|Posted January 19, 2011|
Close decisions determine Pack's fate vs. Mesa State
ThunderWolves win three of 10, fall 25-12 to Mavericks.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Jan. 19, 2011) - After a strong start Wednesday that saw the Pack win three of the night's first four matches, a stumble down the stretch, especially in low-scoring decisions, helped Mesa State bury CSU-Pueblo 25-12.
The dual loss in the Pack's home opener drops CSU-Pueblo to 2-5 in duals this season and 0-2 in RMAC duals.
After Lyle Evans (Sr., Grantsville, Utah) claimed a 5-2 decision at the hands of Clay Flot at 125 pounds and Ryan Kirby (RFr., Byers, Colo.) suffered a pin, Saul Guerrero (Jr., Fort Lupton, Colo.) helped CSU-Pueblo get vengeance by manhandling his opponent, Bery Tack, and get a pin at the 2:04 mark. The fall helped the ThunderWolves grab a 9-6 lead.
Jacob Snider (Fr., Parker, Colo.) made the ThunderWolf advantage 12-6 after claiming an 8-3 win over Pat Lehnan, but from there, CSU-Pueblo's fortunes dried up.
The Pack lost the final six matches of the night, five by decisions, and Pack wrestlers didn't score more than two points in any of them.
The loss, the third straight at the hands of Mesa State, leaves the ThunderWolves ready to take another crack at it Friday, when ninth-ranked Western State comes to Massari Arena for another RMAC dual.