Mustangs drop tight battle with U-Mary
MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State won two bouts by tech fall and had one pin but let a two-point lead slip away with a loss by decision in the final bout of the night as the University of Mary came away with a 20-19 win on Friday night in the PE Gym.
Taylor Curtis (125) suffered a tough loss by sudden victory to begin the night for SMSU and U-Mary earned a win by tech fall to go ahead 8-0 after the first two bouts.
Trent Butcher (141) controlled his bout from start to finish and earned a 14-7 win by decision to get SMSU on the board. Justin Haneke (149) then earned his ninth pin of the season to give SMSU a 9-8 lead.
The Mustangs looked like they’d taken all of the momentum back with back-to-back tech falls to edge out a 19-17 lead with the heavyweights as the only remaining bout.
Cole Hennen (184) defeated Jackson Schichel 15-0 which was followed by a 16-1 win by Jackson Ryan (197) to put SMSU in front.
Andrew Petersen, nursing a lower body injury, was even with Dominic Tudor at 2-2 before eventually falling 6-2 in the final bout of the evening.
Southwest Minnesota State will return to action tomorrow afternoon as they host Minot State beginning at 3 p.m. in the PE Gym.
Mary 20 Southwest Minnesota State 19
125: Nate Humann (MARY) over Taylor Curtis (SMS) (SV-2 3-2)
133: Tate Barnhardt (MARY) over Brock Buysse (SMS) (TF 17-2 7:00)
141: Trent Butcher (SMS) over Hunter Eckert (MARY) (Dec 14-7)
149: Justin Haneke (SMS) over Reed Cronin (MARY) (Fall 3:19)
157: Jared Reis (MARY) over Cortez Arredondo (SMS) (Dec 3-2)
165: Phillip Springsteen (MARY) over Kegen Fingalsen (SMS) (Dec 9-2)
174: Austin Eichmann (MARY) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (Dec 2-1)
184: Cole Hennen (SMS) over Jackson Schichel (MARY) (TF 15-0 7:00)
197: Jackson Ryan (SMS) over Emmitt Brooks (MARY) (TF 16-1 4:38)
285: Dominic Tudor (MARY) over Andrew Petersen (SMS) (Dec 6-2)