Late Wins Propel Mavericks to Victory
Becker, Norgren and Mahan Earn Late-Match Victories to Complete Comeback
Moorhead, Minn. – The Minnesota State Mavericks were able to survive their first NSIC road dual of the year as they came back to defeat Minnesota State Moorhead 19-18 on Thursday night in Moorhead, Minn.
Trailing 15-7 after the duals first six matches, the Mavericks would win three of the final four matches to comeback and down the Dragons as they improve to 3-0 in NSIC action.
Senior Ben Becker, ranked eighth in the 174-lb weight class, would spark the Mavericks comeback with a 9-5 win by decision over Trent Sovde before MSU would even the match at 15-15 with a 21-4 tech fall win by junior Aaron Norgren. The fifth-ranked Norgren won the 184-lb match at the 6:47 mark.
The 197-lb match would prove to be the deciding match of the night as junior Pat Mahan gave the Mavericks their first lead of the evening earning a four-point major decision win defeating Brian Woelfel 8-0.
The Dragons would win the final match of the night as Jon Swart defeated freshman Nate Haynes by a 7-2 decision but would fall one-point short as the Mavericks escaped with the 19-18 victory.
Two other Mavericks earned wins on the night as freshman Paul Norgren won the 141-lb match with a 7-5 decision over Robert Otterness and sophomore Jesse Westphal won the 149-lb match with a 7-0 major decision win over Tyler Steinwand.
The win gives the Mavericks a 7-2 overall record while they advance to a perfect 3-0 in the NSIC. The loss drops the Dragons to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in NSIC action.
Minnesota State will be back in action on January 27th as they return home to face NSIC opponent Upper Iowa. The dual is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. at Bresnan Arena on the campus of Minnesota State.
MSU-Mankato 19 MSU-Moorhead 18
|Wt Class||Name||School||Opponent Name||Opponent School||Result||WinType||Score|
|125||Corey Ulmer||Moorhead||Forstner, Andy||Mankato||W||MD||8 – 0|
|133||Evan Forde||Moorhead||Moore, Skyler||Mankato||W||MD||14 – 3|
|141||Robert Otterness||Moorhead||Norgren, Paul||Mankato||L||DEC||5 – 7|
|149||Tyler Steinwand||Moorhead||Westphal, Jesse||Mankato||L||MD||0 – 8|
|157||Tallen Wald||Moorhead||Hahn, Derek||Mankato||W||DEC||4 – 0|
|165||Tyler Kivel||Moorhead||Todd, Tel||Mankato||W||MD||13 – 2|
|174||Trent Sovde||Moorhead||Becker, Ben||Mankato||L||DEC||5 – 9|
|184||Jacob Mclean||Moorhead||Norgren, Aaron||Mankato||L||TF5||4 – 21 (6:47)|
|197||Brian Woelfel||Moorhead||Mahan, Pat||Mankato||L||MD||0 – 8|
|285||Jon Swart||Moorhead||Haynes, Nathan||Mankato||W||DEC||7 – 2|