NU Notes: Allred Wins Title, Huskers Finish Third at Big Tens
Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Nebraska wrestling team finished third at the 2023 Big Ten Championships with 104.5 team points. Silas Allred highlighted the day, winning the 197-pound Big Ten title. That marks the first Big Ten Champion for NU since Robert Kokesh won in 2015.
The Huskers put five wrestlers in the finals this weekend and clinched seven automatic bids to the NCAA Championships.
The first of five Huskers in the finals, No. 2 Liam Cronin (125) met No. 1 Spencer Lee of Iowa for the second time this season. Cronin scored two escapes, but Lee held the momentum and defeated Cronin by decision, 8-2.
No. 3 Brock Hardy then faced No. 1 Real Woods of Iowa at 141. Woods got an early takedown before Hardy was rewarded a point due to Woods' stalling. Hardy battled, but fell by decision 2-1 to finish second.
At 157, No. 1 Peyton Robb and No. 2 Levi Haines of Penn State were tied, 1-1. Moving on to overtime, Haines recorded a big takedown to win 3-1 in sudden victory.
No. 2 Mikey Labriola added a runner-up finish, falling to No. 1 Carter Starocci (Penn State) in the finals with a 6-1 decision. After two periods, Labriola only trailed by one, but Starocci pulled away in the final two minutes
At 197, No. 2 Silas Allred was crowned Big Ten Champion with a 6-3 decision over Penn State's No. 1 Max Dean. Allred notched a takedown in each period to seal the win and cap off NU's performance in the final session.
At 165, No. 10 Bubba Wilson held on to a 1-0 advantage through the first two periods, but a third-period escape and takedown from No. 6 Maxx Mayfield (Northwestern) gave him the 3-1 win.
No. 7 Lenny Pinto (184) exploded from the whistle, pinning No. 8 Brian Soldano (Rutgers) in 1:09. That marks Pinto's second fall of the meet and sixth of the season.
At 165, Wilson got NU started in the consolation semifinals against Michigan's No. 2 Cameron Amine. Wilson and Amine wrestled to a 1-1 tie after regulation and went into overtime. After still holding the 1-1 score, the duo went into the tiebreak where Amine grabbed the escape point and was awarded another point due to Wilson's locked hands to secure the 3-1 victory.
Pinto then faced Michigan's No. 4 Matt Finesilver at 184. Pinto scored the takedown in Period 1, but it was not enough as Finesilver scored seven points in Period Two to claim the 8-2 victory.
Both Wilson and Pinto went on to wrestle for fifth place.
In Nebraska's opening bout of the session, No. 11 Dayne Morton dropped a tight 4-2 match to No. 11 Tony White (Rutgers) in sudden victory. Morton kept the 2-1 lead throughout the first two periods, but White got an escape to tie it up. With a takedown in sudden victory, White won the ninth-place semifinal.
