Augustana 25 Augsburg 6

No. 3 Vikings roll past Augsburg 25-6

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 3 Augustana took eight of 10 matches from Augsburg to cruise past the Auggies 25-6 Wednesday night in the both teams’ season-opening dual in Sioux Falls.

Augustana improves to 1-0, while Augsburg, the top-ranked team in Division III, falls to 0-1.

The Vikings rattled off wins in the first six matches of the dual, building themselves an 18-0 lead.

Action started at 157 pounds where Marcus Edgington scraped out a 3-2 over Jon Priess. Gavin Nelson pushed his squad’s advantage to 6-0 by taking a 6-1 decision from Josh Kohler at 165 pounds.

Carl Serck followed with a 12-5 decision over Brandon Bahr at 174 pounds, and Brandon Schultz edged Jackson Mboma 3-2 at 184 pounds. At 197 pounds, Ty Copsey picked up the Vikings’ fifth straight win of the night by defeating Brad Baus 6-2.

Lance Peters extended Augustana’s winning streak to six with his 6-3 win over Niko Bogojevic in the heavyweight bout. His victory put the Vikings up 18-0.

The Vikings suffered their first loss of the evening at 125 pounds as Augsburg’s Josh Roberts posted a 7-6 win by decision over Al Meger.

Augustana picked up wins in the two ensuing matches after Cody Lensing put together a 13-2 win over Cody Madsen at 133 pounds and Jay Sherer, the defending national champion at 141 pounds, was a 10-8 winner over Nathan Lexvold.

Nate Herda was defeated in the final bout of the night at 149 pounds, falling to Tony Valket 4-0.

Nov. 24, 2010 – Elmen Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Action begins at 157 pounds
Time of match: 1:50
Attendance: 717
Official: Rick Fink

#3 D-II Augustana 25, #1 D-III Augsburg 6
157: No. 2 Marcus Edgington (Augustana, 8-1) dec. Jon Priess (Augsburg, 2-3) 3-2 (Augustana 3-0).
165: Gavin Nelson (Augustana, 10-2) dec. Josh Kohler (Augsburg, 4-1) 6-1 (Augustana 6-0).
174: Carl Serck (Augustana, 9-2) dec. Brandon Bahr (Augsburg, 2-3) 12-5 (Augustana 9-0).
184: Brian Schultz (Augustana, 4-3) dec. Jackson Mboma (Augsburg, 0-3) 3-2 (Augustana 12-0).
197: No. 2 Ty Copsey (Augustana, 3-0) dec. Brad Baus (Augsburg, 3-2) 6-2 (Augustana 15-0).
Hwt: Lance Peters (Augustana, 4-1) dec. Niko Bogojevic (Augsburg, 4-1) 6-3 (Augustana 18-0).
125: No. 2 Josh Roberts (Augsburg, 3-2) dec. No. 5 Al Meger (Augustana, 8-3) 7-6 (Augustana 18-3).
133: Cody Lensing (Augustana, 9-1) maj. dec. Cody Madsen (Augsburg, 3-2) 13-2 (Augustana 22-3).
141: No. 1 Jay Sherer (Augustana, 9-1) dec. Nathan Lexvold (Augsburg, 3-2) 10-8 (Augustana 25-3)
149: No. 2 Tony Valek (Augsburg, 5-0) dec. No. 3 Nate Herda (Augustana, 10-4) 4-0 (Augustana 25-6).

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