MARSHALL, Minn. – No. 2 Augustana won seven straight contests and jumped ahead to a 23-0 lead before defeating Southwest Minnesota State 27-6 Friday evening in Marshall, Minn.
The win was Augustana’s seventh straight and moves the Vikings to 13-1 (6-0 NSIC). SMSU falls to 4-3 (0-3 NSIC).
The Vikings are the lone team left in the NSIC with no conference losses.
At 125 pounds, Al Meger got action underway with a 13-1 major decision victory over Travis Borchert.
Jason Jeremiason needed an overtime period to get a 3-1 win via sudden victory over Justin Reinsma at 133 pounds.
No. 4 Jay Sherer brought Augustana’s lead to 10-0, defeating Ethan Hildebrandt 6-1 at 141 pounds.
At 149 pounds, No. 6-ranked Nate Herda lengthened the Vikings advantage to 13-0 with a 3-1 victory over Demond Carter. He also needed the overtime period to notch the victory.
No. 3 Marcus Edgington was victorious in his 157-pound tilt, while No. 4 Gavin Nelson used a 20-7 win by major decision at 165 pounds to stretch Augustana’s lead to 20-0.
Carl Serck, ranked No. 7 in Division II, checked in with a 9-6 victory over Zach Coates at 174 pounds.
The Mustangs picked up their first win of the dual 184 pound as CD Johnson beat Tom Davies 6-4.
No. 2 Ty Copsey answered for the Vikings with a 14-5 win by major decision against Martin Hagen at 197 pounds.
SMSU’s Brian Rodas closed the dual by defeating Lance Peters 3-1.
Augustana will host Upper Iowa next Friday at 7 p.m.
Augustana 27, Southwest Minnesota State 6
125: Al Meger (Augie) maj. dec. Travis Borchert (SMSU), 13-1 (Augustana leads 4-0)
133: Jason Jeremiason (Augie) dec. Justin Reinsma (SMSU) 3-1, SV1 (Augustana leads 7-0)
141: No. 4 Jay Sherer (Augie) dec. Ethan Hildebrandt (SMSU), 6-1 (Augustana leads 10-0)
149: No. 6 Nate Herda (Augie) dec. Demond Carter (SMSU) 3-1, SV1 (Augustana leads 13-0)
157: No. 3 Marcus Edgington (Augie) dec. Casey Field (SMSU), 8-4 (Augustana leads 16-0)
165: No. 4 Gavin Nelson (Augie) maj. dec. Billy Fate (SMSU), 20-7, (Augustana leads 20-0)
174: No. 7 Carl Serck (Augie) dec. Zach Coates (SMSU), 9-6 (Augustana leads 23-0)
184: CD Johnson (SMSU) dec. Tom Davies (SMSU), 6-4 (Augustana leads 23-3)
197: No. 2 Ty Copsey (Augie) maj. dec. Martin Hagen (SMSU), 14-5 (Augustana leads 27-3)
285: Brian Rodas (SMSU) dec. Lance Peters (Augie), 3-1 (Augustana leads 27-6)