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Wrestling falls in home dual with UW-Parkside

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MEQUON, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Wrestling team fell behind early and while the Falcons were able to get close, they couldn't complete the comeback against UW-Parkside Wednesday night. The Rangers, a Division II school, held on for the 28-18 win in a dual against the Falcons.

THE BASICS
- Final Score: UW-Parkside 28, Concordia Wisconsin 18
- Location: R. John Buuck Field House (Mequon, Wis.)
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 1-1; UW-Parkside 0-1

HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rangers picked up 16 points in the first three matches as the meet started at 125 pounds. UW-Parkside won the opening weight with a pin, followed by a forfeit and a major decision.

- The Falcons gained a win at 149 pounds as sophomore Miguel Betancourt (El Paso, Texas) gained a 5-4 decision. UW-Parkside would take the next weight class, a major decision at 157 pounds.

- CUW fought its way back with wins in the next three weight classes, earning 15 points. It started with a 12-8 decision for Eric Martinson (Milwaukee, Wis.) at 165 pounds.

- Senior Mason Mergener (Crivitz, Wis.) picked up the only pin for the Falcons Wednesday, recording the fall in 2:39 at 174 pounds. Junior Mitchell Slaton (Granger, Ind.) then won by forfeit to make the score 20-18, still in favor of the Rangers.

- UW-Parkside would put the match away with major decision victories at 197 and 285 pounds, respectively.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- The Falcons are back at home Thursday night with a dual meet against Lakeland. Action is set to start at 7 p.m.

Concordia Wisconsin vs. UW-Parkside
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
R. John Buuck Field House

UW-Parkside 28, Concordia Wisconsin 18
125: Ronzel Darling (UWP) won by fall over Matthew Saldana (CUW), 3:31
133: Airk Furseth (UWP) won by forfeit
141: Christian Robertson (UWP) won by major decision over Josh Curcio (CUW), 14-3
149: Miguel Betancourt (CUW) won by decision over Cody Walrath (UWP), 5-4
157: Brett Scoles (UWP) won by major decision over Eli Were (CUW), 14-4
165: Eric Martinson (CUW) won by decision over Ben Hakes (UWP), 12-8
174: Mason Mergener (CUW) won by fall over Job Ayala (UWP), 2:39
184: Mitchell Slatton (CUW) won by forfeit
197: James Lehman (UWP) won by major decision over Mason Baumgartner (CUW), 14-3
285: Matt Halverson (UWP) won by major decision over John Hinson (CUW), 14-0

Starting Weight Class: 125
Attendance: 76
Official: Steve Skarda
Time: 1:06