NEB WRES: No. 7 Huskers Take Down No. 9 Wolfpack, 22-10

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Courtesy: UNL Media Relations

Raleigh, N.C. – The No. 7 Nebraska wrestling team (6-0) won seven matches against No. 9 NC State en route to a 22-10 win at Reynolds Coliseum on Friday night.

No. 8 Tim Lambert (125) recorded the lone bonus-point win of the night for the Huskers with his 11-3 major decision over Tommy Cox in the opening bout. NU and NC State were tied 7-7 after splitting the first four matches, but the Huskers won five of the last six to pick up their second win over a ranked opponent this season.

In the second match, All-American Eric Montoya, the No. 4-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds, won an 11-5 decision over Sean Fausz. Two ranked Wolfpack wrestlers won at 141 and 149 pounds, but fifth-ranked Tyler Berger (157) put the Big Red back in front with a 6-5 decision over Thomas Bullard.

At 165 pounds, Justin Arthur defeated Brian Hamann, 9-3. NC State’s Nick Reenan won a narrow decision at 174 pounds, but the Huskers diffused the rally by winning each of the last three matches.

Two-time All-American TJ Dudley (184) downed 18th-ranked Michael Macchiavello, 4-2, and No. 8 Aaron Studebaker (197) defeated 16th-ranked Malik McDonald, 8-3. In the final bout of the night, No. 17 Collin Jensen (HWT) held off Michael Boykin in a 5-4 decision.

The Huskers continue their road trip when they face North Carolina at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday at noon (CT). The dual will be streamed live on WatchESPN as part of ACC Network Extra.

#7 Nebraska 22, #9 NC State 10
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Reynolds Coliseum (Raleigh, N.C.)

125: #8 Tim Lambert (NEB) major dec. Tommy Cox (NCST), 11-3 (NEB 4, NCST 0)
133: #4 Eric Montoya (NEB) dec. Sean Fausz (NCST), 11-5 (NEB 7, NCST 0)
141: #5 Kevin Jack (NCST) major dec. #11 Colton McCrystal (NEB), 8-0 (NEB 7, NCST 4)
149: #14 Sam Speno (NCST) dec. Collin Purinton (NEB), 6-5 (NEB 7, NCST 7)
157: #5 Tyler Berger (NEB) dec. Thomas Bullard (NCST), 6-5 (NEB 10, NCST 7)
165: Justin Arthur (NEB) dec. Brian Hamann (NCST), 9-3 (NEB 13, NCST 7)
174: Nick Reenan (NCST) dec. #20 Micah Barnes (NEB), 3-2 (NEB 13, NCST 10)
184: #3 TJ Dudley (NEB) dec. #18 Michael Macchiavello (NCST), 4-2 (NEB 16, NCST 10)
197: #8 Aaron Studebaker (NEB) dec. #16 Malik McDonald (NCST), 8-3 (NEB 19, NCST 10)
HWT: #17 Collin Jensen (NEB) dec. Michael Boykin (NCST), 5-4 (NEB 22, NCST 10)