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Bonus points lead NC State to 26-10 win over WVU

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team got four bonus point wins and cruised past visiting West Virginia, 26-10, Sunday afternoon at Reynolds Coliseum. R-So. Hayden Hidlay scored a pin at 157 pounds, and R-Sr. Jamel Morris (141) and R-So. Daniel Bullard (174) both scored 16-0 tech fall wins.

R-So. Thomas Bullard went 2-for-2 this weekend in bouts against ranked foes. Yesterday he scored a major decision over No. 15, and today he scored win over No. 19 at 165 pounds.

The bout started at 197 pounds.

After a scoreless first period, No. 19 Malik McDonald used a six-point move early in the second period and held the lead throughout in his 12-6 win.

WVU picked up a decision at 285 pounds with a late takedown in the third period.

The first bonus point win of the night for NC State came at 125 pounds, as Zurich Storm scored a 13-3 major decision to put the Pack up 7-3.

WVU tied it with a major decision by No. 16 Matthew Schmitt at 133 pounds.

In his second straight dual of the weekend, Jamel Morris scored a tech fall and gave the Pack a 12-7 lead at the break. Morris scored a takedown, then three four-point near falls, before a two-point near fall ended it in the second period.

An upset at 149 pounds, as Christian Monserrat scored a 3-1 decision over No. 4 Justin Oliver.

The Pack quickly recovered, as No. 4 Hayden Hidlay scored a first period pin at 157 pounds. Holding a 10-0 lead, Hidlay got the pin at the 3:00 mark to put the Pack up 18-10.

Thomas Bullard got another ranked win on the weekend, as he took out No. 19 Nick Kiussis 9-5 at 165 pounds. Not to be outdone, Daniel Bullard ended the dual with a 16-0 tech fall win in the second period at 174 pounds.

WVU did not weigh in a wrestler at 184 pounds, and the teams agreed on a double forfeit.

Up Next: The Wolfpack will continue its four-match homestand next weekend, as NC State will host Drexel on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Results:
197: No. 19 Malik McDonald (NCSU) dec. Noah Adams; 12-6 - 3-0
285: Brandon Ngati (WVU) dec. Deonte Wilson; 3-2 - 3-3
125: Zurich Storm (NCSU) major dec. Joey Thomas; 13-3 - 7-3
133: No. 16 Matthew Schmitt (WVU) major dec. John Devine; 10-2 - 7-7
141: Jamel Morris (NCSU) tech fall Caleb Rea; 16-0 - 12-7
149: Christian Monserrat (WVU) dec. No. 4 Justin Oliver; 3-1 - 12-10
157: No. 4 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) WBF Zachary Moore; 3:00 - 18-10
165: Thomas Bullard (NCSU) dec. No. 19 Nick Kiussis; 9-5 - 21-10
174: Daniel Bullard (NCSU) tech fall James Wujek; 16-0 - 26-10
184: No match

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