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St. Cloud State earns 10th consecutive win

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- St. Cloud State (17-1, 6-0 NSIC) recorded its 10th consecutive victory with a 27-12 win against visiting No. 17 Augustana (11-5, 4-2 NSIC).

Both teams battled to start the dual meet as victories were split in the lower weight classes. St. Cloud State opened the night with its first victory at 133-pounds as the Huskies' Zach Stewart won by tech fall against Augustana's Morgan Engbrecht. The Vikings battled back to take the 141 match-up as Augustana's Jeremiah Peterson scored an 8-7 win against Matt Nelson.

The Huskies were able to clinch the next four consecutive to secure a 21-6 lead with just three remaining matches. Jay Hildreth scored a 4-2 win against Augustana's Shawn Hatlestad at 149-pounds. Clint Poster earned a 9-0 major decision win against Bradyn Neises at 157-pounds. Gabe Fogarty claimed a pin at 5:39 against Augustana's Tim Weber, and Clayton Jennissen scored a 6-0 win against Drake Fanslau.

The Vikings won by decision at both 184-pounds and 197-pounds before St. Cloud State's Austin Goergen finished off the night with a pin at 4:48 against Michael Lowman. 

No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney 35, Central Missouri 8

KEARNEY, Neb. -- Nebraska-Kearney used five majors and two falls to roll past Central Missouri 35-8 Friday night at the Health & Sports Center.

UNK improves to 14-3 (5-0) while the Mules fall to 6-6 (2-4).

Prior to the dual, the 2013 national championship banner was unveiled in the West rafters of the H & S Center.

The Lopers got on the board when top-ranked Daniel DeShazer, already ahead 5-0, recorded a first-period fall at 133 pounds. Senior Brock Coutu then shut out Eric Mateo 8-0. Mateo came in with a solid 22-6 mark; this was Coutu's 13th win of the season.

Nationally ranked Chase White and Patrick Martinez had the next two majors for UNK. White recorded five takedowns to score 14 points with Martinez having seven in a 16-6 win.

The four point wins kept coming as Seward senior Mark Fiala had 2:33 of riding time and five takedowns to win 13-5 at 184 lbs. with top-ranked Romero Cotton building up three minutes of riding time to post a 16-5 victory at 197 pounds.