The Gophers wrestling team obtained bonus-point victories from all three senior captains Sunday in a 26-22 victory at Maryland.
All five Gophers victories were for bonus points, with Ethan Lizak (at 125 pounds) and Mitch McKee (133) winning by technical fall to start the afternoon. Then it was the seniors’ turn: Jake Short pinned Kyle Cochran at 157 pounds, Nick Wanzek earned his ninth major decision of the season at 165, and Chris Pfarr earned his first pin of the season, taking down Josh Ugalde at 177.
Despite having to forfeit at 184, the Gophers held on from there for their second victory in a row.
Softball sweeps in Vegas
MaKenna Partain and Dani Wagner each hit two-run homers in a six-run seventh inning, and the No. 16 Gophers softball team rallied at the end for a 7-3 victory over Creighton, giving the Gophers a five-game sweep of their season-opening SportCo Kick Off Classic in Las Vegas.
Sophomore Amber Fiser (3-0) gave up two earned runs while striking out 10 for the Gophers. Jordyn Sturgeon’s sixth-inning homer gave the Bluejays the lead, but Partain then put the Gophers ahead in the top of the seventh with her one-out shot.
U perfect on weekend
The host Gophers women’s tennis team swept Drake 7-0, improving to 7-1 on the season and 3-0 on the weekend.