#9 Mavericks Handle Mustangs to Stay Perfect in NSIC Competition
Mankato, Minn. — #9 Minnesota State overcame a slow start to dominate Southwest Minnesota State at Taylor Center Saturday afternoon in a 22-9 victory.
With the win the Mavericks improve to 6-1 overall record (4-0 NSIC), While the Mustangs remain winless on the season as they fall to 0-6 overall (0-5 NSIC).
The Mavericks were able to endure a troublesome start against the Mustangs as they were able to take the two out of the first three matches against Minnesota State. The Mavericks went on to take seven of the eight remaining matches. It started off with Junior Andrew McFall (125 lbs.) who won by 4-1 decision.
Senior #1 George Farmah (133 lbs.) came out and had a dominating 7-2 decision against Brock Buysse of Southwest Minnesota. This was followed by a come from behind 5-4 victory by way of junior Louie Sanders as he broke the tie and put the Mavericks up 9-6. The Mavericks effort gained a big boost as sophomore #7 Kyle Rathman (149 lbs.) took control from start to finish to earn himself a 11-3 major decision to push the Maverick lead to 13-6. This was followed by a terrific bounceback performance by junior Logan Saltou (157 lbs.) as he was able to take control and hold onto the victory over Kegen Fingalsen with a final score 7-3 and pushed the team lead to 16-9.
The last two matches of the afternoon featured junior #4 Zach Johnston (174 lbs.) and freshman Trevor Turriff (184 lbs.) were both able to secure very exciting decision victories with scores of 7-4 and 6-5 respectively. This put the final score at 22-9 in favor of the Minnesota State Mavericks.
Minnesota State returns to the mat Thursday, Jan. 31st, at 7p.m., at Taylor Center
Minnesota State 22, Southwest Minnesota State 9
197: Cole Hennen (SMSU) wins a 7-3 decision vs Dylan Butts (MSU) | 3-0 SMSU
285: Andrew Peterson (SMSU) wins a 4-3 decision vs Logan Linderbaum (MSU) | 6-0 SMSU
125: Andrew McFall (MSU) wins a 4-1 decision vs Ben Emrich (SMSU) | 6-3 SMSU
133: George Farmah (MSU) wins a 7-2 decision vs Brock Buysse (SMSU) | 6-6
141: Loiue Sanders (MSU) wins a 5-4 decision vs Jordan Biehn (SMSU) | 9-6 MSU
149: Kyle Rathman (MSU) wins an 11-3 major decision vs Justin Haneke (SMSU) | 13-6
157: Cortez Arredondo (SMSU) wins a 3-1 decision vs Daniel Close (MSU) | 13-9 MSU
165: Logan Saltou (MSU) wins a 7-3 decision vs Kegen Fingalsen (SMSU) | 16-9
174: Zach Johnston (MSU) wins a 7-4 decision vs Dru Kuchenbaker (SMSU) | 19-9 MSU
184: Trevor Turriff (MSU) wins a 6-5 decision vs Griffin Osing (SMSU) | 22-9 MSU