Augustana tops Saint John’s (Minn.)
Vikings win first five bouts to take fourth consecutive dual
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- No. 5 Augustana (S.D.) (Division II) won one match by fall and two more by major decision to hand Saint John's (Minn.) (Division III) a 23-13 loss Saturday night.
Augustana moves to 7-1, while SJU, ranked ninth, falls to 6-5.
The Vikings earned wins in the opening five bouts.
Cody Lensing pinned Brian Waldron in 4:53 at 125 pounds to open the dual, and Jason Jeremiason followed with a 3-0 win by decision against Chad Henle at 133 pounds.
Chism Fink (141) and Nate Herda (149) then each logged wins by major decision over Alex Peck and Ochirbat BayanJargal, respectively, to push the Augustana advantage to 17-0.
The Johnnies picked up their first win of the evening at 157 pounds when Brandon Seppelt topped Marcus Edgington 3-1.
At 165 pounds, SJU's Nicholas Schuler blanked Parker Swanson 8-0 for a win by major decision.
Carl Serck answered with a victory for the Vikings, defeating Mathew Pfarr 6-4 at 174 pounds.
Jayd Docken moved the Viking lead to 23-7 by besting Mitchell Hagen 5-2 at 184 pounds.
Sean Derry (197) and Mike Roberts (285) fell in the final two bouts for the Vikings.