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Kent State earns key victories in round-robin on Senior Day


KENT, OHIO -- Kent State honored seniors Joe Andrassy, Tomas Gutierrez and Raphael Rodriguez in a pre-match ceremony and the Flashes combined for 17 victories in a round-robin with Edinboro and Northern Illinois.

Jake Ferri continued his winning way, extending his unbeaten streak to 10 straight with wins by technical fall and major decision. Brendon Fenton stayed unbeaten this year as well, winning by decision and recording a fall in his two matches.

The matches of the day were at 174 pounds as the starters for all three schools were ranked in the InterMat top-20. McNally, ranked sixth by InterMat, took down Mason Kauffman of Northern Illinois, who came in ranked 20th. McNally controlled the match, winning a 6-2 decision on the back of a pair of takedowns. McNally then edged 14th ranked Jacob Oliver of Edinboro by a 7-6 decision in McNally's other match of the day. A back-and-forth match swung in McNally's favor after a reversal late in the third broke a 5-5 tie and Oliver's ensuing escape would not be enough to send the match into sudden victory.

Colin McCracken was the fourth wrestler to go unbeaten on the day. McCracken has now won eight-of-nine after picking up a pair of victories by decision. He avenged a 2020 loss to Gage Braun of Northern Illinois, earning a 4-3 victory on Friday. McCracken later earned a 5-3 victory over Cody Mulligan of Edinboro and now is 8-3 on the season.

The Flashes will now rest and get ready for the Mid-American Conference Championships, hosted by Rider. Day one of the two-day event is set for Friday, February 26.

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