Mavericks Pick Up a Huge 19-16 Victory Over Augustana
MANKATO, MINN — The #15 Minnesota State wrestling team (8-2, 4-0) grinded out a tough 19-16 win against Augustana (14-3, 3-1) on Thursday night, in front of an intense Taylor Center crowd.
The dual started off at 125-pounds, where Trevor Schultz (Jr., 125 lbs.) would defeat Javier Vieyra by a 6-4 decision to give the Mavericks an early 3-0 lead. Schultz has now won four consecutive matches. Paul Selman (Fr., 133 lbs.) continued the Mavericks initial momentum, winning by decision over Morgan Engbrecht, 11-7. Alphonso Vruno (Sr., 141 lbs.) defeated Brandon Charbonneau by an 8-3 decision to open up the Mavericks lead to 9-0.
After the Mavericks first loss of the day at 149-pounds, Matt Mincey (R-Sr., 157 lbs.) went on to defeat Shawn Hatlestad by decision, 9-6. Mincey remained second in the country after the latest national poll came out today, and currently holds a 17-0 record on the year. Heading into the intermission, the Mavericks lead 12-5.
Minnesota State would drop the match at 165-pounds to make the score 12-8. In what was the match of the day, eighth-ranked Adam Cooling (Jr., 174 lbs.) picked up a clutch takedown in overtime to defeat Tim Weber by a score of 3-1. Cooling improved to 18-3 on the year with the win. Eighth-ranked Scott VanDeLoo (Sr., 184 lbs.) was defeated for just the second time this season, as he fell to fourth-ranked Aero Amo by technical fall, 16-0.
The score was a tight 15-13 MSU with just two matches remaining. Darick Vancura (Jr., 197 lbs.) won by a 16-6 major decision over Lane Lettau that gave the Mavericks a 19-13 lead, and took away any chance of a loss in the dual. Despite dropping the heavyweight match, Minnesota State came away with the victory by a final score of 19-16.
Minnesota State’s five-game homestand came to a close on Thursday, and they will next travel to Fayette, Iowa on Saturday, where the team will take on #8 Upper Iowa in a battle of teams undefeated in NSIC action. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
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Minnesota State 19, Augustana 16
125 – Trevor Schultz (MSU) over Javier Vieyra (AUGGIE) dec 6-4
133 – Paul Selman (MSU) over Morgan Engbrecht (AUGGIE) dec 11-7
141 – Alphonso Vruno (MSU) over Brandon Charbonneau (AUGGIE) dec 8-3
149 – Jacob Anderson (AUGGIE) over Daniel Close (MSU) tech 16-0
157 – #2 Matt Mincey (MSU) over Shawn Hatlestad (AUGGIE) dec 9-6
165 – Mitch Rechtzigel (AUGGIE) over Brad Maas (MSU) dec 4-3
174 – #8 Adam Cooling (MSU) over Tim Weber (AUGGIE) dec OT 3-1
184 – #4 Aero Amo (AUGGIE) over #8 Scott VanDeLoo (MSU) tech 16-0
197 – Darick Vancura (MSU) over Lane Lettau (AUGGIE) major 16-6
285 – #8 Michael Lowman (AUGGIE) over Malcolm Allen (MSU) dec 7-1