Concordia handles cross-town rival MSU Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- No. 6-ranked Concordia won seven straight matches to finish off cross-town rival MSU Moorhead 28-7 and post their fourth straight win over the Dragons and fifth in the last six years.

Concordia is now 14-4 in dual meets this year and continues to add to their school record for dual-meet wins in a season.

The Cobbers fell behind 7-3 but then rattled off 25 unanswered points to beat NCAA Division II MSU Moorhead. CC posted five decision wins during their seven straight victories and had a major decision and a pin fall to finish off the annual dual meet.

Senior Jake Long started the comeback journey by dominating his match at 149 and earning a 13-4 major decision. His win tied the match at 7-7 and set the aggressive tone for the rest of the match. No.7-ranked Long is now 21-7 on the season.

Kyle LeDuc, Jake Krogstad and Sebastian Gardner all followed with eight-point win totals to push the lead to 16-7. LeDuc collected his 21st win by virtue of an 8-3 win while Krogstad continued his late-season success and clained an 8-4 victory to post his eighth win in the last 10 matches. Gardner joined the 20-win club with an 8-4 win and is now 5-1 in his last six matches.

Chris Harrison backed up the eight-point trio by blanking his opponent 2-0 at 184. Like Gardner, Harrison has now won 20 matches on the season and gives the Cobbers five starters with at least 20 victories on the year.

Delson Saintal and No.4-ranked Cody Kasprick closed out the match with convincing wins. Saintal scored an 11-4 victory at 197 to even his season record at 13-13 and Kasprick needed just 2-minutes to get the only pin fall of the night at 285. Kasprick is now 19-9 on the year and has won four straight matches by pin.

The other win on the night for Concordia came at 133 where No.5-ranked Jacoby Bergeron earned his team-leading 22nd win of the year. Bergeron never trailed in his individual bout and is now 22-7 in 2013-14.

The Cobbers will have a seven-day break before finishing off the "regular season" when they host Minnesota rival St. John's in a dual match on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

125 Blake Bosch (MSUM) dec. Gabe Foltz (CC); 10-4 (MSU Moorhead 3-0)
133 Jacoby Bergeron (CC) dec. Shane Novak (MSUM); 8-2 (Tied 3-3)
141 Connor MacGregor (MSUM) maj. dec. Yonas Gebreab (CC); 8-0 (MSU Moorhead 7-3)
149 Jake Long (CC) maj. dec. Garrett Hoffner (MSUM); 13-4 (Tied 7-7)
157 Kyle LeDuc (CC) dec. Daniel Murakami (MSUM); 8-3 (Concordia 10-7)
165 Jake Krogstad (CC) dec. Shawn Porter (MSUM); 8-4 (Concordia 13-7)
174 Sebastian Gardner (CC) dec. Conner Monk (MSUM); 8-4 (Concordia 16-7)
184 Chris Harrison (CC) dec. Matthew Lewellen (MSUM); 2-0 (Concordia 19-7)
197 Delson Saintal (CC) dec. Tyler Schlosser (MSUM); 11-4 (Concordia 22-7)
285 Cody Kasprick (CC) pin fall Gerad Fugleberg (MSUM); 2:00 (Concordia 28-7)

Match Notes:
- Concordia is ranked 6th in the latest NWCA Division III poll.
- #6 Concordia is now 14-4 in dual meets this season.
- The 14 wins improves on their school record for most dual-meet wins in a season.
- MSU Moorhead is now 5-8 in dual meets this season.
- Concordia won the final seven individual bouts and eight of the 10 in the match.
- Concordia won 6 bouts by decision, 1 by pin fall and 1 by major decision.
- Dickinson State won 1 bout by major decision and 1 by decision.
- No.5-ranked Jacoby Bergeron from Concordia is now 23-7 on the year.
- No.7-ranked Jake Long from Concordia is now 21-7 on the season
- No.4-ranked Cody Kasprick from Concordia is now 20-9.


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