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Storm fall to 18th-ranked Augustana

Zach Johnston
Zach Johnston

PELLA, Iowa — DeVaughn Scott pinned his opponent at 197 pounds, 141-pounder Zach Johnston beat a ranked foe and the Simpson wrestling team earned four wins on the night but it wasn't enough in a 27-17 loss to No. 18 Augustana on Thursday night.

Scott tallied his team-leading fifth pin of the season, putting Andrew Gonzalez to the mat in 1:21. The junior improved to 6-3 on the year with the result.

Gioffredi wrestled for the first time since Nov. 7, tallying a 17-2 tech fall over Josh Diehl at 133 pounds to remain undefeated at 3-0. 

Zach Johnston (141) and RJ Brown (165) earned the other two wins for the Storm (0-4). Johnston beat Brendan Gould 6-0 and Brown beat Nick Torres by the same score.

Johnston's opponent, Gould, appeared on the most recent National Rankings as a contender (11th-18th). Johnston falls in the honorable mention category (19th-26th).

125 — Travis Pulse (AUG) pins Jacob Irwin, 2:22
133 — John Gioffredi (SiM) tech. fall Josh Diehl, 17-2 (4:25)
141 — Zach Johnston (SIM) dec. Brendan Gould, 6-0
149 — Dale Charlier (AUG) dec. Blake Bauer, 6-4 (OT)
157 — Neil O'Shaughnessy (AUG) dec. Dalton Kenig, 11-7
165 — RJ Brown (SIM) dec. Nick Torres, 6-0
174 — Trace Timmons (AUG) pins Kobey Bosworth, 4:53
184 — #2 Christos Giatras (AUG) dec. Noah Robinson, 9-2
197 — DeVaughn Scott (SIM) pins Andrew Gonzalez, 1:21
285 — #1 Adarios Jones (AUG) pins Sam Mathis, 5:49

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