Second-ranked Augsburg falls to Division II Augustana (S.D.) 26-9
MINNEAPOLIS -- Augsburg scored three match victories in a 26-9 dual meet loss to NCAA Division II Augustana (S.D.) on Friday night at Si Melby Hall.
Augsburg, the No. 2 team in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national rankings, fell to 5-4 with the dual loss, while Augustana improved to 9-4 on the season.
Rashad Kennedy opened the team scoring for the Auggies, posting an exciting 3-1 overtime victory against Augustana's Shawn Hatlestad.
Also claiming an individual victory for the Auggies was Tommy Teigen, who posted a 2-0 victory against Jeff Nielsen.
In the only meeting of ranked wrestlers, Augsburg's Matt Hechsel, ranked No. 2 nationally at 197, suffered a hard fought 3-0 loss to Jayd Docken, who was ranked No. 4 and had only one loss on the season.
Augsburg won the final bout of the evening as No. 1 heavyweight Chad Johnson posted at 7-2 decision against Michael Lowman.