Wrestling ACCtion: Tuesday, February 9

Feb. 9, 2010

NC State Falls At No. 25 ODU, 34-9

NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion won eight of 10 matches Tuesday night, including three major decisions and two technical falls, and rolled past NC State 34-9.

The Monarchs, ranked No. 25 in latest NWCA coaches poll, won for the fifth time in their last seven matches and improved to 9-4-1 overall. The Wolfpack, which got both of its victories in the match from freshmen, lost its fourth consecutive match and dropped to 5-11 on the season.

ODU jumped to a 6-0 lead right out of the chute when seventh-ranked James Nicholson won by forfeit. The Wolfpack tied team score at 6-6, however, thanks to freshman Dale Shull, wrestling for the first time at 133 pounds. Shull took down Justin LaValle nine seconds into the match and maintained the advantage for another 52 seconds before recording the pin.