NIC ROUNDUP: Cardinals pin down win in final bout
COEUR d’ALENE — Sophomore Cohle Feliciano saved his best for last on Friday.
And as it happens, it was just what the Cardinals needed as well.
Feliciano pinned Montana State-Northern’s Rylan Moldenhauder in 3 minutes, 30 seconds in the bout at 285-pounds, sending the Cardinals to a 21-20 win over the Lights at Christianson Gymnasium in the season opener for both programs.
“It was just a competitive match,” NIC coach Mike Sebaaly said. “Cohle just went out and did his job.”
Montana State-Northern is ranked 18th in the NAIA preseason poll.
“We’re wrestling guys that are a little more experienced, and put a lot of guys out there that were wrestling their first college match,” Sebaaly said. “We just need to continue getting better and progress toward the end of the year.”
NIC returns to action on Nov. 7 at Northern Colorado, facing NJCAA Northwest Kansas Tech, NAIA Doane and Division I Northern Colorado and Utah Valley in Greeley, Colo.
125 — Jett Strickenberger, NIC, md. Kaleb Frank, 15-4. 133 — Brant Porter, NIC, d. Nick Kunz, 9-8. 141 — Martin Wilkie, MSUN, d. Sam Silveria, 7-1. 149 — Kana’i Tapia, NIC, tf. Georgino Moraga, 21-6. 157 — Connor Harris, MSUN, p. Weston Presser, 5:01. 165 — Chase Short, MSUN, d. Ledger Petracek, 7-5. 174 — NaKoda Siegel, MSUN, d. Jake Stiles, 4-3. 184 — Navarro Nanpuya, NIC, d. Carl Hansen, 5-0. 197 — Isaac Bartel, MSUN, tf. Devin Winston, 19-4. 285 — Cohle Feliciano, NIC, p. Rylan Moldenhauer, 3:30.
North Idaho d.
CC of Spokane
COEUR d'ALENE — The Cardinals improved to 9-13, 5-8 in Northwest Athletic Conference play with a 25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 25-21 win over the Sasquatch at Christianson Gymnasium.
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NIC is scheduled to play at Walla Walla on Wednesday. The Warriors had to forfeit Friday's match at Yakima Valley due to COVID-19 protocols.
Spokane is 14-7, 9-3.