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DIII: Wabash rolls to victory

Wabash's Brett Thumm

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. -- Eighth-ranked Wabash scored wins in eight out of 10 matches for a 45-6 home victory against Mount Saint Joseph on Thursday night.

The Little Giants picked up four pins, starting with No. 1-ranked Riley Lefever at 184 pounds. Lefever stuck Tyler Ray at the 2:05 of their match for his 27th victory of the year. Brett Thumm battled for nearly three periods on his way to a pin against Nathan Islamovsky at 197 pounds.

After Wabash received a pair of forfeits for Tommy Poynter at 125 pounds and Robbie Carter at 133 pounds -- with Mount Saint Joseph wins on either side -- the Little Giants closed out the match. Nick Bova scored a pin 54 seconds into his 149-pound bout, followed by a pin by fourth-ranked Reece Lefever at 157 pounds.

Ethan Farmer began the night with an 8-4 victory at 174 pounds facing Nick Manning. Josh Sampson, ranked eighth at 165, received the final forfeit of the evening.

No. 1 Wartburg 23, No. 7 Augsburg 9

WAVERLY, Iowa -- Top-ranked Wartburg (16-0) defeated No. 7 Augsburg (5-5) 23-9 on Thursday in the annual Battle of the Burgs.

Wartburg's second-ranked Gilberto Camacho earned his 10th victory of the season and repeated his win against No. 4 MIke Fueffinger from last year's annual meeting with a 5-2 decision at 125 pounds.

Wartburg's second-ranked Ryan Fank's winning streak was halted at 26 as No. 1 Chad Johnson repeated his victory from last year's battle with a 5-4 decision at 285 pounds.

Wartburg has an overall winning streak to 52, which dates to the 2011-12 season.

No. 10 Mount Union 36, Ohio Northern 9

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Tenth-ranked Mount Union scored a 36-9 win against Ohio Northern in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual Thursday.

The Purple Raiders moved to 10-4 overall and remain in first place in the OAC at 2-0 while Ohio Northern fell to 9-6 overall and 1-2 in the OAC.

Mount Union won seven of nine contested matches and was highlighted by pins from Jeremy Border at 133 pounds and Joe Schindel at 165 pounds while Brent Kirk scored a technical fall at 184 pounds.