Augustana 20 Southwest Minnesota State 15

No. 3 Augustana nips Southwest Minnesota State

FALLS, S.D. – No. 3 Augustana took four matches by decision and two by major decision to secure a 20-15 win over Southwest Minnesota State Friday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling.

Augustana improves to 11-2 (3-1 NSIC). SMSU moves to 7-5 (1-3 NSIC).

The Vikings earned wins in the opening two bouts as Cody Lensing (125) and Jason Jeremiason (133) collected 3-2 and 4-2 victories, respectively.

Augustana left 141 pounds open, knotting the contest at 6-6.

Nate Herda (149) and Marcus Edgington (157) regained the lead for the Vikings. Herda saddled SMSU’s Codie Lane with a 4-3 loss, while Edgington got a 12-4 win by major decision over Josh Anderson.

SMSU’s Jacob Begin beat Bradyn Neises 11-4 at 165 pounds, but Carl Serck answered for the Vikings with a 17-6 win by major decision over Trent Molacek at 174 pounds.

Jayd Docken pushed the Viking lead to 20-9 with his 8-6 triumph over Micah Larson at 184 pounds.

The Vikings dropped the 197- and 285-pound tilts.

Augustana will host Northern State Sunday at 2 p.m.
Southwest Minnesota State returns home tomorrow afternoon to host the University of Mary beginning at 2 p.m. at the PE Gym in Marshall.

Augustana 20 Southwest Minnesota State 15
125 Cody Lensing, AUSD, dec. Travis Borchert, SMS, 3-2
133 Jason Jeremiason, AUSD, dec. Justin Reinsma, SMS, 4-2
141 Ethan Hildebrandt, SMS, forf.
149 Nate Herda, AUSD, dec. Codie Lane, SMS, 4-3
157 Marcus Edgington, AUSD, maj. dec. Josh Anderson, SMS, 12-4
165 Jacob Begin, SMS, dec. Bradyn Neises, AUSD, 11-4
174 Carl Serck, AUSD, maj. dec. Trent Molacek, SMS, 17-6
184 Jayd Docken, AUSD, dec. Micah Larson, SMS, 8-6
197 Martin Hagen, SMS, dec. Brian Schultz, AUSD, 3-2
285 Cole Wilson, SMS, dec. Taylor Harris, AUSD, 3-2

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