U wrestlers thrash Badgers, tie for second in Big Ten

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: 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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