By Dalton Ries, GoThunderWolves.com Insider
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Jan. 22, 2013) - The tenth-ranked Colorado Mesa Mavericks handed the Thunderwolves a hard-fought 24-14 defeat Wednesday night at Massari Arena.
"His (Hillhouse) performance was a little sluggish. He knows that," Pack head coach Dax Charles said. "He should have had a pin in the third period. But he is still getting used to the 125-pound weight class."
Colorado Mesa quickly showed why they are in the top ten nationally and countered with back-to-back pins and a 7-2 decision in the next three matches to take a commanding 15-4 lead.
That victory was quickly followed by the match of the night as Hall pulled off an upset over junior Zak Slotten. In a sudden victory match, Hall edged Slotten 4-3 in the second sudden victory round to bring the Thunderwolves within seven points, 18-11
Unfortunately the comeback was not meant to be as the Mavericks won the following two matches to put the dual out of reach for the Thunderwolves. Niko Bogojevic (So., Superior, Wisc.) ended the night with a rousing sudden victory, claiming a 3-1 decision.