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Meet 8: MSU-Moorhead Dual - January 22, 6:30pm
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MSU-Moorhead Dual Meet Recap

Cobbers Can't Overcome Strength of MSU-Moorhead, Fall 38-3. 
MOORHEAD-- Concordia fell behind 9-0 to cross-town rival at the start of their dual match, and was never able to recover as they fell 38-3 to the Dragons.

The loss snaps a four-match winning streak for the Cobbers and drops their dual-match record to 4-2 for the season. MSU-Moorhead raises their mark to 4-1 for the 2004-05 campaign. The victory is the 19th straight for the Dragons over the Cobbers  

MSU-Moorhead was staked to an early lead as they claimed a forfeit victory at the match-starting weight of 174. Brandon Grunchow then scored an 11-5 decision over Concordia's Luke Reuss (So., Benson, Minn.) at 184. Dennis Kline (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) provided the only points for the Cobbers when he pulled away from Eric Roseen and won 12-5 at 194. That brought the team score to 9-3, the closest it would be for the rest of the match. 

Chris Tuchscherer pinned Matt Gastecki (Fr., Wadena, Minn.) at heavyweight, and then Dave Burgaard scored a major decision at 125. Wes Graff (So., Mankato, Minn.) dropped a 9-3 decision at 133 before Thane Taylor (Fr., St. Cloud, Minn.) was the victim of a technical fall at 141. That brought the score to 27-3, and after Dustin Weege (Fr., Buffalo, Minn.) lost a major decision, MSU-Moorhead held a decisive 31-3 edge. 

In the most anticipated match of the night, Concordia's Lee Rahrlien (Jr., Graceville, Minn.), winner of nine of his past 10 matches, lost to the Dragons' Josh Jansen at 157. Rahrlien fell behind early, giving up six points in the first period, and then tired at the end of the match. Jansen's major decision victory is the second straight over Rahrlien. Jansen posted a 12-4 victory at the St. Cloud State Invitational.

The final match of the evening was the most competitive. Concordia's David Ahmed (So., Conrad, Mont.) fell behind 3-1 in the first period to Rocky Stavn before he rallied in the third period and almost came away with the win. 

The Cobbers will continue their trek towards the NCAA Great Lakes Region Meet when they compete in the Elmhurst (Ill.) tournament on January 29 at 9:00am.


MSU-Moorhead Dual Meet Results

Dual Meet Results
Concordia College 3 - MSU-Moorhead 38
174 - Eric Hageman (MSUM) wins by forfeit                       0-6
184 - Brandon Gruchow (MSUM) dec. Luke Reuss (CC); 11-5         0-9
197 - Dennis Kline (CC) dec. Eric Roseen (MSUM); 12-5           3-9
HWT - Chris Tuchscherer (MSUM) pinned Matt Gasteski (CC); 1:05  3-15
125 - Dave Burgaard (MSUM) maj. dec. Smokey McBride (CC); 13-4  3-19
133 - Scott Ahlf (MSUM) dec. Wes Graff (CC); 9-3                3-22
141 - Ben Keen (MSUM) tech. fall Thane Taylor (CC); 6:00        3-27
149 - Shane Walton (CC) maj. dec. Dustin Weege (CC); 0-8        3-31
157 - Josh Jansen (MSUM) maj. dec. Lee Rahrlien (CC); 12-3      3-35 
165 - Rocky Stavn (MSUM) dec. David Ahmed (CC); 3-2             3-38 
                                                    Total: MSUM 38-3

Individual Match Recaps:

174 pound match-up
MSUM Wins Forfeit

184 pound match-up
Luke Ruess CC, Brandon Gruchow MSUM
1st Period: CC 1, MSUM 1
2nd Period: CC 2, MSUM 4 
3rd Period: CC 5, MSUM 11
Grunchow near fall in the third to put the Dragons up 9-0

197 pound match-up
Dennis Kline CC, Eric Roseen MSUM
1st Period: CC 2, MSUM 2
2nd Period: CC 7, MSUM 3 
3rd Period: CC 12, MSUM 5
Kline scores five points in both second and third period to bring Cobbers to within six after three matches 

HWT match-up
Matt Gastecki CC, Chris Tuchscherer MSU
1st Period: CC 2, MSUM 2
2nd Period: CC 7, MSUM 3 
3rd Period: CC 12, MSUM 5
Tuchscherer pinned Gastecki at 1:05 of the first period to give Dragons 15-3 lead

125 Pound match-up
Smokey McBride CC, Dave Burgaard MSUM
1st Period: CC 1, MSUM 4
2nd Period: CC 1, MSUM 6 
3rd Period: CC 4, MSUM 13
Burgaard claims major decision and pushes Dragon lead to 19-3

133 Pound match-up
Wes Graff CC, Scott Ahlf MSUM
1st Period: CC 2, MSUM 1
2nd Period: CC 2, MSUM 4 
3rd Period: CC 3, MSUM 9
Ahlf has takedown in second period to turn the match and give MSU-M 22-3 lead 

141 Pound match-up
Thane Taylor CC, Ben Keen MSUM
1st Period: CC 0, MSUM 5
2nd Period: CC 1, MSUM 9 
Keen scores technical fall with quick takedowns and near falls, gives Dragons 27-3 lead

149 Pound match-up
Dustin Weege CC, Shane Walton MSUM 
1st Period: CC 0, MSUM 2
2nd Period: CC 0, MSUM 4 
3rd Period: CC 0, MSUM 8
Walton shuts out Weege to win major decision and push lead to 31-3

157 Pound match-up
Lee Rahrlien CC, Josh Jansen MSUM
1st Period: CC 2, MSUM 6
2nd Period: CC 2, MSUM 7 
3rd Period: CC 3, MSUM 12
Jansen uses third period take down and riding time to claim major decision and staked the Dragons to 35-3 lead with one match remaining. Loss for Rahrlien is only his second in last 11 matches.

165 Pound match-up
David Ahmed CC, Rocky Stavn MSUM 
1st Period: CC 1, MSUM 3
2nd Period: CC 1, MSUM 3 
3rd Period: CC 2, MSUM 3
First period takedown helps Stavn win closest match of dual. Closes out win at 38-3. 

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