MSU-Mankato 29, Southwest Minnesota State 9

MSU beats SMSU, 29-9, to Stay Prefect on the Season

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State keeps its undefeated season alive with a 29-9 dual win over Southwest Minnesota State on Thursday evening at Taylor Center.

MSU (3-0, 3-0 NSIC) revenges its loss to SMSU (3-3, 0-1 NSIC) from a year ago.

Corey Abernathy (Fr., 184 lbs.) and Scott VanDeLoo (Jr., 197 lbs.) secured the win for the Mavericks by winning from falls. Abernathy won at the 5:32 mark, while VanDeLoo won in 1:32. After the two falls, MSU led 26-9.

MSU-Mankato Mavericks#4 Cody Quinn (Sr., 165 lbs.) beat Jake Begin for the first time in four tries. Quinn won by a 7-2 decision win. Da’Wayne Robertson (Jr., 125 lbs.) got things started with a 13-5 major decision win thanks to riding time. Alphonso Vruno (Jr., 141 lbs.) also won by a major decision, 17-5.

Malcolm Allen (Jr. 285 lbs.) finished the dual with a loss to #5 Cole Wilson. Both heavy weights traded escapes after choosing down to start the period. Wilson secured a win with a takedown with five seconds remaining in the third period.

Southwest Minnesota State will travel to Kearney, Neb., on Saturday for the Midwest Duals where they will face Colorado State-Pueblo, Central Missouri, Colorado School of Mines and Colorado Mesa.​

MSU-Mankato is back in action next Thursday, Jan 22, at Taylor Center against U-Mary. Dual start time is slated for 7:00 p.m.

MSU-Mankato 29, Southwest Minnesota State 9
125 lbs: Da’Wayne Robertson (MSU) over Anthony Luft (SMSU) major 13-5 (MSU 4, SMSU 0)
133 lbs: Jordan Beihn (SMSU) over Trevor Schultz (MSU) decision 8-2 (MSU 4, SMSU 3)
141 lbs: Alphonso Vruno (MSU) over Trent Butcher (SMSU) major 17-5 (MSU 8, SMSU 3)
149 lbs: John Weeding (SMSU) over Mitchell Hartwig (MSU) decision 6-5 (MSU 8, SMSU 6)
157 lbs: Adam Cooling (MSU) over Patrick Kelley (SMSU) decision 9-5 (MSU 11, SMSU 6)
165 lbs: #4 Cody Quinn (MSU) over Jake Begin (SMSU) decision 7-2 (MSU 14, SMSU 6)
174 lbs: Darick Vancura (MSU) over Brody Goens (SMSU) decision 9-6 (MSU 17, SMSU 6)
184 lbs: Corey Abernathy (MSU) over Ashton Bartlett (SMSU) fall 5:32 (MSU 23, SMSU 6)
197 lbs: Scott VanDeLoo (MSU) over Tristan Ezell (SMSU) fall 1:37 (MSU 29, SMSU 6)
285 lbs: #5 Cole Wilson (SMSU) over Malcolm Allen (MSU decision 3-1 (MSU 29, SMSU 9)

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