Augsburg earns dual meet victory over Stevens Point
MINNEAPOLIS — In its first-ever home dual, the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team posted a 30-12 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Sunday afternoon at Si Melby Hall.
Augsburg is ranked No. 3 in the latest NWCA/NCAA national rankings and No. 6 in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association national rankings.
Top-ranked 109-pounder Emily Shilson (FY, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) kicked off the dual with a 10-0 technical fall in bout that lasted less than 30 seconds.
At 123 pounds, Vayle-Rae Baker (FY, Benton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary), ranked No. 3 in the NWCA/NCAA and No. 2 in the WCWA, picked up a pin, her fifth fall of the season, moving her record to 13-2 overall.
Savannah Vold (SO, Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS) picked up a big 6-1 decision for the Auggies at 130 pounds, her third victory of the season.
At 133 pounds, Gabby Skidmore (FY, Spooner, Wis./Cumberland HS) took the forfeit for the Auggies.
In one of the most evenly matched bouts of the afternoon, Kahlea Jolly (FY, Lino Lakes, Centennial HS) scored a 6-6 criteria decision. In freestyle wrestling, as there is no overtime, the wrestler to score most recently gains the win on criteria.
Marlynne Deede (FY, Springville, Utah/Springville HS) and Faith Tuttle (FT, North St. Paul, Minn./North St. Paul HS) picked up forfeits for the Auggies at 155 and 191 pounds respectively.
FOR THE FOES
No. 2 ranked Brooke Thurber and No. 5 ranked Jessika Rottier both earned pins for the Pointers.
Augsburg will be in action next at the WCWA National Championships on Feb. 7-8 in Marietta, Georgia.
FINAL RESULTS: No. 3/6 Augsburg (4-2 overall) 30, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (3-4 overall) 12
LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minn.
No. 3/6 Augsburg 30, Wisconsin Stevens Point 12
101 – Double forfeit
109 – No. 1/1 Emily Shilson (AUG, 6-0) tech. fall Alice Todryk (UWSP, 5-3) 10-0 (Augsburg 4-0)
116 – No. 2/– Brooke Thurber (UWSP, 16-4) pinned Bel Snyder (AUG, 6-9) (UWSP 5-4)
123 – No. 3/2 Vayle-Rae Baker (AUG, 13-2) pinned Abby Nelson (6-5) (Augsburg 9-5)
130 – Savannah Vold (AUG, 3-5) dec. Addison Young (UWSP, 2-14) 6-1 (Augsburg 12-6)
136 – No. 8/5 Gabby Skidmore (AUG, 7-2) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 17-6)
143 – Kahlea Jolly (AUG, 1-3) criteria decision over Megan Struble (UWSP, 8-9) 6-6 (Augsburg 20-6)
155 – Marlynne Deede (AUG, 7-6) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 25-6)
170 – No. 5/– Jessika Rottier (UWSP, 5-0) pinned Melissa Jacobs (AUG, 4-4) (Augsburg 25-12)
191 – No. 6/5 Faith Tuttle wins by forfeit (Augsburg 30-12)
Check out Auggies Women’s Wrestling at athletics.augsburg.edu.