No. 9 Buckeyes Close Out 2013 at Kent State
Dec. 17, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio– The No. 9 Ohio State wrestling team will wrap up the first half of the 2013-14 season at 7 p.m. Thursday when it faces Kent State in Kent, Ohio. The match will be streamed live at Flowrestling.org. *Please note, there is a subscription fee to view matches on Flowrestling.org. In addition to live streaming of the match vs. the Golden Flashes, there will be live updates at Trackwrestling.com.
The Buckeyes will open the 2014 portion of their schedule at Wisconsin Jan. 10. The first home match of 2014 in St. John Arena is against Nebraska at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.
The Buckeyes enter the match vs. the Golden Flashes with a 4-1 overall record (0-1 Big Ten). Ohio State has wins over Notre Dame College (29-11), Duke (25-10), Davidson (40-6) and George Mason (29-6). After finishing the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational in third place with 119.5 points, Ohio State dropped a 31-6 decision at No. 1 Penn State Dec. 15.
Buckeyes vs. Golden Flashes
Ohio State leads the all-time series vs. Kent State, 13-6, including a 27-10 victory in the teams’ last meeting in 2012. The Buckeyes have won four consecutive matches vs. the Golden Flashes dating back to Jan. 4, 2008, 27-6 Scarlet and Gray victory.
Last 5 Results
|12/14/12||Ohio State 27, Kent State 10|
|12/11/11||Ohio State 22, Kent State 15|
|1/4/09||Ohio State 20, Kent State 15|
|1/4/08||Ohio State 27, Kent State 6|
|1/7/07||Kent State 20, Ohio State 18|
Last Time Out
No. 7 Ohio State lost to No. 1 Penn State, 31-6, Dec. 15 at Rec Hall in State College, Pa., in its Big Ten opener. The Buckeyes fall to 4-1 on the season and 0-1 in the conference. Johnni DiJulius and Nick Heflin earned wins for the Scarlet and Gray at 133 and 197 pounds, respectively.
Trailing the Nittany Lions, 5-0, after No. 19 Nick Roberts fell to No. 3 Nico Megaludis, 21-4, in the 125-pound bout, DiJulius, ranked sixth, pulled the Buckeyes to within two with his 3-2 victory over No. 15 Jimmy Gulibon. Riding time proved to be the difference as DiJulius rallied from a 2-1 deficit and scored an escape at the top of the third period and accrued more than a minute of riding time. Securing the Buckeyes’ second win of the afternoon, Heflin, polled No. 5, was a 3-1 winner over Wes Phipps. After a scoreless first period, Heflin increased his 1-0 lead to a 3-1 advantage following a third-period takedown.
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