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Beavers grapplers lose to Jimmies

Renewing their budding rivalry, the Minot State women’s wrestling team picked up three wins on the mat but lost the dual against host Jamestown on Monday night.

The two teams have now met five times in the brief history of the second-year Beaver program, including twice this season with the two teams splitting their head-to-head duals this year as Minot State won the last meeting 30-14.

A trio of forfeits by the Beavers (3-2 duals) gave the host Jimmies (3-2) their 15-point advantage in the dual as the teams split the matches contested on the mats.

Julia Petryna led the way for Minot State as she earned a 10-0 technical fall victory at 116 pounds over Jamestown’s Destiny Walsh, then she added a win by pin over Jenna Gerhardt in 3 minutes, 47 seconds in an extra match which did not go toward the dual team scoring.

Ari Korish added a win by injury default in her 123-pound bout, putting Minot State on top 9-5 at the time in the dual.

After a pair of wins put Jamestown on top 14-9 in the dual, the Beavers got a win by pin from Haleigh Lematta at 143 pounds in 3:30, tying the dual score at 14-14 before two forfeits and a win by pin helped the Jimmies claim the team victory.

The dual is the start of a busy week of competition for the Beavers who next head to Sioux Falls for a first-ever meeting with the first-year Cougars on Thursday before returning to Jamestown on Saturday for the Jamestown Open tournament.

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