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NC State opens season with win over ODU

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The ninth-ranked NC State wresting team opened its 2019-20 season with a 22-11 home win over Old Dominion in Reynolds Coliseum.

With the Monarchs (0-1) up 9-3 after the first four bouts, the Pack (1-0) scored three straight wins, including a pin and a major decision to seal the dual win.

ODU took the first bout, which opened the dual at 149 pounds.

The most exciting match of the day on paper proved to be the most excited bout of the dual. #1 Hayden Hidlay used a takedown with just five seconds left and downed #4 Larry Early (6-4), avenging his loss in last year's dual.

The Monarchs took decisions at 165 and 174 pounds to stretch their lead to 9-3.

Back-to-back bonus point wins gave the Pack its first lead of the night.

The first bonus points of the night went to #13 R-Fr. Trent Hidlay in his Wolfpack debut. Hidlay scored a pair of takedowns in both the first and second periods for the 12-4 major decision.

So. Tyrie Houghton put up six team points in the next bout at 197 pounds. After giving up three takedowns in the first, Houghton battled back to tie it 6-6 in the second. He then locked in a cradle and scored the pin at the 4:31 mark to give the Pack a 13-9 lead.

NC State made it three straight wins, as So. Deonte Wilson scored a 3-1 win at heavyweight. Down 1-0 to start the third, Wilson scored the bout's lone takedown and tacked on the riding time point for the win.

ODU scored a 6-5 decision at 125 pounds to pull the dual to 16-12 with two bouts left.

NC State clinched the dual with a win at 133 pounds. Down 3-1 in the final minute, R-Jr. Kellen Devlin scored a takedown and then a four-point near fall to get the 9-5 win.

The Pack ended the dual with back-to-back wins as #11 Tariq Wilson scored a 3-2 decision over #14 Sa'Derian Perry at 141 pounds. In a bout of former All-Americans, Wilson scored the bout's lone takedown in the second period.

Up Next: NC State will host the annual Wolfpack Duals tomorrow in Carmichael Gymnasium. The Pack will face Belmont Abbey, UNC Pembroke and then Reinhardt starting at noon.

Results:
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) dec. A.J. Leitten; 7-2 - 3-0
157: #1 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) dec. #4 Larry Early; 6-4 - 3-3
165: Shane Jones (ODU) dec. #10 Thomas Bullard; 3-2 - 3-6
174: Alex Cramer (ODU) dec. Jacob Ferreira; 10-4 - 3-9
184: #13 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) major dec. Antonio Agee; 12-4 - 7-9
197: Tyrie Houghton (NCSU) fall Tim Young; 4:31 - 13-9
285: Deonte Wilson (NCSU) dec. Will Hilliard; 3-1 - 16-9
125: Killian Cardinale (ODU) dec. #13 Jacob Camacho; 6-5 - 16-12
133: Kellen Devlin (NCSU) dec. Shannon Hanna; 9-5 - 19-12
141: #11 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. #14 Sa'Derian Perry; 3-2 - 22-11^

Attendance: 1,191
^ODU deducted a team point after final match.

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