Augustana 29 MSU-Moorhead 6

No. 3 Vikings defeat MSU Moorhead in NSIC opener

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana broke away from a 6-6 tie and won the dual’s final seven matches to top Minnesota State Moorhead 29-6 Saturday night in both teams’ Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference openers in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Augustana improves to 7-1 (1-0 NSIC), while MSUM falls to 2-4 (0-1 NSIC).

MSUM picked up its two wins at 125 and 141 pounds. The Dragons’ Cory Ulmer topped Al Meger 4-2 at 125 pounds, and Brady Schneeberger upset Augustana’s Jay Sherer 5-3 at 141 pounds.

The Dragons’ win at 125 pounds gave them a 3-0 lead to open the dual, but Jason Jeremiason evened the score at 3-3 by taking a 7-5 decision from MSU’s Evan Forde at 133 pounds.

The Vikings rolled following Sherer’s loss at 141 pounds.

Nate Herda topped Tyler Steinwand at 149 pounds, and Marcus Edgington notched a takedown 32 seconds into the first overtime period to defeat Tallen Wald 14-3 at 157 pounds.

At 165 pounds, Gavin Nelson topped Tyler Kivel 7-2, and Carl Serick used four takedowns to pick up a 16-6 major-decision victory over Trent Sovde at 174 pounds.

Tom Davies followed with a major decision of his own, collecting eight takedowns to thump Jake McLean 20-6 at 184 pounds.

And Ty Copsey needed just 49 seconds to win his 197-pound match by fall. He made quick work of Brian Woelfel to give his team a 26-6 advantage.

Lance Peters closed the dual with a win in the heavyweight contest, breaking a 1-1 tie in the with Jon Swart with a takedown with nine seconds left to edge out a 3-1 win.

Augustana continues NSIC action on Thursday with a trip to Northern State.

Augustana 29, MSU-Moorhead 6
125: Corey Ulmer (MSUM) dec. Al Meger (Augie), 4-2
133: Jason Jeremiason (Augie) dec. Evan Forde (MSUM), 7-5
141: Brady Schneeberger (MSUM) dec. Jay Sherer (Augie), 5-2
149: Nate Herda (Augie) dec. Tyler Steinwand (MSUM), 3-1
157: Marcus Edgington (Augie) dec. Tallen Wald (MSUM), 3-1
165: Gavin Nelson (Augie) dec. Tyler Kivel (MSUM), 7-2
174: Carl Serck (Augie) major dec. Trent Sovde (MSUM), 13-5
184: Tom Davies (Augie) major dec. Jake McLean (MSUM), 17-6
197: Ty Copsey (Augie) pinned Brian Woelfel (MSUM), 0:49
285: Lance Peters (Augie) dec. Jon Swart (MSUM), 3-1