MSU-Moorhead 23 Southwest Minnesota State 13

Mustangs unable to complete comeback attempt against MSUM

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State (7-13, 3-5 NSIC) could never recover after dropping the first three bouts of the day as Minnesota State Moorhead (5-9, 2-5 NSIC) defeated SMSU, 23-13 on Saturday afternoon in the PE Gym.

Taylor Curtis lost a tight bout to begin the day as Jared Goldsmith put MSU Moorhead on the board first with a sudden victory. Cortez Arredondo won by sudden victory at 149 to give SMSU its first win of the day but Isaac Novacek followed up with a major decision at 157 to make the Dragons’ lead 17-3. Jake Slocum and Cole Hennen both won decisions to help the Mustangs slowly climb back into the match.

Jackson Ryan won by a 13-2 major decision at 197 to give SMSU a chance going into the 285 bout, but Nader Abdullatif won by fall in 58 seconds to give MSU Moorhead its second conference win of the season.

The Dragons will end their regular season on Thursday, Feb. 16 with a dual at Minot State.

SMSU will conclude its regular season schedule on the road against Concordia College on Thursday at 7 p.m.

MSU-Moorhead 23 Southwest Minnesota State 13
125: Jared Goldsmith (MSM) over Taylor Curtis (SMS) (SV-1 8-6)
133: Blake Bosch (MSM) over Jordan Biehn (SMS) (MD 15-4)
141: Kristian Vazquez (MSM) over Zachary Beaumaster (SMS) (Dec 6-3)
149: Cortez Arredondo (SMS) over Dylan Connell (MSM) (SV-1 3-1)
157: Isaac Novacek (MSM) over Kegen Fingalsen (SMS) (MD 16-6)
165: Jake Slocun (SMS) over Brayden Kuntz (MSM) (Dec 16-10)
174: Adam Blees (MSM) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (Dec 4-3)
184: Cole Hennen (SMS) over Logan Rhode (MSM) (Dec 4-0)
197: Jackson Ryan (SMS) over Cody Anderson (MSM) (MD 13-2)
285: Nader Abdullatif (MSM) over Quinn Bullard (SMS) (Fall 0:58)

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