MVC Men Defeat Maryville in Home Dual
MARSHALL, MO -- The No. 10 Missouri Valley College men's wrestling team hosted NCAA Division II No. 15 Maryville University Friday night at Burns Athletics Complex. The Vikings defeated the Saints 24-19.
To start the dual off at 125 pounds No. 14 Freshman Ryan Stearns won by forfeit giving MVC a 6-0 lead in team points.
The Vikings got another six points from Maryville University at 133 pounds as No.10 Sophomore Logan Welch won by forfeit giving MVC a quick 12-0 advantage.
The Vikings added to their lead at 141 pounds as Sophomore Willie Essex defeated Tyrell Galloway by a 3-1 decision, moving the MVC lead to 15-0.
At 149 pounds No. 6 John Hagerty won by pin over Sophomore Jared Sterling in the second period to shrink MVC's lead to 15-6.
Maryville University cut into the MVC advantage in the 157 pound match as Joseph Moorhouse won by decision over Freshman No. 11 Dylan King 4-3 making it a 15-9 MVC lead.
At 165 pounds Christian Loges won by decision over Senior No. 5 Gian Traverso 8-6 making it just a 15-12 MVC advantage.
In the 174 pound match Marvin Tischhauser gave Maryville its first lead as he won by major decision over Freshman Taylor Smith 8-0 in the 174 pound weight class, making it 16-15 in favor of Maryville.
At 184 pounds Freshman Brett Bader won by forfeit giving MVC the lead back at 21-16.
At 197 pounds No. 2 Matthew Baker won by decision over Junior No. 5 Josh Manu 3-1, making it a 21-19 MVC lead with only one match remaining.
Junior No. 6 Daniel Mueller was able to pull away in the third period and won by a 9-4 decision over Morgan Denson in the 285 pound weight class giving MVC the dual victory 24-19 in team points.
The Vikings will next be in action Jan. 30th at 7 p.m. hosting NAIA No. 1 Grandview University in a dual at the Burns Athletic Complex.