Mavericks Defeat Wolves 24-10 in NSIC Finale; Finish 10-3
Mankato, Minn. — No. 8 Minnesota State (10-3, 7-1) remained perfect at home this season with a 24-10 win over Northern State. MSU, which finished the year 7-0 at Taylor Center, won five-consecutive matches starting at 149-lbs to secure the win – three of the five wins were major decisions.
Junior David Demo and freshman No. 7 Alphonso Vruno opened the dual with back-to-back wins to give MSU an early, 6-0 lead.
After dropping a decision at 133-lbs, freshman Thomas Allen began the Maverick charge, starting at 149-lbs with a 17-6 major decision win. Following freshman Sawyer Hoffman’s 4-1 win at 157-lbs, No. 7 Cody Quinn and No. 4 Aaron Norgren each recorded majors of their own at 165-lbs and 184-lbs respectively. No. 4 Brendan Eichmann earned a 10-6 win at 174-lbs in between the major decisions.
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MSU would drop the final two contests of the night, including a major decision in the heavyweight bout to give MSU the 24-10 win.
The Mavericks will return to action Feb. 24 as they travel to Waterloo, Iowa to compete in NCAA Super Regional 3, with qualifiers advancing to the NCAA Championship March 8-9 in Birmingham, Ala.
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MSU-Mankato 24, Northern State 10
125: David Demo (MSU) over Anthony Bruno (NS) 5-0
133: Alphonso Vruno (MSU) over Tyler Frost (NS) 4-1
141: Ian Muirhead (NS) over Nathan Hennes (MSU) 8-2
149: Thomas Allen (MSU) over Grant Steen (NS) 17-6 major
157: Sawyer Hoffman (MSU) over Gavin Larsen (NS) 4-1
165: Cody Quinn (MSU) over Blake Lundgren (NS) 12-4 major
174: Brendan Eichmann (MSU) over Anthony Navarro (NS) 10-6
184: Aaron Norgren (MSU) over Jeb Clay (NS) 16-5 major
197: Chad Gibson (NS) over Nathan Haynes (MSU) 4-3
285: Matt Meuleners (NS) over Corby Running (MSU) 16-3 major