-straight win of the season on Friday afternoon, the Old Dominion (4-2, 3-1 MAC) wrestling team defeated Kent State, 30-10 in the first round of the Virginia Duals. The Monarchs are set to face No. 13 Virginia Tech on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Starting off the dual with a 6-1 win, No. 19 Michael McGee put three points on the board for the Monarchs. Earning his first dual win of the season, Killian Cardinale came back from trailing 6-5 at the end of the second period. In the final frame, the redshirt freshman earned near fall points to earn a 10-5 win at 133 pounds.

MAC Wrestler of the Week No. 11 Sa'Derian Perry pinned his opponent in the first period to collect his second-straight. At 149 pounds, Kevin Budock earned bonus points for the Monarchs with an 11-3 win over Kody Kamara. No. 5 Larry Early followed Budock with another win in the bonus after an 18-2 technical fall.

At 165 pounds, Shane Jones fell to Isaac Bast by pin. Seldon Wright battled to a 3-2 win by decision to extend the ODU lead.

Dean Drugac dropped his bout at 184 pounds by major decision. At 197, Tim Young worked to a 9-8 decision to move to 4-2 this season in duals.

At heavyweight, Ali Wahab closed the dual with an 8-2 win over Spencer Berthold.

About Virginia Tech

The Hokies defeated Chattanooga 35-4 on Friday morning. They are currently 3-2 this season with wins over Princeton and West Virginia. The Monarchs and Hokies meet for the 40th time on Saturday. ODU owns a 21-19-0 record.

The match will be streamed on Trackwrestling with a fee.

Probable Starters
ODU vs. #13 Virginia Tech
125: #19 Michael McGee (ODU) vs. Joey Prata (VT) or Kyle Norstrem (VT)
133: Killian Cardinale (ODU) or Trevon Majette (ODU) vs. #15 Korbin Myers (VT)
141: #11 Sa'Derian Perry (ODU) vs. Mitch Moore (VT)
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) or Kevin Budock (ODU) vs. Ryan Blees (VT)
157: #5 Larry Early (ODU) vs. B.C. LaPrade (VT)
165: Shane Jones (ODU) vs. Jordan Florence (VT) or #8 Mekhi Lewis (VT)
174: #18 Seldon Wright (ODU) vs. Cody Hughes (VT) or #6 David McFadden (VT)
184: Antonio Agee (ODU) or Dean Drugac (ODU) vs. #8 Zack Zavatsky (VT)
197: Tim Young (ODU) vs. #9 Tom Sleigh (VT)
285: Will Hilliard (ODU) or Ali Wahab (ODU) vs. #17 Billy Miller (VT)

ODU 30 Kent State 10
125: #19 Michael McGee (ODU) dec. over Jake Ferri (KSt.), 6-1
133: Killian Cardinale (ODU) dec. over Tim Rooney (KSt.), 10-5
141: #11 Sa'Derian Perry (ODU) fall Cori Simpson (KSt.), 2:06
149: Kevin Budock (ODU) MD over Kody Kamara (KSt.), 11-3
157: #5 Larry Early (ODU) TF over Richard Jackson (KSt.), 18-2
165: Isaac Bast (KSt.) fall Shane Jones (ODU), 6:02
174: #18 Seldon Wright (ODU) dec. over Dylan Barriero (KSt.), 3-2
184: Andrew McNalley (KSt.) MD over Dean Drugac (ODU), 9-0
197: Tim Young (ODU) dec. over Shane Mast (KSt.), 9-8
285: Ali Wahab (ODU) dec. over Spencer Berthold (KSt.), 8-2


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