Up next, NU has two weeks to prep for the 2023 NCAA Championships which are set for March 16-18 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Big Ten Championships
Crisler Arena | Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sessions I - IV
March 4-5, 2023
125: No. 2 Liam Cronin (2-1) 2nd
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinals: No. 2 Cronin (NEB) dec. No. 7 Braxton Brown (MD) 11-7
Semifinals: No. 2 Cronin (NEB) dec. No. 6 Michael DeAugustino (NU) 2-1
Finals: No. 1 Spencer Lee (IOWA) dec. No. 2 Cronin (NEB), 8-2
133: No. 12 Kyle Burwick (0-3) DNP
First Round: No. 5 Dylan Ragusin (MICH) dec. No. 12 Burwick (NEB) 10-4
Cons. First Round: No. 13 Dustin Norris (PUR) dec. No. 12 Burwick (NEB) 3-1
*Ninth-Place Quarterfinal: No. 13 Dustin Norris (PUR) dec. No. 12 Burwick (NEB) 6-2
141: No. 3 Brock Hardy (3-1) 2nd
First Round: No. 3 Hardy (NEB) dec. No. 14 Kal Miller (MD) 6-0
Quarterfinals: No. 3 Hardy (NEB) maj. dec. No. 11 Joseph Zargo (WIS) 12-0
Semifinals: No. 3 Hardy (NEB) dec. No. 2 Beau Bartlett (PSU) 7-3
Finals: No. 1 Real Woods (IOWA) dec. No. 3 Hardy (NEB) 2-1
149: No. 11 Dayne Morton (0-3) 11th
First Round: No. 6 Michael Blockhus (MINN) pinned No. 11 Morton (NEB) (6:40)
Cons. First Round: No. 14 Jaden Reynolds (PUR) dec. No. 11 Morton (NEB) 3-1 SV-1
*Ninth-Place Quarterfinal: Bye
*Ninth-Place Semifinal: No. 10 Tony White (RUT) dec. No. 11 Morton (NEB) 4-2 SV-1
*11th-Place Match: No. 11 Morton (NEB) vs. No. 2 Austin Gomez (WIS) No Contest
157: No. 1 Peyton Robb (2-1) 2nd
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinals: No. 1 Robb (NEB) maj. dec. No. 8 Trevor Chumbley (NU) 12-3
Semifinals: No. 1 Robb (NEB) dec. No. 4 Chase Saldate (MSU) 4-3
Finals: No. 2 Levi Haines (PSU) dec. No. 1 Robb (NEB) 3-1
165: No. 10 Bubba Wilson (1-3) 6th
First Round: No. 7 Caleb Fish (MSU) pinned No. 10 Wilson (NEB) (4:45)
Cons. First Round: Bye
Cons. Second Round: No. 10 Wilson (NEB) dec. No. 9 Andrew Sparks (MINN) 3-2
Cons. Quarterfinals: No. 10 Wilson (NEB) dec. No. 4 Alex Facundo (PSU) 3-2
Cons. Semifinals: No. 2 Cameron Amine (MICH) dec. No. 10 Wilson (NEB) 3-1 TB
Fifth-Place Match: No. 6 Maxx Mayfield (NU) dec. No. 10 Wilson (NEB) 3-1
174: No. 2 Mikey Labriola (1-6) 2nd
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinals: No. 2 Labriola (NEB) dec. No. 7 Nelson Brands (IOWA) 5-2
Semifinals: No. 2 Labriola (NEB) dec. No. 3 Ethan Smith (OSU) 4-3
Finals: No. 1 Carter Starocci (PSU) dec. No. 2 Labriola (NEB) 6-1
184: No. 7 Lenny Pinto (Fall, 1:09) 5th
First Round: No. 7 Pinto (NEB) pinned No. 10 Tyler Dow (WIS) (1:46)
Quarterfinals: No. 2 Kaleb Romero (OSU) dec. No. 7 Pinto (NEB) 4-3
Cons. Second Round: No. 7 Pinto (NEB) dec. No. 9 Dylan Connell (ILL) Injury default
Cons. Quarterfinals: No. 7 Pinto (NEB) dec. No. 6 Layne Malczewski (MSU) MFF
Cons. Semifinals: No. 4 Mitch Finesilver (MICH) dec. No. 7 Pinto (NEB) 8-2
Fifth-Place Match: No. 7 Pinto (NEB) pinned No. 8 Brian Soldano (RUT) (1:09)
197: No. 2 Silas Allred (6-3) 1st
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinals: No. 2 Allred (NEB) dec. No. 7 Gavin Hoffman (OSU) 6-2
Semifinals: No. 2 Allred (NEB) dec. No. 3 Zac Braunagel (ILL) 4-3
Finals: No. 2 Allred (NEB) dec. No. 1 Max Dean (PSU) 6-3
HWT: No. 14 Austin Emerson (0-3) DNP
First Round: No. 3 Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) maj. dec. No. 14 Emerson (NEB) 10-0
Cons. First Round: No. 11 Garrett Joles (MINN) dec. No. 14 Emerson (NEB) 3-1
*Ninth-Place Quarterfinal: No. 11 Garrett Joles (MINN) dec. No. 14 Emerson (NEB) 4-0
Team Score (Points):
1. Penn State (147)
2. Iowa (134.5)
3. Nebraska (104.5)
4. Ohio State (99)
5. Michigan (84.5)
6. Minnesota (79)
7. Northwestern (78.5)
8. Wisconsin (55.5)
9. Purdue (47)
10. Illinois (46.5)
11. Rutgers (32)
12. Indiana (30)
13. Michigan State (28)
14. Maryland (24)
Huskers Wrap Up Desert Mountain Collegiate
Scottsdale, Ariz.- Reed Malleck set two career-bests to lead Nebraska at the Desert Mountain Collegiate on Sunday evening.
