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Feb. 1, 1998

Michigan State Wrestlers Fall to Illinois

Morgan Still Undefeated

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The No. 8 Michigan State wrestling team hosted it’s first home dual meet in nearly a month Sunday, dropping a 22-13 decision to conference foe No. 8 Illinois at Jenison Fieldhouse. The loss evens MSU’s record at 5-5 overall, 2-3 in the Big Ten, while the Fighting Illini improve to 8-2, 2-2.

Senior captain David Morgan remained undefeated, improving to 29-0 with a 12-2 major decision over Illinois’ Steve Doerrer, and giving Michigan State a 4-0 lead. Illinois then won the next four matches, two in overtime, to take a 13-4 lead into intermission following the 150 lb. match.

Junior Greg DeGrand cut the Illinois lead to 13-10 after 158, pinning Illinois’ Bell Zeman at 1:54, and sophomore Will Hill evened the score at 13 with a 9-3 win at 167. Illinois took the final three matches of the dual to make the final score 22-13.

Michigan State will head to Montrose High School Sunday evening to take on Eastern Michigan at 7 p.m., and host the rival Michigan Wolverines at Jenison Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Running Score                                                         MSU  UI
118 lbs. - No. 1 David Morgan (MSU) maj. dec. Steve Doerrer (UI) 12-2  4    0
126 lbs. - No. 6 Carl Perry (UI) dec. No. 8 Pat McNamara (MSU) 6-4 OT  4    3
134 lbs. - Tony Siebert (UI) dec. No. 18 Issac Miller (MSU) 3-1 OT     4    6
142 lbs. - No. 9 Adam Tirapelle (UI) dec. Nick Curry (MSU) 3-2         4    9
150 lbs. - No. 2 Eric Siebert (UI) maj. dec. David Hughes (MSU) 15-5   4   13
158 lbs. - Greg DeGrand (MSU) pinned Bill Zeman (UI) 1:54             10   13
167 lbs. - No. 10 Will Hill (MSU) dec. Ben King (UI) 9-3              13   13
177 lbs. - No. 5 Jevon Herman (UI) dec. James Brimm (MSU) 11-4        13   16    
190 lbs. - No. 18 Pat Quirk (UI) dec. Nick Muzashvili (MSU) 10-3      13   19 
275 lbs. - No. 5 Karl Roesler (UI) dec. Matt Lamb (MSU) 8-2           13   22   
Final Score: MSU 13, IU 22
Official:   Rick Shifter
Attendance: 527
Records:
Michigan State  5-5, 2-3 Big Ten   
Illinois 8-2, 2-2 Big Ten

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