NC State cruises to victory over Brown

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team scored five straight bonus point wins, including three straight technical falls, and defeated visiting Brown, 29-10, Saturday afternoon at the PNC Arena.

The dual started at 285 pounds, and the Bears picked up decisions at heavyweight and 125 pounds to build a 6-0 lead.

NC State then took the team lead with six straight wins, the first five of which went for bonus points.

Bumping up to 133 pounds today, No. 13 Sean Fausz started the streak with a 17-2 technical fall. In control early, Fausz took an 8-1 lead after the first and final takedown in the third ended the bout early.

The Pack also made a switch at 141 pounds, as Jamel Morris got the start and scored a 16-0 tech fall. Morris was quick off the mat, as his tech fall came in the first period. After a takedown, Morris used a two-point near fall then three straight four-point near falls to claim the win.

No. 4 Justin Oliver made it three straight tech falls for the Pack with his 19-4 win. Oliver scored a takedown and then a four-point near fall in the third to end his bout early as well.

At the intermission, NC State held a 15-6 lead.

After the break, NC State went back-to-back with major decisions. No. 4 Hayden Hidlay started with a 16-8 major at 157 pounds.

Thomas Bullard scored his biggest win of the season thus far, as he downed No. 15 Jon Viruet 17-5 at 165 pounds. Bullard scored the first takedown, and his second takedown resulted in a four-point followed by a two-point near fall to take a 10-1 lead after the first period.

Daniel Bullard scored a 5-2 decision at 174 pounds, while No. 19 Malkik McDonald had a third period comeback and won 5-4 at 197 pounds to close out the dual.

Up Next: NC State will have a quick turnaround, as the Pack is in action tomorrow afternoon hosting West Virginia at 1 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum.

285: Ian Butterbrodt (Brown) dec. Colin Lawler; 4-0 - 0-3
125: Trey Keeley (Brown) dec. Zurich Storm; 8-4 - 0-6
133: No. 13 Sean Fasuz (NCSU) tech fall Reese Fry; 17-2 - 5-6
141: Jamel Morris (NCSU) tech fall Colin Realbuto; 16-0 - 10-6
149: No. 4 Justin Oliver (NCSU) tech fall Samuel Lynch; 19-4 - 15-6
157: No. 4 Hayden Hidaly (NCSU) major dec. Christian LaBrie; 16-8 - 19-6
165: Thomas Bullard (NCSU) major dec. No. 15 Jon Viruet; 17-5 - 23-6
174: Daniel Bullard (NCSU) dec. A.J. Pedro; 5-2 - 26-6
184: C.J. LaFragola (Brown) major dec. Roderick Davis; 14-5 - 26-10
197: No. 19 Malik McDonald (NCSU) dec. Tucker Ziegler; 5-4 - 29-10


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