Cobbers Can’t Dig Out Of Hole, Fall To #13 Vikings
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia dropped four of their first five matches with No.13-ranked Augustana (S.D.) and lost 21-12 on Saturday. Freshman Chase Austvold led the Cobbers as he won 7-1 at 141 to record his team-leading 12th win of the year.
“Chase has gone back to what he is really good at,” commented head coach Matt Nagel. “He doesn’t try to do anything fancy, he know his style and it works.”
The Cobbers, who were wrestling for the first time since Dec. 16, fell behind 8-0 before Austvold narrowed the margin to 8-3. CC then dropped the next two bouts to dig a 14-3 hole. Concordia then earned wins from Josten Coleman and Sebastian Gardner to cut the gap to 14-9 but then the Vikings sealed the team match by earning a decision and then a major decision. Cobber senior Tom Bouressa then finished off the match by recording a 4-3 win at 285.
The win by Gardner marked his first return to the mat since Nov. 17. Gardner was able to hold off Tim Weber, who was 9-8 on the year, to get a 7-3 win. “That was a huge win for him,” said Nagel. “Coming back from so many months not even being on the mat and then getting a big win against a tough kid from South Dakota that was really a big deal for him.”
Bouressa’s win came after he spent the majority of the match on the offensive. Something that didn’t go unnoticed by Nagel. “That’s what we are trying to get him to do,” replied Nagel. “We are trying to get him back to where he was two years ago when he was an All-American.”
Concordia will only have a two-day break before returning to dual-meet action when they host the University of Mary on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.
The Vikings kick off Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action with a dual against the University of Mary at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Date: January 5, 2013
Location: Moorhead, Minn.
Arena: Memorial Auditorium
Start Time: 6 p.m.
End Time: 7:45 p.m.
Total Time: 1:45
#13 Augustana (S.D.) 21, #12 Concordia-Moorhead 12
125 – TJ North (AC) maj. dec. Will McCarthy (CC); 9-0
133 – Jeremiah Peterson (AC) maj. dec. Yoneas Gebreab (CC); 9-1
141 – Chase Austvold (CC) dec. Zach Friederich (AC); 7-1
149 – Nate Herda (AC) dec. Kyle LeDuc (CC); 7-2 3-11
157 – Shawn Hatlestad (AC) dec. Kevin Fynboh (CC); 6-5
165 – Josten Coleman (CC) dec. Parker Swanson (AC); 6-3
174 – Sebastian Gardner (CC) dec. Tim Weber (AC); 7-3
184 – Jeff Nielsen (AC) dec. Chris Harrison (CC); 4-2
197 – Jayd Docken (AC) maj. dec. Danny Pike (CC); 15-6
285 – Tom Bouressa (CC) dec. Brian Schultz (AC); 4-3
– Concordia is ranked 12th in the latest NWCA Division III poll.
– #12 Concordia is now 2-43 in dual meets this season.
– Augustana is ranked 13th in the latest NWCA Division II poll.
– Augustana is now 3-1 in dual meets this season.
– Augustana won six of the 10 individual bouts.
– Augustana won four of the first individual matches.
– Augustana won three matches by major decision and three by decision.
– Concordia won all four matches by a decision.
– Concordia freshman won his team-leading 12th match of the year.
– No.5-ranked Jayd Docken won his ninth match of the year.