Along with a career-best 69 (-3) in the first round, Malleck's finish of 28th beat his previous high of T-34th, which he set at the White Sands Bahamas Invitational (Oct. 30, 2022).
The Huskers finished with a 54-hole score of 903 (291-316-296) to finish in 11th place amongst 16 teams. No. 22 Mississippi State took home the team title, aided by a first-round 283 (-5), the best score by any team in the field throughout the whole tournament.
Will Marshall (Sr., Elburn, Ill.) earned a top 50 placement for the Big Red, finishing with a 54-hole score of 228 (+12), which included a first-round 71 (-1). Marshall has finished inside the top 50 in every tournament this season for NU.
Jeremy Sisson finished in a tie for 46th with a 227 (+11) and Marshall finished tied for 48th, one stroke behind Sisson with a 228 (+12). Both carded up a 73 (+1) in their final rounds.
Evan McDermott (Fr., Spring Lake, Mich.) finished tied for 73rd, while Grant Jabenis (So., Omaha, Neb.) finished tied for 78th.
Nebraska will head back to Arizona for their spring break trip, with an alumni dual at the Quintero Golf Club in Scottsdale March 14-18. Their next stroke play tournament will take place at the Seahawk Intercollegiate in Wilmington, N.C. March 26-27.
1. Mississippi State 283-293-290=866 (+2)
T2. Little Rock 296-285-294=875 (+11)
T2. Michigan 293-286-296=875 (+11)
4. Santa Clara 288-294-297=879 (+15)
5. New Mexico State 292-287-303=882 (+18)
6. Southern California 300-298-286=884 (+20)
7. Miami University (OH) 296-296-295=887 (+23)
8. Lipscomb 288-302-299=889 (+25)
T9. ULM 295-294-307=896 (+32)
T9. Illinois State 298-302-296=896 (+32)
11. Nebraska 291-316-296=903 (+39)
12. Texas El Paso 297-305-304=906 (+42)
13. South Dakota State 300-307-302=909 (+45)
14. Central Michigan 306-312-304=922 (+58)
15. Connecticut 299-316-313=928 (+64)
16. DePaul 303-318-312=933 (+69)
T28. Reed Malleck 69-79-75=223 (+7)
T46. Jeremy Sisson 76-78-73=227 (+11)
T48. Will Marshall 71-84-73=228 (+12)
T73. Evan McDermott 77-75-82=234 (+18)
T78. Grant Jabenis 75-87-75=237 (+21)
Gleason, Mueller Finish as Runners-Up at Pac Coast Championship
La Jolla, Calif. – The Nebraska men's tennis team wrapped up its play at the 134th Pacific Coast Doubles Championship on Sunday afternoon, with the duo of William Gleason and Calvin Mueller finishing as the runners-up in the tournament.
The Huskers entered five players and two doubles pairs, William Gleason and Calvin Mueller, and Roni Hietaranta and Shunya Maruyama. Leo Linquet was partnered with Butler's Michael Karr.
