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    No. 13 Nebraska Tops No. 19 NU to Open Big Ten Season

    Nov. 17, 2013

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    LINCOLN, Neb. --  No. 13 Nebraska won the first three matches against No. 19 Northwestern Sunday and never trailed the rest of the contest, defeating the Wildcats 25-16 Sunday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

    In the Cornhuskers (1-0, B1G 1-0) season opener and Big Ten opener for both schools, the Wildcats fell to 4-1, B1G 0-1.

    Going against No. 4 Jake Sueflohn at 149 lbs., No. 9 Jason Tsirtis got the Wildcats their first individual win of the contest. Tsirtsis got NU on the board 9-3 with a 3-2 decision over Sueflohn.

    No. 11 Pierce Harger earned Northwestern bonus points with a  8-0 major decision in his individual bout against the Cornhuskers No. 20 Austin Wilson at 165 lbs.

    Nebraska won at 174 lbs. and 184 lbs. to take a 25-7 lead before Northwestern closed out the contest winning at 197 lbs. and in the heavyweight bout.

    At 197 lbs., Alex Polizzi recorded a 4-2 decision against Caleb Kolb. No. 2 Mike McMullan closed out the contest by pinning Nyle Bartling after just 2:58. 

    NU returns to the mat Sunday, Nov. 24, traveling to Philadelphia, Pa. for the Keystone Classic. 

    Official Results
    125: #16 Tim Lambert (NEB) by dec. over Garrison White (NU), 8-6 (2OT) (NEB 3, NU 0)
    133: Colton McCrystal (NEB) by dec. over Dominick Malone (NU), 7-6 (OT) (NEB 6, NU 0)
    141: Anthony Abidin (NEB) by dec. over Pat Greco (NU), 7-2  (NEB 9, NU 0)
    149: #9 Jason Tsirtsis (NU) by dec. over #4 Jake Sueflohn (NEB), 3-2 (NEB 9, NU 3)
    157: #4 James Green (NEB) by major dec. over Ben Sullivan (NU), 19-10 (NEB 13, NU 3)
    165: #11 Pierce Harger (NU) by major dec. over #20 Austin Wilson (NEB), 8-0 (NEB 13, NU 7)
    174: #4 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by forfeit (NEB 19, NU 7)
    184: TJ Dudley (NEB) by pin over Jacob Berkowitz (NU), 3:42 (NEB 25, NU 7)
    197: Alex Polizzi (NU) by dec. over Caleb Kolb (NEB), 4-2 (NEB 25, NU 10)
    HWT: #2 Mike McMullan (NU) by pin over Nyle Bartling (NEB), 2:58 (NEB 25, NU 16)


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