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December 18, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Vikings win three weight classes against Loras

In the final pre-Christmas match of the 2009-10 season, Augustana dropped a 28-9 decision to Loras in non-conference wrestling action on Friday, December 18 in the Carver PE Center. Three Vikings managed to post individual weight class victories for head coach Eric Juergens’ team.

After Loras took a 6-0 because of a forfeit at 125, freshman Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) defeated Brendan Murphy at 133 pounds by a score of 7-2. That was followed by Alberto Quiros’ (Morton HS, Berwyn, Ill.) 4-2 overtime victory against Matt Holmes at 141 pounds. Quiros’ win tied the team score at 6-6 but Loras won the next four weight classes to take an 18-6 lead heading into the 184 pound bout.

Junior Matt Nykaza (Brother Rice HS, Oak Lawn, Ill.) beat Matt Dickman 9-3 at 184 to narrow the gap to 18-9 but Loras closed out the match with a pin at 197 and a major decision at 285 to account for the final score.

COLLEGE WRESTLING
Loras 28, Augustana 9
Friday, December 18, 2009
Carver PE Center ** Augustana College  ** Rock Island, Illinois

125 – Pat Pfantz (L) won by forfeit
133 – Steve Poffenberger (A) beat Brendan Murphy (L) 7-2
141 – Alberto Quiros (A) beat Matt Holmes (L) 4-2 in overtime
149 – Chris Gansen (L) beat Tyler Hernandez (A) 11-6
157 – Matt Gansen (L) beat Zac Holland (A) 8-6
165 – Tiegen Podliska (L) beat Alex Vavra (A) 8-4
174 – Kile Beaver (L) beat Matt Burns (A) 8-4
184 – Matt Nykaza (A) beat Matt Dickman (L) 9-3
197 – Josh Kirkland (L) pinned Hunter Feraco (A) @ 4:19
285 – Jeremy Klein (L) beat Pat Kilroy (A) 10-1