Norfolk, Va. - The Central Michigan wrestling program suffered its third Mid-American Conference setback of the season Sunday afternoon, falling to conference affiliate Old Dominion, 24-7.
Roth evened the dual at 3-3 with an 8-3 decision over Michael Hayes, but the Monarchs earned victories in the next three matches to open up their lead to 12-3.
Becker got the Chippewas back on track with a 10-2 major decision over Devin Geoghegan, but a rare loss by junior Mike Ottinger at 174 pounds ended any chances of a CMU comeback. Ottinger dropped a 5-4 decision to unranked Billy Curling, suffering just his third loss of the season.
Sophomore No. 10 Zach Horan (141) also suffered his third loss of the season, falling to the conference's top ranked 141-pounder Chris Mecate by decision, 4-2.
The Chippewas will be back in action on Thursday, February 13 when they host in-state foe Eastern Michigan for their final conference dual of the season. The match is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Old Dominion 24, Central Michigan 7
125- Brandon Jeske (ODU) dec. No. 12 Corey Keener (CMU) 7-1. ODU: 3, CMU: 0
133- No. 10 Joe Roth (CMU) dec. Michael Hayes (ODU) 8-3. ODU: 3, CMU: 3
141- No. 5 Chris Mecate (ODU) dec. No. 10 Zach Horan (CMU) 4-2. ODU: 6, CMU: 3
149- No. 16 Alexander Richardson (ODU) dec. Scott Mattingly (CMU) 5-2. ODU: 9, CMU: 3
157- Tristan Warner (ODU) dec. No. 17 Luke Smith (CMU) 6-2. ODU: 12, CMU: 3
165- Nick Becker (CMU) maj. dec. Devin Geoghegan (ODU) 10-2. ODU: 12, CMU: 7
174- Billy Curling (ODU) dec. No. 8 Mike Ottinger (CMU) 5-4 ODU: 15, CMU: 7
184- Jack Dechow (ODU) dec. Craig Kelliher (CMU) 7-3 ODU: 18, CMU: 7
197- Kevin Beazley (ODU) defeated Jackson Lewis (CMU) SV-1 3-1. ODU: 21, CMU: 7
285- Matt Tourdot (ODU) dec. Adam Robinson (CMU) 3-1. ODU: 24, CMU: 7