Vikings wrestle win from Duhawks
Fri, Jan. 6, 2012 - [Wrestling]

Augustana 24, Loras 15


The Loras College wrestling team was in Rock Island, Illinois on Thursday night to grapple with the Augustana Vikings in their first competition of 2012.


The Duhawks were off to a fast start with a dominant 17-0 win by Pat Pfantz at 125-pounds over Thomas Browne. Matt Holmes followed with a 9-5 decision over Steve Poffenberger to give the visitors an early 8-0 lead.


Augustana countered with five straight wins from 141-pounds to 174-pounds. Four of those five wins were decisions.


Josh Kirkland halted the Vikings efforts in the 184-pound match. His second period pin of Seth Whan earned the Duhawks their final team points of the night.


The final two matches included a closely contested 197-pound match. Hunter Feraco of Augustana won 4-3 over Ryan Ward before Kyle Henry was pinned in the final match of the night at heavyweight.


Next up for the Duhawks is a Saturday trip to Knox College for their Chuck Porter Duals.