WASHINGTON – Tanner Harvey, Niko Camacho and Josh Terao earned falls in the opening five bouts and American University went on to post a 24-14 victory over Old Dominion as the Eagles celebrated Senior Night for the wrestling program at Bender Arena.
The Eagles, who have won seven of their last eight duals, finished the dual-match part of their schedule with a 7-4 record. The Monarchs fell to 8-7.
• Harvey opened the match at 184 pounds with a fall in 3:24. He took a 7-2 lead after the first period and dominated the second. Harvey has now won seven of his last eight and recorded his team-best seventh pin of the season.
• Following a major decision by ODU, Camacho pinned William Hilliard in 5:32 of the heavyweight matchup, getting his fifth fall of the season. Camacho led only 2-1 at the time of the fall in the third period.
• No. 15 Michael McGee brought ODU back within 12-7 with a win over Gage Curry at 125.
• Terao, ranked 18th nationally, took a 5-1 lead after the first period and earned his sixth fall of the season by stopping Trevon Majette at 3:18. Terao needs one more victory to become only the ninth Eagle to reach 100 career wins.
• #16 Sa'Derian Perry of ODU beat #30 Jack Mutchnik, 7-2, at 141 in the night's only matchup of ranked wrestlers, cutting the deficit to 18-10.
• Michael Sprague then took a 1-0 lead into the third period of the 149-pound bout and rode Kenan Carter through the period to take a 2-0 victory.
• No. 8 Larry Early needed two third-period takedowns to beat Kizhan Clarke in the 157 bout and the Eagles pulled within 21-15 after losing at 165. ODU was assessed a team penalty point during the 165-pound match.
• Conner Allshouse ended the victorious evening for AU with a 3-1 win over Luke Drugac at 174, scoring the bout's only takedown in the first period and holding on.
• Prior to the match, the Eagles honored their senior class of Mutchnik, Sprague and Terao.
AMERICAN 24, OLD DOMINION 14
184 – #26 Tanner Harvey (AU) pinned Antonio Agee, 3:24 AU, 6-0
197 – Timothy Young (ODU) major dec. Prince Hyeamang, 11-2 AU, 6-4
285 – Niko Camacho (AU) pinned William Hilliard, 5:32 AU, 12-4
125 – #15 Michael McGee (ODU) dec. Gage Curry, 7-1 AU, 12-7
133 – #18 Josh Terao (AU) pinned Trevon Majette, 3:18 AU, 18-7
141 – #16 Sa'Derian Perry (ODU) dec. #30 Jack Mutchnik, 7-2 AU, 18-10
149 – #33 Michael Sprague (AU) dec. Kenan Carter, 2-0 AU, 21-10
157 – #8 Larry Early (ODU) dec. Kizhan Clarke, 6-2 AU, 21-13
165 – Shane Jones (ODU) dec. Anthony Wokasch, 7-4 AU, 21-16
ODU assessed team-point penalty (mat control) AU, 21-15
174 – Conner Allshouse (AU) dec. Luke Drugac, 3-1 AU, 24-15
ODU assessed team-point penalty (unsportsmanlike) AU, 24-14
Rankings listed are from 2/14 NCAA Coaches Panel
Att – 305
Eagles now 7-4, 5-2 EIWA
Monarchs now 8-7, 5-2 Mid-American
American will travel Sunday to the Mat-Town Open II, hosted by Lock Haven University. The Eagles are in the final stages of preparation for the 2019 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in Binghamton, N.Y., on March 8 and 9.