#16 Mavericks Defeat Wolves 33-6 in First Dual of the Week
ABERDEEN, S.D. — The Maverick wrestling team (9-4, 5-2) bested the Wolves of Northern State (5-13, 0-6) by a final score of 33-6 on Thursday. Minnesota State was victorious in eight of the ten matches.
The dual started off at the lightweights, where Trevor Schultz (Jr., 125 lbs.) defeated Ben Cauffman by an 8-4 decision to give the Mavericks an early 3-0 lead. Paul Selman (Fr., 133 lbs.) picked up his team-leading 22nd win after defeating Carson Henry by an 8-6 decision to make it 6-0 Mavericks. Alphonso Vruno (Sr., 141 lbs.) extended his winning streak to seven matches by picking up a technical fall over Matt Bettencourt, 20-5, to increase the Maverick lead to 11.
Daniel Close (Fr., 149 lbs.) lost a tight 6-4 decision to #8 Tyler Stenberg to put the Wolves on the board for the first time. #7 Matt Mincey (R-Sr., 157 lbs.) bounced back from a tough loss last week to defeat Blake Perryman by a 20-7 major decision. Mincey’s 19th win of the year made it 15-3 Minnesota State. Brad Maas (Sr., 165 lbs.) won a close contest against Grant Steen, 5-3, to put the Maverick point total at 18.
#7 Adam Cooling (Jr., 174 lbs.) won by a 19-3 technical fall over Ayden Garcia to up the Maverick lead to 23-3. Cooling now holds a record of 21-3 with the win. Scott VanDeLoo (Sr., 184 lbs.) defeated David Murphy in a 14-4 major decision that opened the Maverick lead up to 24. In the final match of the night, Darick Vancura (Jr., 197 lbs.) fought hard against #7 Joe Gomez, but ultimately fell 5-1. Malcolm Allen (R-Sr., 285 lbs.) won by forfeit to finalize the Maverick win in a 33-6 effort.
The Mavericks are right back in action tomorrow night in a matchup with the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Minnesota State 33, Northern State 6
125: Trevor Schultz (MSM) over Ben Cauffman (NOST) (Dec 8-4)
133: Paul Selman (MSM) over Carson Henry (NOST) (Dec 8-6)
141: Alphonso Vruno (MSM) over Matt Bettencourt (NOST) (TF 20-5 6:38)
149: Tyler Stenberg (NOST) over Daniel Close (MSM) (Dec 6-4)
157: Matt Mincey (MSM) over Blake Perryman (NOST) (MD 20-7)
165: Brad Maas (MSM) over Grant Steen (NOST) (Dec 5-3)
174: Adam Cooling (MSM) over Ayden Garcia (NOST) (TF 19-3 4:48)
184: Scott VanDeLoo (MSM) over David Murphy (NOST) (MD 14-4)
197: Joe Gomez (NOST) over Darick Vancura (MSM) (Dec 5-1)
285: Malcolm Allen (MSM) over (NOST) (For.)