Northwestern 28, North Dakota State 18

No. 16 Northwestern Beats NDSU 28-18

EVANSTON, Ill. – No. 16-ranked Northwestern University recorded four major decisions in defeating North Dakota State 28-18 in a non-conference dual on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Welsh-Ryan Arena.

North Dakota State (2-2, 0-0 Big12) is scheduled to host Augustana University (0-1, 0-0 NSIC) in a non-conference dual Sunday, Dec. 1, in Scheels Center. Sunday has been designated the Takedown Cancer match.

All three NDSU wins came by pin. Sawyer Degen (6-2 overall, 3-1 duals) in 2:13 over Alec McKenna at 141 pounds. It was Degen’s second pin of the season. No. 10-ranked Andrew Fogarty (8-0, 4-0) in 2:24 over Shayne Oster at 165 pounds. It was Fogarty’s third pin of the season. No. 26 Brandon Metz (8-0, 4-0) in 2:20 over Jack Heyob at 285 pounds. It was the first pin of the season for Metz.

Northwestern (2-1) won both matches featuring ranked wrestlers. Ranked No. 3 at 125, the Wildcats’ Sebastian Rivera had a takedown in the first period and then another midway in the third for a 7-3 decision over No. 7 Cam Sykora (3-1, 3-1). At 174, No. 26 Tyler Moreland edged No. 24 Lorenzo De La Riva 8-6.

Northwestern No. 10 149-pounder Yahya Thomas, No. 3 157 Ryan Deakin, No. 25 184 Jack Jessen and No. 16 197 Lucas Davison all had major decisions.

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019
Welsh-Ryan Arena / Evanston, Ill.

#16 Northwestern 28, North Dakota State 18
125—Michael DeAugustino (NW), Forfeit
133—#3 (125) Sebastian Rivera (NW) dec #7 Cam Sykora (NDSU), 7-3
141—Sawyer Degen (NDSU) fall Alec McKenna (NW), 2:13
149—#10 Yahya Thomas (NW) major dec Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU), MD 11-0
157—#3 Ryan Deakin (NW) major dec Jared Franek (NDSU), MD 12-1
165—#10 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) fall Shayne Oster (NW), 2:24
174—#26 Tyler Moreland (NW) dec #24 Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU), 8-6
184—#25 Jack Jessen (NW) major dec Noah Cressell (NDSU), MD 9-1
197—#16 Lucas Davison (NW) major dec Cordell Eaton (NDSU), MD 8-0
285— #26 Brandon Metz (NDSU) fall Jack Heyob (NW), 2:20

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