MINNEAPOLIS — Winning five of the six bouts wrestled by technical falls in the dual meet, the No. 6-ranked Augsburg University women’s wrestling team scored a 33-10 victory over the No. 11-ranked University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Sunday afternoon.
Augsburg won all six of the competitive matches in the dual, with five wins coming by technical falls. Both teams had two forfeits in the dual-meet portion of the afternoon.
In the only meeting of ranked wrestlers on the day, Augsburg’s Marlynne Deede (JR, Springville, Utah/Springville HS), ranked No. 4 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association’s NCAA national rankings at 155 pounds, moved up to 170 and dispatched UW-Stevens Point’s Jade Herzer, ranked No. 5 at 170, with a 10-0, first-period technical fall. Deede got a takedown and two-point back exposure in quick succession 20 seconds into the bout, then got three takedowns to finish the match at the 1:50 mark. Deede is now 7-1 on the season with six technical falls.
Making her collegiate season debut after winning world championships at the junior and U-23 levels this summer, Emily Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) was dominant in a 40-second, 10-0 technical fall win over the Pointers’ Angelica Torres-Lima at 116 pounds. The top-ranked wrestler nationally at 109, Shilson scored a takedown 13 seconds into the bout, then used a gut wrench to quickly rack up four back exposures and end the action early. Shilson is now 23-0 in her collegiate career, with 13 of those wins coming by technical fall and eight coming by pin.
Nina Makem (FY, Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee HS) made an impressive home dual-meet debut, needing just 40 seconds to end her 143-pound match early with the Pointers’ Megan Struble in a 12-0 win. Now 8-2 on the season with seven technical falls, Makem dove in on a double-leg for a four-point throw just nine seconds into the action, scored a pair of exposures on a cradle, then ended the match with another four-point move.
Katie Lange (FY, Sherburn, Minn./Martin County West HS) improved to 8-0 on the season with a 1:16, 10-0 win over Megan Struble at 143 pounds. She opened with a takedown and back exposure to take a 4-0 lead, then claimed another takedown and used a leg lace to convert two back exposures to end the bout. All eight of Lange’s wins have been bonus-point triumphs, with five technical falls and three pins.
Kya Rybachek (SO, Mountain Iron, Minn./Hibbing HS) improved to 4-5 on the season with a 10-0 technical fall win over Morgan Bethea at 130 pounds. Rybachek scored a takedown 75 seconds into the bout, then scored a four-point move on a dive after a quick restart with 1:10 left in the first period. She then used a front headlock throw to convert another four-point move, ending the match.
Gabby Skidmore (JR, Spooner, Wis./Cumberland HS) improved to 9-2 on the season with a 4-0 victory over the Pointers’ Abby Nelson at 123 pounds. Skidmore scored a force-out point for the lone point of the first period, then gained a passivity point and scored a takedown with 1:20 left in the match to gain the victory.
There were seven exhibition matches following the dual, with four bouts featuring Auggie wrestlers against each other. Faith Tuttle (JR, North St. Paul, Minn./North St. Paul HS) scored a pair of pins at 191 pounds, Destynie Pacheco (JR, El Paso, Texas/Pebble Hills HS) gained a win at 155 and Melissa Jacobs (JR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Belle Plaine HS (Scott West)) scored a pin at 191.
Mya Velasquez (SO, Santa Maria, Calif./Pioneer Valley HS) scored a 8-3 win over UW-Stevens Point’s Addison Young at 136.
FOR THE FOES
UW-Stevens Point’s team points in the dual came on a pair of forfeits in the opening two bouts.
Megan Struble scored a 10-0, 2:06 technical fall in a 143-pound exhibition, and No. 5-ranked Jade Herzer scored a second-period pin at 170.
UP NEXT: Both teams are in action at the North Central College Invitational next Saturday (12/11) at 9 a.m. in Naperville, Ill.
Sunday, December 5, 2021 — Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
Official: Rob Crowe
No. 6 Augsburg (Minn., 1-0) 33, No. 11 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1-1) 10
101 — No. 6 Brooke Thurber (UWSP, 6-1) wins by forfeit (UWSP 5-0)
109 — Kelly Enriquez (UWSP, 2-5) wins by forfeit (UWSP 10-0)
116 — No. 1 (109) Emily Shilson (AUG, 1-0) tech. fall Angelica Torres-Lima (UWSP, 0-5) 10-0 at 0:40 (UWSP 10-4)
123 — Gabby Skidmore (AUG, 9-2) dec. Abby Nelson (UWSP, 5-3) 4-0 (UWSP 10-7)
130 — Kya Rybachek (AUG, 4-5) tech. fall Morgan Bethea (UWSP, 3-5) 10-0 at 2:55 (AUGSBURG 11-10)
136 — Nina Makem (AUG, 8-2) tech. fall Addison Young (UWSP, 3-6) 12-0 at 0:40 (AUGSBURG 15-10)
143 — Katie Lange (AUG, 8-0) tech. fall Megan Struble (UWSP, 5-5) 10-0 at 1:16 (AUGSBURG 19-10)
155 — Kahlea Jolly (AUG, 3-2) wins by forfeit (AUGSBURG 24-10)
170 — No. 4 (155) Marlynne Deede (AUG, 7-1) tech. fall No. 5 Jade Herzer (UWSP, 6-2) 10-0 at 1:50 (AUGSBURG 29-10)
191 — Melissa Jacobs (AUG, 4-5) wins by forfeit (AUGSBURG 33-10)
191 — Faith Tuttle (AUG, 4-1) pinned Melissa Jacobs (AUG, 4-6) 2:42
136 — Mya Velasquez (AUG, 4-4) dec. Addison Young (UWSP, 3-7) 8-3
143 — Megan Struble (UWSP, 6-5) tech. fall Aubrey Mathiowetz (AUG, 2-5) 10-0 at 2:06
191 — Faith Tuttle (AUG, 5-1) pinned Lay Reid (AUG, 0-3) 1:06
155 — Destynie Pacheco (AUG, 5-5) tech. fall Kahlea Jolly (AUG, 3-3) 10-0 at 3:30
170 — No. 5 Jade Herzer (UWSP, 7-2) pinned Madison Horn (AUG, 3-5) 4:06
191 — Melissa Jacobs (AUG, 5-6) pinned Lay Reid (AUG, 0-4) 3:40
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