Augustana 18, Southwest Minnesota State 18

SMSU wrestling falls to No. 19 Augustana by tiebreaker

MARSHALL, Minn. – No. 19 Augustana College (S.D.) rallied from a 18-9 deficit to win by tiebreaker over Southwest Minnesota State on Friday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling action.

SMSU MustangsWrestling up a weight class, Codie Lane (149) scored a 2-point takedown with just five seconds remaining in the 149 pound bout to chalk up a decision over Shawn Hatlestad.

Fueled by two pins from Jacob Begin at 165 and Kyle Begin at 174, SMSU took a 18-9 lead heading into the final three bouts. The Vikings would win the next three bouts all by decision to steal the match away from the grasp of the Mustangs as the match was determined by tiebreaker. Augustana owned the tiebreaker as the Vikings won more bouts, 6-4.

SMSU will continue action next weekend with road matches against Northern State on Friday and No. 1 St. Cloud State on Saturday.

The Vikings head home for their first home dual of the 2012-13 season when they face Division III Augsburg, ranked No. 7 in D-III, on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.

Augustana 18, Southwest Minnesota State 18
125: TJ North (Augie) dec. Travis Borchert (SMSU), 4-2 | Augie leads 3-0
133: No. 5 Justin Reinsma (SMSU) dec. Brandon Chesnut (Augie), 5-1 | Tied 3-3
141: Brandon Charbonneau (Augie) dec. Ethan Hildebrandt (SMSU), 3-2 | Augie leads 6-3
149: No. 5 Nate Herda (Augie) dec. Beau Buysse (SMSU), 5-2 | Augie leads 9-3
157: Codie Lane (SMSU) dec. Shawn Hatlestad (Augie), 6-4 | Augie leads 9-6
165: Jacob Begin (SMSU) fall Parker Swanson (Augie), 2:31 | SMSU leads 12-9
174: Kyle Begin (SMSU) fall Tim Weber (Augie), 2:50 | SMSU leads 18-9
184: Sean Derry (Augie) dec. Travis Peralta (SMSU), 7-3 | SMSU leads 18-12
197: No. 5 Jayd Docken (Augie) dec. Micah Larson (SMSU), 8-3 | SMSU leads 18-15
285: Brian Schultz (Augie) dec. Jon Gorter (SMSU), 5-3 | Tied at 18 – Augie wins by tiebreaker (Match wins, 6-4)