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MSU Wrestlers Fall to Oklahoma State
 
 
 

 

 
 

Feb. 20, 1998

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The No. 12 Michigan State wrestling team lost to the No. 1 Oklahoma State Cowboys, 24-10, Friday night at Jenison Wrestling Arena. MSU slips to 8-9 on the season, while Oklahoma State improves to 19-0 and extends their winning streak to 44 dual meets.

Senior captain David Morgan, No. 1 at 118 pounds, defeated No. 3 Teague Moore by a score of 10-5 to give the Spartans a 3-0 lead, and No. 6 Pat McNamara increased the Michigan State advantage to 7-0 with a 13-2 major decision over Jeff Ragan. OSU then won the next six matches to grab a 21-7 lead and take control of the match. MSU got a 7-5 win from Nick Muzashvili at 190 to close the gap to 21-10, but the Cowboys No. 12 Ben Lee won a 2-1 overtime tiebreaker over Matt Lamb to make the final 24-10.

The Spartans host their final home dual meet of the season Sunday, taking on the Indian Hoosiers at 1 p.m.

Running Score                                                     MSU   OSU
118 - No. 1 David Morgan (MSU) dec. No. 3 Teague Moore (OSU) 10-5   3   0
126 - No. 6 Pat McNamara (MSU) maj. dec. Jeff Ragan (OSU)    13-2   7   0
134 - No. 6 Jamill Kelly (OSU) dec. Issac Miller (MSU)        7-3   7   3
142 - No. 1 Steven Schmidt (OSU) maj. dec. Nick Curry (MSU)  14-3   7   7
150 - No. 8 Jimmy Arias (OSU) dec. David Hughes (MSU)         3-1   7   10
158 - No. 2 Hardell Moore (OSU) maj. dec. Greg DeGrand (MSU) 20-7   7   14
167 - No.2 Mark Smith (OSU) dec. Will Hill (MSU)             11-4   7   17
177 - Mark Munoz (OSU) maj. dec. James Brimm (MSU)           17-5   7   21
190 - Nick Muzashvili (MSU) dec. Pat Popolizio (OSU)          7-5  10   21
275 - No. 12 Ben Lee (OSU) dec. Matt Lamb (MSU)               2-1  10   24

                     Final Score                                   10   24
                                 
Records: Michigan State 8-9
Oklahoma State 19-0

Attendance: 789
Official: George Coon

 

 

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