Augsburg drops pair of duals in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augsburg University women’s wrestling team dropped a pair of dual meets in a triangular meet at the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday afternoon, falling 24-13 to Morningside University and 38-10 to the host Cougars.

Augsburg, ranked No. 17 in the latest NWCA women’s national rankings for NCAA teams, scored two victories on the mat and one by forfeit in the dual against Morningside, and had a win on the mat and a win by forfeit against Sioux Falls.

Nina Makem (JR, Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee HS), ranked No. 5 nationally at 155 pounds, claimed a 10-0, 1:03 technical fall in her bout against Markael Zeleny of Morningside, then scored a 16-second pin of Brinley Green of Sioux Falls, her fourth pin of under 60 seconds this season and 10th sub-60-second pin of her career. The 16-second pin tied the fastest pin of her career. Makem is now 66-13 in her collegiate career, with 15 pins and 37 technical falls among her career wins.

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Virginia 21, North Dakota State 18

Virginia Holds Off Bison Comeback In Dual

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State wrestling’s comeback against Virginia fell short as the Bison dropped a 21-18 dual to the Cavaliers on Saturday, Dec. 2, inside the Scheels Center.

After the Bison picked up a win from Carlos Negrete Jr. in the opening match, Virginia won the next four matches to take a 15-3 lead. NDSU would secure pins in two of the next three matches and then tied it at 197 pounds before falling in a winner-take-all final.

Negrete scored an early takedown in the 125-pound match and then added a four-point near fall in the third period as he defeated Kyle Montaperto by an 8-2 decision.

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