Ohio extended its dual win streak to five in a row after it trounced Northern Illinois 27-10 on Saturday at Victor E. Court. It is now 5-1 on the year and stands at 2-1 against the Mid-American Conference.
The Bobcats came up clutch in the final seconds of both the 141-pound and 149-pound weight class matches. In the 141-pound match, Mario Guillen hit a reversal in the last 15 seconds to win by a 4-3 decision. His win catapulted the Bobcats to a 9-0 lead.
Alec Hagan followed suit with a takedown in the last 10 seconds of his match to win by a 2-1 decision. Hagan is in the midst of a stellar season in which he is ranked No. 32 in the 149-pound weight class nationally. He improved to 18-4 on the year and appears unstoppable.
Sean O’Dwyer was scrappy and efficient in his match against Northern Illinois’ Alec Rees. After three total takedowns in the 165-pound matchup, O’Dwyer won by a 6-3 decision that all but solidified Ohio’s win. Ohio climbed to a 21-0 lead after his match, and it hardly looked back afterward.
Following Oscar Sanchez’s 6-3 defeat of Bryce West to begin the dual, Gio DiSabato won the 133-pound match 14-7 over Michael Kaminski. Kaminski fought through a few escapes but ultimately fell.
Sal Perrine had a rare loss to Mason Kauffman in a 3-2 decision. Perrine is one of the nation’s top wrestlers, ranking at No. 19 in the 174-pound weight class. Kauffman is ranked No. 22.
Zayne Lehman won his match by forfeit, and Jordan Slivka was the benefactor of an injury default, helping raise Ohio’s lead. Both are having phenomenal years and preserved their records.