The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team lost its third straight match to a ranked team within a span of eight days as No. 10 Minnesota State-Mankato earned a 25-9 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference home win over the Mustangs Saturday night.
It was Mankato's 23rd straight dual win over SMSU dating back to the 1991-92 season. The Mavericks move to 9-2 overall and 6-0 in the conference, while SMSU falls to 11-5 overall and 1-4 in NSIC action.
SMSU lost the first four matches of Saturday's dual. MSU got an upset win in that stretch as Alphonse Vruno knocked off fifth-ranked Justin Reinsma in a 3-2 decision at 133 pounds. It was just Reinsma's second loss to a Division II wrestler.
Codie Lane got SMSU its first win at 157 pounds, defeating Sawyer Hoffman 4-3. The Mustangs' Jacob Begin then got an upset win for his side when he beat No. 3 Cody Quinn in an 8-3 decision at 165 pounds.
Travis Peralta got SMSU's only other win on the day, defeating Scott Van De Loo in an 8-2 decision at 184 pounds.
SMSU will try to rebounds Friday when the Mustangs face the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D.
MSU-Mankato 25, SMSU 9
125-David Demo (MSU) tech. fall Travis Borchert, 15-0
133-Alphonse Vruno (MSU) dec. Justin Reinsma, 3-2
141-Drew Lexvold (MSU) dec. Devin Terry, 8-6
149-Thomas Allen (MSU) dec. Beau Buysse, 4-2
157-Codie Lane (SMSU) dec. Sawyer Hoffman, 4-3
165-Jacob Begin (SMSU) dec. Cody Quinn, 8-3
174-Brendon Eichmann (MSU) dec. Kyle Begin, 6-5
184-Travis Peralta (SMSU) dec. Scott Van De Loo, 8-2
197-Nate Haynes (MSU) maj. dec. Micah Larson, 12-0
285-Corby Running (MSU) maj. dec. Todd Klemz, 15-2