U wrestlers thrash Badgers, tie for second in Big Ten
- Article by: NEWS SERVICES
- February 10, 2013 - 9:07 PM
The fourth-ranked Gophers closed out their Big Ten wrestling season Sunday by winning nine of 10 bouts in a 34-5 dual-meet victory over No. 18 Wisconsin in Madison.
The victory left the Gophers tied for second in the Big Ten with Penn State, both at 7-1. Iowa clinched the league title Sunday.
The Gophers' victories Sunday included a fall by David Thorn at 125 pounds, a major decision at 149 by Dylan Ness and one forfeit. The Badgers got a major decision from fifth-ranked Tyler Graff over Corey Hodowanic at 133.
The Gophers are off until Feb. 22-23, when they are hosts of the National Duals at Williams Arena.U gets softball win
The Gophers softball team scored its first victory of the season and split two games at the Sportco Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas. After falling 16-8 to Louisville, the Gophers (1-3) defeated host UNLV 4-0. Sara Moulton pitched a three-hitter, striking out seven.
Paige Palkovich had an RBI triple and Erica Meyer went 2-for-4 for the Gophers.
The Gophers got home runs from Bree Blanchette, Kaitlyn Richardson and Brandi McGregor in the first game, but lost after Louisville broke open a 6-6 game with nine unanswered runs.Gophers women lose in tennis
The Gophers women's tennis team lost 6-1 at Oklahoma. Aria Lambert claimed the lone Gophers victory, 7-6, 6-2 over Abbi Melrose at No. 5 singles.
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