@GWUWrestling Falls, 33-10, Saturday To 19th-Ranked South Dakota State In Non-Conference Dual

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Tim Cowie Photo | GWUPhotos.com

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Gardner-Webb picked up three individual wins in its nightcap Saturday on the road, but fell by a 33-10 margin to No. 19 South Dakota State in a non-conference match.

It was the second dual against a top-20 squad in the past five days for the Runnin' Bulldogs (5-6), who fell behind early as the Jackrabbits picked up a decision at 125 pounds – and got a pin by Seth Gross at 133 pounds. Gross entered the week ranked No. 2 nationally.

Another pin at 141 pounds pushed South Dakota State's edge to 15-0 and a 7-2 decision by Alex Kocer over Chris Vassar at 149 pounds gave SDSU an 18-0 margin.

Ryan Mosley picked up his second win of the day at 157 pounds, out-working Logan Peterson for a 4-2 decision to get the 'Dogs on the board. A pin at 165 pounds set up a matchup between Austin Trott at No. 15 David Kocer – with Kocer slipping to a win with a 1-0 decision.

Gardner-Webb picked up wins in two of the final three weights, with 184-pounder Hunter Gamble picking up a 10-8 (SV-1) decision over Martin Mueller – and Boyce Cornwell wrapping up the day's action with an 8-0 major decision over Alex Macki at 285 pounds.

The Runnin' Bulldogs will be back in action for a two-match home swing next week, hosting Duke on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm in Paul Porter Arena. The match will stream live on The Big South Network (bigsouthsports.com).

125: Ben Gillette (SDSU) dec. Landon LoAlbo (GWU); 11-7 – 0-3
133: #2 Seth Gross (SDSU) pinned Philip Anderson (GWU); (1:40) – 0-9
141: Isaac Andrade (SDSU) pinned Ryan Hull (GWU); (4:46) – 0-15
149: #20 Alex Kocer (SDSU) dec. Chris Vassar (GWU); 7-2 – 0-18
157: Ryan Mosley (GWU) dec. Logan Peterson (SDSU); 4-2 – 3-18
165: Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) pinned Tyler Marinelli (GWU); (3:39) – 3-24
174: #15 David Kocer (SDSU) dec. Austin Trott (GWU); 1-0 – 3-27
184: Hunter Gamble (GWU) dec. Martin Mueller (SDSU); 10-8 (SV-1) – 6-27
197: #7 Nate Rotert (SDSU) pinned Payton Mills (GWU); (2:45) – 6-33
285: Boyce Cornwell (GWU) major dec. Alex Macki (SDSU); 8-0 – 10-33

TEAM RECORDS: South Dakota State (10-3); Gardner-Webb (5-6)