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IU sweeps Hoosier Duals, Powless improves to 10-0

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RESULT:
The IU wrestling team won all three rounds of the Hoosier Duals with a combined score of 80-34.

THE ACTION:
The Hoosiers continued to go undefeated this season as they took down SIUE 27-15, Campbell 31-7 and Northern Illinois 22-12.

Redshirt freshman Taylor Walsh at 149 pounds, sophomore Ryan LeBlanc at 174 pounds, senior Matt Powless at 197 pounds and the tandem of sophomore Mitchell Richey and senior Matt Ortega at 141 pounds all went undefeated for the day.

Walsh secured the most team points for the Hoosiers, as he earned a fall, major decision and decision for a total of 13 points. Richey and Ortega combined for 13 team points.

This was the first meet of the season for Richey as he returned from an early-season ankle injury.

Powless maintained his undefeated winning streak of 10-0 for the season as he picked up two decisions and a major decision.

KEY PLAY:
Walsh pinned Northern Illinois’ Tyler Argue in 1:09.

QUOTE OF NOTE:
“Our inexperience showed a little bit,” IU Coach Duane Goldman said. “We made some mistakes in our wrestling, but we overcame that in some individual efforts and showed some heart.”

NOTABLE NUMBER:
Four — The number of weight classes in which IU went undefeated.

UP NEXT:
The Hoosiers will travel to Las Vegas to wrestle in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 2 and 3.

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