No. 5 St. Cloud State sets record with 48th consecutive dual-match win
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Fifth-ranked St. Cloud State (1-0, 0-0 NSIC) set a NCAA Division II record for most consecutive dual-match victories thanks to a 38-0 win against visiting St. John's (Minn.) (0-1, 0-0 MIAC) on Thursday at Halenbeck Hall.
The victory was SCSU's 48th consecutive dual-match victory, which breaks the old record of 47 dual-match wins set by Pittsburgh-Johnstown from 1993 to '96. The current SCSU streak started with a 38-3 win against Minnesota State-Moorhead on Feb. 4, 2011. Since that win, the Huskies have posted two consecutive 21-0 seasons in 2012-13 and 2011-12 and three consecutive runner-up finishes at the NCAA Division II championships in 2011, '12 and '13.
The Huskies set the tempo early in the match against SJU as freshman Tanner Johnshoy charted a pin at 3:43 against St. John's John Wells at 125 pounds. The points continued to roll in with a major decision victory by second-ranked Andy Pokorny at 133 pounds. Pokorny posted a 15-1 win against SJU's Mike Pleski to give SCSU a 10-0 lead.
To ice the decision, SCSU's Clayton Jennissen posted a 6-2 win at 184 pounds and senior captain Chris Brassell rolled to a 4-1 win at 197 pounds against SJU's Ryan Michaels. The evening was concluded at 285 pounds as SCSU's Austin Goergen collected another six points with a pin against SJU's John Scepaniak at 6:22.
No. 2 Central Oklahoma 28, No. 7 Ouchita Baptist 17
EDMOND, Okla. -- Garrett Henshaw and Cody Dauphin scored falls in the final two weights to cap a Central Oklahoma comeback that propelled the Bronchos past Ouachita Baptist 28-17 on Thursday night at Hamilton Field House.
The Tigers won the first three matches in jumping out to a 13-0 lead before UCO roared back to win six of the final seven bouts, getting falls in three of those.
OBU led 17-16 going into the 197-pound match, but Henshaw's fall just 12 seconds ahead of the second-period buzzer put the Bronchos on top 22-17 and Dauphin sealed the deal with a first-period pin in his season debut.
UCO improved to 2-0 on the season with its 12th consecutive victory dating back to last season while stretching its home winning streak to 17 in a row.