No. 17 Augustana cruises to 41-3 over Northern State
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 17 Augustana recorded four bonus-point victories on the way to a 41-3 victory over Northern State in the Vikings’ final home dual of the season. Augustana improves their overall record to 11-4 with a 4-1 mark in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference competition while the Wolves fall to 3-8, 0-4 in the NSIC.
Northern State left the 125-, 184-, and 197-pound weight classes open giving the Vikings an 18-point cushion entering the first bout. Morgan Engbrecht wasted no time expanding that lead with his second tech fall of the season, reaching an 18-2 lead at 6:21.
Shawn Hatlestad pushed the Vikings lead to 14-3 with a 9-2 decision at 149 pounds. Hatlestad was on pace for a major decision victory, but NSU’s Beau Voegeli scored a two-point reversal late in the third period.
Bradyn Neises added three more points for the Vikings with a 4-2 win at 157 pounds. After a first-period takedown, Nesies scored on a reversal in the second period to secure his eighth victory of the year.
Tim Weber expanded the Viking lead to 21-3 after the intermission with his first major decision win of the year, a 10-2 win at 165 pounds. Drake Fanslau equaled Weber’s major decision at 174 pounds. Fanslau led by four in the third period then scored a takedown and three-point nearfall, registering enough points for a major decision.
After Fanslau’s win and Sean Derry and Jayd Docken being awarded forfeit wins at 184- and 197-pound victories, respective, the Vikings led 38-3.
Michael Lowman put the finishing touches on the blowout win with a 12-2 major decision win at 285 pounds. Lowman nearly earned his fifth pin of the season early in the bout, but still registered a three-point nearfall on the way to his first major decision.
Augustana now head to the road for their final three bouts, beginning with No. 4 St. Cloud State on Feb. 7.
Augustana 41, Northern State 3
125 TJ North, AUSD, forf.
133 Morgan Engbrecht, AUSD, tech. fall Cody Voegeli, NOST, 6:41 18-2
141 Ian Muirhead, NOST, dec. Jacob Anderson, AUSD, 8-2
149 Shawn Hatlestad, AUSD, dec. Beau Voegeli, NOST, 9-2
157 Bradyn Neises, AUSD, dec. Sean Havlovic, NOST, 4-2
165 Tim Weber, AUSD, maj. dec. Blake Lundgren, NOST, 10-2
174 Drake Fanslau, AUSD, maj. dec. Anthony Navarro, NOST, 11-2
184 Sean Derry, AUSD, forf.
197 Jayd Docken, AUSD, forf.
285 Michael Lowman, AUSD, maj. dec. Anthony Reurink, NOST, 12-2