Minnesota State 31, Southwest Minnesota State 9

#16 Mavericks Best Mustangs 31-9 to Finish 2-0 on the Week

MARSHALL, Minn — Minnesota State (10-4, 6-2) concluded their regular season on Friday with a 31-9 road victory over the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State (7-10, 3-4).

After beginning the dual down 3-0, Paul Selman (Fr., 133 lbs.) got the ball rolling for the Mavericks with an 8-4 decision over Antonio Meikel. With the score tied at three apiece, Alphonso Vruno (Sr., 141 lbs.) defeated Cortez Arredondo in a 15-5 major decision. Vruno’s eighth consecutive win would give the Mavericks a lead that they would not surrender for the rest of the night.

MSU-Mankato MavericksAfter back to back falls by Daniel Close (Fr., 149 lbs.) and #7 Matt Mincey (R-Sr., 157 lbs.), Minnesota State led by 16. The Mustangs would take the match at 165-pounds, but #7 Adam Cooling (Jr., 174 lbs.) would give the Mavericks the momentum right back with a 3-2 decision over Kyle Begin.

Scott VanDeLoo (Sr., 184 lbs.) finished 2-0 on the week after defeating Broderick Goens by a 4-2 decision. Darick Vancura (Jr., 197 lbs.) recorded his sixth pin of the season with a fall over Jake Slocum in 6:58. Malcolm Allen (R-Sr., 285 lbs.) lost an intense match against #3 Cole Wilson in SV-3, 4-3 to conclude the dual.

The Mustangs will travel to MSU Moorhead tomorrow for a 5 p.m., dual. SMSU will return home on Thursday, Feb. 18, for its final match of the regular season against Concordia-Moorhead.

With the regular season complete, the Mavericks finish third in the NSIC, and are off now until February 27, where the first day of the NCAA Division 2 Super Region III will occur in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Minnesota State 31, Southwest Minnesota State 9

125 – Taylor Curtis (SMSU) over Trevor Schultz (MSU) SV-1 6-4
133 – Paul Selman (MSU) over Antonio Meikel (SMSU) dec 8-4
141 – Alphonso Vruno (MSU) over Cortez Arredondo (SMSU) major 15-5
149 – Daniel Close (MSU) over Paul Norgren (SMSU) fall 2:00
157 – #7 Matt Mincey (MSU) over Zachary Beaumaster (SMSU) fall 2:05
165 – Kegen Fingalsen (SMSU) over Brad Maas (MSU) dec 3-2
174 – #7 Adam Cooling (MSU) over Kyle Begin (SMSU) dec 3-2
184 – Scott VanDeLoo (MSU) over Broderick Goens (SMSU) dec 4-2
197 – Darick Vancura (MSU) over Jake Slocum (SMSU) fall 6:58
285 – #3 Cole Wilson (SMSU) over Malcolm Allen (MSU) SV-3 4-3

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