MANKATO, Minn. -- It came down to the final match Thursday evening in Taylor Center but it was Minnesota State that was able to come away with the 22-18 victory over the University of Mary.
With the win, MSU improves to 7-1 on the season, including a 5-0 NSIC record. With the loss, U-Mary falls to 4-3 on the season, including a 2-3 league record.
Head coach Jim Makovsky earned his 300th career coaching victory with MSU's win and is now the third active coach in NCAA Division II with at least 300 coaching wins.
The first two matches of the dual saw the Marauders jump out to a 9-0 lead. U-Mary's Ryan Stottler scored a pinfall victory over freshman Dylan Butts (197 lbs.) at 4:29, before Gerardo Jaime posted a 6-0 decision victory over junior Logan Linderbaum (285 lbs.).
The Mavericks and Marauders would then exchange a pair of decision victories to bring the dual score to 12-3 in favor of U-Mary. Junior Andrew McFall (125 lbs.) scored a 9-5 decision over Nate Humann, before No. 6 Tate Barnhardt bested senior No. 1 George Farmah (133 lbs.) by the score of 9-2.
Minnesota State would then rally to win the next four matches to take an 18-12 lead. Junior Louie Sanders (141 lbs.) scored an 18-3 tech fall victory, while senior Daniel Close (157 lbs.) posted a 15-6 major decision. Sophomore No. 7 Kyle Rathman (149 lbs.) and junior Logan Saltou (165 lbs.) tallied decision victories by the scores of 6-4 and 6-0 respectively.
In the ninth match of the night, the Marauders were able to knot up the score at 18-18 as #7 Phillip Springsteen scored a pinfall victory over No. 4 Zach Johnston (174 lbs.) at the 3:42 mark.
The final match of the night would favor the Mavericks as freshman Trevor Turriff (184 lbs.) scored a 15-3 major decision won over Lance Jarrett to close out the dual at 22-18 in favor of MSU.
Minnesota State continues its season on Friday as it travels to Augustana. The dual is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
197: Ryan Stottler (UMARY) wins via pinfall at 4:29 vs. Dylan Butts (MSU) | 6-0 UMARY
285: Gerardo Jaime (UMARY) wins a 6-0 decision vs. Logan Linderbaum (MSU) | 9-0 UMARY
125: Andrew McFall (MSU) wins a 9-5 decision vs. Nate Humman (UMARY) | 9-3 UMARY
133: Tate Barnhardt (UMARY) wins a 9-2 decision vs. George Farmah (MSU) | 12-3 UMARY
141: Louie Sanders (MSU) wins via 18-3 tech fall vs. Noah Huff (UMARY) | 12-8 UMARY
149: Kyle Rathman (MSU) wins a 6-4 decision vs. Max Bruss (UMARY) | 12-11 UMARY
157: Daniel Close (MSU) wins a 15-6 major decision vs. Isaac Berger (UMARY) | 15-12 MSU
165: Logan Saltou (MSU) wins a 6-0 decision vs. Austin Eichmann (UMARY) | 18-12 MSU
174: Phillip Springsteen (UMARY) wins via pinfall at 3:42 vs. Zach Johnston (MSU) | 18-18
184: Trevor Turriff (MSU) wins a 15-3 major decision vs. Lance Jarrett (UMARY) | 22-18 MSU