Mavericks Comeback Falls Short at Northern State
Aberdeen, S.D. — After losing four consecutive matches, Minnesota State put together back-to-back decision wins, but it was not enough, as MSU fell to Northern State 18-17 in NSIC dual action.
The dual started at 141-lb with a MSU forfeit, giving NSU a 6-0 lead. Following the forfeit, MSU would rally off three bouts in a row starting at 149-lb with Jesse Westphal defeating Gavin Larsen in a 7-2 decision.
After Westphal got the Mavericks on the board, senior Tel Todd (10-2) and freshman Cody Quinn (13-1) both recorded major decision wins to put MSU up 11-6.
The Wolves would win the next four matches, all via decisions, to capture an 18-11 lead that they would not relinquish.
David Demo went on to defeat Anthony Bruno 5-3 at 125-lb and Brian Reisenauer defeated Ian Muirhead 8-6 in OT.
The 18-17 win marks the first time that Northern State has defeated Minnesota State in ten meetings.
MSU will be in action again tomorrow night as they travel to U-Mary.
Northern State 18 MSU-Mankato 17
141 Tyler Frost, NOST, forf.
149 Jesse Westphal, MSM, dec. Gavin Larsen, NOST, 7-2
157 Tel Todd, MSM, maj. dec. Neil Sell, NOST, 10-2
165 Cody Quinn, MSM, maj. dec. Blake Lundgren, NOST, 13-1
174 Donnie Bowden, NOST, dec. Brendan Eichmann, MSM, 4-1
184 Chad Gibson, NOST, dec. Brandon Pederson, MSM, 3-1
197 Baker Haar, NOST, dec. OT Derek Hahn, MSM, 3-1
285 Matthew Meuleners, NOST, dec. Nathan Haynes, MSM, 10-3
125 David Demo, MSM, dec. Anthony Bruno, NOST, 5-3
133 Brian Reisenauer, MSM, dec. OT Ian Muirhead, NOST, 8-6