NC State wins 4 of final 5 matches to edge Nebraska

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Falling behind 14-3 after the first five bouts, NC State won four of the final five matches and scored an 18-17 comeback over No. 11 Nebraska in Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday.

Going into the final bout down 17-12, NC State's No. 4 R-So. Tariq Wilson needed the technical fall to even the team score, and he scored the 18-2 win.

The dual ended with a team score of 17-17, but after criteria which was total points scored (58-53), the Pack got the extra team point for the win.

The dual started at 141 pounds, with Nebraska winning four of the first five bouts before the intermission to take a 14-3 lead.

The dual started with a Nebraska 3-2 win, as 2017 All-American scored the bout's lone takedown and got a 3-2 win over No. 13 Jamal Morris.

The Pack scored its first win of the day by No. 4 Justin Oliver at 149 pounds. Oliver scored a takedown in all three periods and added the ride time point for an 8-2 win.

Nebraska won three straight, first with a decision at 157 pounds as No. 5 Tyler Berger scored a 5-2 win over No. 4 Hayden Hidlay. The Cornhuskers then scored back-to-back major decisions with wins at 165 and 174 pounds.

NC State stormed out of the intermission winning four of the final five bouts.

The stretch started with a pair of top-10 upsets.

In the second top-five battle of the night, No. 5 Nick Reenan scored an 8-6 win over No. 3 Taylor Venz. Reenan scored all three of the bout's takedowns, and a reversal late in the third gave him the win.

No. 19 R-Sr. Malik McDonald made it back-to-back top-10 wins for the Pack with a 3-2 win over No. 9 Eric Schultz. McDonald scored the bout's lone takedown in the second, and his win pulled the Pack to within 14-9.

Nebraska won at heavyweight, 5-2, and went up 17-9 going into the last two matches.

Making his season debut, No. 6 R-Sr. Sean Fausz scored an 8-2 win over two-time All-American No. 11 Zeke Moisey at 125 pounds to pull the Pack within five points going into the final matchup.

Wilson stepped to the mat and ended his bout in the third period with a final four-point near fall.

141: Chad Red (NEB) dec. #13 Jamal Morris; 3-2 - 0-3
149: #4 Justin Oliver (NCSU) dec. Zemua Baptisa; 8-2 - 3-3
157: #5 Tyler Berger (NEB) dec. #4 Hayden Hidlay; 5-2 - 3-6
165: #6 Isaiah White (NEB) major dec. #18 Thomas Bullard; 13-3 - 3-10
174: #9 Mikey Labriola (NEB) major dec. Daniel Bullard; 13-4 - 3-14
184: #5 Nick Reenan (NCSU) dec. #3 Taylor Venz; 8-6 - 6-14
197: #19 Malik McDonald (NCSU) dec. #9 Eric Schultz; 3-2 - 9-14
285: David Jenson (NEB) dec. Deonte Wilson; 5-2 - 9-17
125: #6 Sean Fausz (NCSU) dec. #11 Zeke Moisey; 8-2 - 12-17
133: #4 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) tech fall Tucker Sjomeling; 18-2 - 17-17*

NC State wins on criteria, total points scored in dual (58-53)


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