EAST LANSING, Mich. - The 24th-ranked Purdue wrestling team lost a 20-13 contest at Big Ten rival Michigan State University on Sunday, dropping to 10-9 overall and 1-5 in conference duals on the season. The Boilermakers saw victories from No. 17 freshman Cashé Quiroga, junior Colton Salazar, sixth-ranked junior Luke Manuel and No. 11 junior Logan Brown in the bout, with Quiroga posting his team-best eighth major decision of the season. Quiroga posted his second straight victory at 125 pounds to open the match, rolling up six takedowns en route to a 14-4 major decision victory. However, the Spartans came storming back over the next three matches led by fourth-ranked defending national champion Franklin Gomez at 133 pounds. Gomez tallied a 16-1 technical fall over Purdue sophomore Matt Fields, and Michigan State freshman Dan Osterman followed with an 8-5 upset win over 20th-ranked Purdue junior Juan Archuleta at 141 pounds. No. 12 Spartan sophomore David Cheza completed the run at 149 pounds, posting an 8-2 decision over Boilermaker senior Nick Bertucci, giving Michigan State an 11-4 advantage in the team score. Salazar halted the run at 157 pounds, scoring an early takedown and building up over two minutes of riding time en route to a 4-3 win over Spartan junior Anthony Jones. The win improved Salazar to 25-10 on the season and 4-2 in conference duals, and cut Michigan State's lead to 11-7 at the intermission. The Spartans pushed their lead back to seven after the break as senior Kyle Bounds used a pair of first period takedowns to outlast Boilermaker senior Jason Martin at 165 pounds. The advantage was returned to four points at 174 pounds in a raucous match between sixth-ranked Purdue junior Luke Manuel and Spartan sophomore Ian Hinton. The bout got very physical early as Hinton tacked on just the sixth and seventh takedowns of the season surrendered by Manuel en route to a 4-2 lead, but then gave away another point as he was penalized for spitting on the mat, making it 4-3 at the end of the first. Manuel escaped quickly to tie the match in the second period, and Hinton was called for stalling in the waning seconds of the frame after consistently backing up for the first five minutes. The Spartans chose a neutral start to the third, holding 1:19 in riding time, but the continued retreat resulted in a second stalling call and another penalty point, making it 5-4 in Manuel's fare. Manuel finished the bout in regulation, stuffing a Hinton shot and working behind for two and the win, displeasing the booing Michigan State fan base. Another thriller followed at 184 pounds between Purdue senior Nick Corpe and Michigan State sophomore Curran Jacobs, which held tight through regulation and was forced into overtime before a victor was decided. Most of the scoring came in the second period as Corpe escaped and then hit a takedown for a 3-0 lead, but it was quickly erased as Jacobs escaped and scored a takedown of his own. Corpe escaped to make it 4-3 at the end of the second and Jacobs evened the mark at 4-4 at the start of the third, leaving it tied after seven minutes. A flurry of failed shots both ways kicked off the extra period, but it was Jacobs who would score the final takedown and finish the match with a 6-4 sudden victory. Purdue junior Logan Brown defended his No. 11 national ranking at 197 pounds, fending off Michigan State sophomore Tyler Dickenson, 4-2. Brown took Dickenson town in the first period and stacked up over three minutes of riding time en route to the win. He improves to 28-8 on the season and 4-2 in conference action with the victory, is now just four wins away from the Boilermakers' all-time top-20 in career victories. The match closed with a narrow decision at 285 pounds as Spartan senior Alan O'Donnell claimed a 1-0 victory over Purdue freshman Adam Walls. The only point was an escape to start the final period, while Walls hit the only shot of the bout, snagging a single leg, but was unable to finish. The Michigan State team win snapped a two-match slide to the Boilermakers as they improved to 8-5-1 overall and 2-3 in conference. Purdue returns to action next Sunday, facing archrival Indiana University in Indianapolis at Lawrence North High School, with a Crimson and Gold Cup point on the line. Michigan State 20, #24 Purdue 13 125: Cashé Quiroga (PU) def. Brenan Lyon (MSU), MD 14-4 (4-0) 133: #4 Franklin Gomez (MSU) def. Matt Fields (PU), TF 16-1 (4-5) 141: Dan Osterman (MSU) def. Juan Archuleta (PU), D 8-5 (4-8) 149: #12 David Cheza (MSU) def. Nick Bertucci (PU), D 8-2 (4-11) 157: Colton Salazar (PU) def. Anthony Jones (MSU), D 4-3 (7-11) 165: Kyle Bounds (MSU) def. Jason Martin (PU), D 6-3 (7-14) 174: #6 Luke Manuel (PU) def. Ian Hinton (MSU), D 7-5 (10-14) 184: Curran Jacobs (MSU) def. Nick Corpe (PU), SV 6-4 (10-17) 197: #11 Logan Brown (PU) def. Tyler Dickenson (MSU), D 4-2 (13-17) 285: Alan O'Donnell (MSU) def. Adam Walls (PU), D 1-0(13-20)Digg | Del.icio.us | Reddit | Newsvine | Email | Print



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