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    Indiana beats Purdue

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Put a point on the board for the Hoosiers in the Crimson and Gold Cup Standings after the wrestling team's 22-17 victory over Purdue. Indiana split the 10 bouts, five wins apiece, but a pair of Hoosier pins proved to be the difference.

    The No. 13 Hoosiers improve to 15-3 overall and 4-3 in Big Ten action with the win at Lawrence North High School. Indiana completes a weekend sweep after a 22-13 besting of Michigan at home on Friday night.

    Indiana began the dual in an 8-0 hole following losses in the first two opening matches at 174 and 184 pounds.

    Redshirt sophmore Matt Powless, ranked 15th nationally, lit the scoreboard first for IU, picking an exciting 4-1 over No. 13 Logan Brown. Powless defeated Brown in last year's dual against Purdue as well, clinching the Indiana team victory a year ago.

    Second-ranked and undefeated heavyweight Nate Everhart then pushed IU ahead 9-8 by sticking Adam Walls in the first period (2:27) and having his hand raised for the 31st time this season.

    Next up was the 125-lbs. bout which showcased Indiana's other wrestler yet to suffer a loss, Angel Escobedo. The Griffith, Ind., native put a hurting on Lawrence North alum Cashe Quiroga. Escobedo posted a 19-5 major decision over No. 17 Quiroga, narrowly missing out on the tech fall. He also brought the IU-heavy crowd to their feet in the closing seconds as he hit a throw that sent Quiroga straight to his back. Quiroga was saved by the bell, however, as time expired in the match before Escobedo could secure the fall.

    A decision for the Boilermakers at 133-lbs. closed the gap to just two points at 13-11. That is when redshirt freshman Danny Monaco came up big for his Hoosiers. Monaco topped Bill Putman, 7-1, for a decision that extended the IU lead to 16-11.

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    That lead didn't stand for long though as Purdue seized the next two bouts to regain an edge at 17-16 heading into the final match of the day.

    Indiana's Paul Young (No. 12) left little doubt toa the outcome right from the get-go, posting takedown after takedown in the opening period. He then finished off Jason Martin in the second stanza, recording his team-leading 13th pin of the year.

    Results:
    174 lbs.- #6 Luke Manuel (PU) tech falls Nick Avery (IU), 22-7 (Team Score: 0-5)
    184 lbs.- Nick Corpe (PU) dec. over Eric Cameron (IU), 3-2 (0-8)
    197 lbs.- #15 Matt Powless (IU) dec. over #13 Logan Brown (PU), 4-1 (3-8)
    285 lbs.- #2 Nate Everhart (IU) pins Adam Walls (PU), 2:27 (9-8)
    125 lbs.- #1 Angel Escobedo (IU) maj. dec. over #17 Cashe Quiroga (PU), 19-5 (13-8)
    133 lbs.- Akif Eren (PU) dec. over Matt Ortega (IU), 6-2 (13-11)
    141 lbs.- Danny Monaco (IU) dec. over Bill Putman (PU), 7-1 (16-11)
    149 lbs.- Nick Bertucci (PU) dec. over Matt Coughlin (IU), 3-0 (16-14)
    157 lbs.- Colton Salazar (PU) dec. over #6 Kurt Kinser (IU), 3-1 (SV) (16-17)
    165 lbs.- #12 Paul Young (IU) pins Jason Martin (PU), 4:34 (22-17)

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