ODU closes regular season with road victory over Drexel

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Old Dominion (9-7, 5-2 MAC) wrestling team defeated Drexel (4-10, 1-4 EIWA) on Sunday afternoon, 23-12. Junior Tim Young defeated No. 11 Stephen Loiseau by a 5-4 decision at 197 pounds to highlight the afternoon.

"Overall we wrestled much better today against Drexel with a higher level of energy and focus than we did on Friday at American," said head coach Steve Martin. "We're very proud of everyone's effort but especially Tim Young's win against a top-12 opponent. We're looking forward to rolling this momentum into the MAC Tournament."

Opening the dual with a ranked Drexel opponent in No. 15 Ebed Jarrell, Shane Jones dropped a 6-1 decision, putting the Dragons ahead 3-0.

At 174, Luke Drugac picked up a 7-6 decision with a last second takedown to tie up the dual. Dean Drugac then dropped a close 5-3 decision to Anthony Walters.

Young's performance at 197 was his first career win over a ranked opponent.

At heavyweight, Ali Wahab battled No. 14 Joey Goodhart, but ultimately dropped a 2-1 decision, which was decided by riding time.

Michael McGee picked up bonus points at 125, where he defeated Antonio Minnino 16-4 with over four minutes of riding time. McGee posted a perfect 15-0 dual mark this season. Picking up another four team points for the Monarchs, Trevon Majette secured a major decision over Alex Salas.

At 141 pounds, Sa'Derian Perry collected six team points with a first period pin over Nick Widmann. After scoring the first takedown of the match, Kevin Budock dropped a 10-4 decision to Parker Kropman, who defeated the nation's No. 2 on Friday night. Closing out the dual, No. 6 Larry Early topped Evan Barczak by a 9-4 decision.

165: #15 Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) dec. over Shane Jones (ODU), 6-1
174: Luke Drugac (ODU) dec. over Bryan McLaughlin (Drexel), 7-6
184: Anthony Walters (Drexel) dec. over Dean Drugac (ODU), 5-3
197: Tim Young (ODU) dec. over #11 Stephen Loiseau (Drexel), 5-4
285: #14 Joey Goodhart (Drexel) dec. over Ali Wahab (ODU), 2-1
125: #14 Michael McGee (ODU) MD over Antonio Minnino (Drexel), 16-4
133: Trevon Majette (ODU) MD over Alex Salas (Drexel), 14-4
141: #14 Sa'Derian Perry (ODU) fall over Nick Widmann (Drexel), 2:18
149: Parker Kropman (Drexel) dec. over Kevin Budock (ODU), 10-4
157: #6 Larry Early (ODU) dec. over Evan Barczak (Drexel), 9-4


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