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Augsburg Athletics | January 24, 2014

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.

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