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Bobcats Fall to Old Dominion, 22-15

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Feb. 9, 2014

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Athens, Ohio - The Ohio University Wrestling team (10-4, 4-4) suffered a 22-15 loss to Old Dominion University Sunday evening in the Convocation Center.

Ohio's setback at home was its first loss since its 2013 meeting with Central Michigan, which snapped an eight-match winning streak.

Senior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) earned an early three points for Ohio in the 285 class, with a 4-1 decision victory over Matt Tourdot. Johnson's win was his ninth-consecutive win, improving his team-best record to 30-4.

Sophomore KeVon Powell (Romeoville, Ill.) earned another crucial three points for Ohio, with a 5-3 decision win over Brandon Jeske.

Old Dominion evened the score, with Michael Hayes earning a fall at 5:50 against freshmen Sebastian Pique (Oakland Park, Ill.) at 133. Pique's bout was his first competition this season.

The Monarch's took the lead with victories at 141, 149, and 157.

Junior Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) diminished the Old Dominion lead with a fall at 1:43 against Devin Geoghegan. Hightower leads the team in falls, tallying 13 overall.

With victories in the 174 and 184 classes, Old Dominion solidified their victory with a 22-12 advantage heading into the final 197 round.

Redshirt sophomore Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) earned one final triumph for the Bobcats, with a 3-1 decision over Kevin Beazley. With the win, Wellington earned his seventh-consecutive victory, improving his record to 27-3.

The Bobcats will return to the Convocation Center next Sunday to take on West Virginia at 2 p.m.

FINAL RESULTS
HWT- No. 11 Jeremy Johnson (30-4) 4, Matt Tourdot (12-12) 1, dec. - Ohio 3, ODU 0
125 - KeVon Powell (10-11) 5, Brandon Jeske (15-11) 4, dec. - Ohio 6, ODU 0
133 - Michael Hayes (11-10), Sebastian Pique (0-1), Fall 5:50 - Ohio 6, ODU 6
141- Chris Micate (22-7) 8, Noah Forrider (21-14) 2, dec. - Ohio 6, ODU 9
149 - No. 19 Alexander Richardson (22-6) 4, No. 15 Tywan Claxton (22-5) 3, Ohio 6, ODU 12
157 - No. 19 Tristan Warner (16-8) 3, Spartak Chino (14-10) 0, dec. - Ohio 6, ODU 15
165- Harrison Hightower (27-9), Devin Geoghegan (10-14), Fall 1: 43 - Ohio 12, ODU 15
174 - Billy Curling (13-7) 7, No. 10 Cody Walters (8-2) 2, dec. - Ohio 12, ODU 18
184 - Jack Dechow (13-3) 14, Ryan Garringer (9-17) 4, major dec. - Ohio 12, ODU 22
197 - No. 11 Phil Wellington (27-3) 3, Kevin Beazley (15-11) 1, dec. OT - Ohio 15, ODU 22