MSU-Mankato 24, MSU-Moorhead 19

Mavericks Defeat Dragons in NSIC Dual

Moorhead, Minn. – Pins by junior David Demo (125 lbs) and sophomore No. 3 Cody Quinn (165 lbs) help lead the way as No. 10 Minnesota State moved to 8-2 overall and 5-0 in NSIC action as it defeated MSU Moorhead 24-19 Thursday night.

MSU-Mankato MavericksDemo opened the dual at 125-lbs with a pin of Mitch Dunlap at 2:31. Freshman Alphonso Vruno (133 lbs) backed up Demo’s pin with a hard fought 4-3 decision over Philippe Walker.

After Nathan Hennes (141 lbs) and Jeremy Kelly (149 lbs) both lost, Kelly’s by pin, MSU would rattle off three bouts in a row to take a commanding 21-9 lead.

Freshman Sawyer Hoffman (157 lbs) started the rally off with a 7-5 overtime decision over Jacob Bennett. Quinn would go on to pin Kerron Williams at 1:27 and junior Brendan Eichmann (174 lbs) would complete the streak with an 8-2 decision over Jesse Punchocar.

Following an injury default at 184-lbs, Nathan Haynes (197 lbs) would secure the win with a 6-1 decision over Lucas Moderow. Junior Corby Running (285-lbs) would lose a major decision to close out the night.

To view a complete match-by-match box score of tonight’s dual, click HERE.

MSU will return home to host Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday. Action is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

MSU-Moorhead hosts No. 6-ranked Upper Iowa for Senior Day on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Alex Nemzek Hall.

#10 Minnesota State 24, MSU-Moorhead 19
125: David Demo (MANK) pins Mitch Dunlap at 2:31 (6-0)
133: Alphonso Vruno (MANK) over Philippe Walker 4-3 (9-0)
141: Angel Vega (MOOR) over Nathan Hennes 10-3 (9-3)
149: Casey Williams (MOOR) pins Jeremy Kelly at 4:37 (9-9)
157: Sawyer Hoffman (MANK) Jacob Bennett 7-5 OT (12-9)
165: Cody Quinn (MANK) pins Kerron Williams at 1:27 (18-9)
174: Brendan Eichmann (MANK) over Jesse Punchocar 8-2 (21-9)
184: Lucas Moderow (MOOR) over Aaron Norgren Injury default 3:21 (21-15)
197: Nathan Haynes (MANK) over Lucas Moderow 6-1 (24-15)
285: Gerad Fugleberg (MOOR) major over Corby Runnning 12-1 (24-19)

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