Mavericks Fall to Beavers in Close Dual
Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State finished just behind Minot State in a tough battle, losing 18-16 tonight at home.
Starting at 165 lb., freshman Kole Marko won 3-1 in sudden victory and started off a string of decision wins for the Mavericks, followed by junior Mike Smith and senior Brody Nielsen at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively.
Senior Dylan Butts at 195 pounds, lost in a 7-0 decision match. Next up, senior #7 Darrell Mason fought to win in overtime 2-1 against Minot’s #9 Jake Swirple.
After Minot State received a forfeit at 125 pounds and sophomore Isaiah Mlsna was downed 4-3, the team score was tied 12-12.
The Mavericks got back on top with senior #12 Brock Luthens getting an 8-0 major decision win at 141 pounds after no scoring in the first two periods. Redshirt sophomore Willie Bastyr, at 149 pounds, lost a close match by a 3-2 decision, bringing the team race to 16-15 MSU.
In the final match of the night, sophomore Drake Hayward fell to Minot State at 157 pounds, giving Minot State the team win 18-16.
Minnesota State (5-4, 2-4 NSIC) takes the mat again this Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D. against Augustana, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Minot State 18 Minnesota State 16
165: Kole Marko (MSU) over Brendan Barnes (Minot) Dec 3-1 | 3-0 MSU
174: Mike Smith (MSU) over Cannon Potts (Minot) Dec 5-3| 6-0 MSU
184: Brody Nielsen (MSU) over Cayden White (Minot) Dec 7-3 | 9-0 MSU
197: Dustin Swisher (Minot) over Dylan Butts (MSU) Dec 7-0 | 9-3 MSU
285: Darrell Mason (MSU) over Jake Swirple (Minot) Dec 2-1 | 12-3 MSU
125: Oscar Nellis (Minot) over Unknown (For.) | 12-9 MSU
133: James Davis (Minot) over Isaiah Mlsna (MSU) Dec 4-3 | 12-12 Tied
141: Brock Luthens (MSU) over Ethan Wosner (Minot) MD 8-0 | 16-12 MSU
149: Kelby Armstrong (Minot) over Willie Bastyr (MSU) Dec 3-2| 16-15 MSU
157: Nathan Baca (Minot) over Drake Hayward (MSU) Dec 4-2| 18-16 Minot