On Sunday, Gleason and Mueller defeated Stanford's Samir Banerjee and Filip Kolasinski, 6-4, 6-3. In the finals, they came up just short, losing to San Diego State's Johannes Seeman and Chikaya Sato, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
Gleason and Mueller went 3-0 on the first day of play. In the round of 128, they defeated Leonardo Bravo and William Kellogg, 4-0, 4-1. In the round of 64, they defeated Ball State's Vincent Orlando and Nathaniel Webster, 4-1, 4-1. Gleason and Mueller defeated USC's Lodewijk Weststrate and Samuel Rubell, 0-4, 4-1, [7-0] to advance to the round of 16.
On day two, Gleason and Mueller stormed through the round of 16 and quarterfinals to advance, defeating UC Davis's Constantinos Djakouris and Sam De Vries, 6-2, 6-4, and Boston College's Max Motlagh and Juan Jose Bianchi, 6-3, 6-4.
Hietaranta and Maruyama performed well out of the gate, picking up a 4-0, 4-0, win over Mitchel Heckmann and Jonathan Ross in the round of 128. The duo continued to advance after a, 4-2, 4-2, win over Joseph Corse and Eita Ishikawa. In the round of 32 they came up just short, falling to USC's Bradley Frye and Makk Peter, 2-4, 4-1, [7-5]. Hietaranta and Maruyama finished the tournament with a 2-1 record.
Pepperdine's Maximilian Wuelfing and Eric Hadigian defeated Linquet in the round of 128 on Thursday night, 4-5 (4), 5-3, [7-3]. Linquet and Karr fell in the consolation round of 64 to Ball State's Petar Petrovic and Abraham Wojtalik, 4-1, 5-3.
The Huskers return to action on Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. CT when they host Omaha at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center in Lincoln, Neb.
Full tournament results:
Round of 128:
Maximilian Wuelfing/Eric Hadigan (Pepperdine) def. Leo Linquet (NEB)/Michael Karr (Butler) 4-5 (4), 5-3, [7-3]
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Leonardo Bravo/William Kellogg 4-1, 4-0
Roni Hietaranta/Shunya Maruyama (NEB) def. Mitchell Heckmann/Jonathan Ross 4-0, 4-0
Round of 64:
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Orlando Vincent/Nathaniel Webster (Ball State) 4-1, 4-1
Roni Hietaranta/Shunya Maruyama (NEB) def. Joseph Corse/Eita Ishikawa 4-2, 4-2
Consolation Round of 64:
Petar Petrovic/Abraham Wojtalik (Ball State) def. Leo Linquet (NEB)/Michael Karr (Butler) 4-1, 5-3
Round of 32:
Bradley Frye/Makk Peter (USC) def. Roni Hietaranta/Shunya Maruyama (NEB) 2-4, 4-1, [7-5]
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Lodewijk Weststrate/Samuel Rubell (USC) 0-4, 4-1, [7-0]
Round of 16:
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Constantinos Djakouris/Sam De Vries (UC Davis) 6-2, 6-4
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Max Motlagh/Juan Jose Bianchi (Boston College) 6-3, 6-4
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Samir Banerjee/Filip Kolasinski (Stanford) 6-4, 6-3.
Johannes Seeman/Chikaya Sato (San Diego State) def. William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) 7-6 (3), 6-3
Huskers End Season with Third Tournament Title
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska bowling team led day three of match play at the Big Red Invite with an overall record of 6-6 to claim the tournament title, marking the team's third tournament title this season. The tournament featured seven of the top 25 collegiate bowling teams in the country, as the Huskers finished with a total pinfall of 12,801 and the highest team per game average of 217.0. The Huskers end their 2023 regular season 80-37.
The Huskers brought the heat in the first round of best-of-seven baker with a sweep against the Upper Iowa Peacocks, who were the 10th seed of the tournament. Nebraska won all four games, each with scores above 200 (235-144), (217-194), (222-215) and (245-199).
The Big Red then faced No. 4 Arkansas State who received the No. 2 seed of the tournament. The Red Wolves pushed Nebraska with a triple win (209-199), (210-195), and (235-207). Nebraska was able to steal a win in game four (237-219) before Arkansas State sealed game five with a win (214-210). The Huskers remained in the top spot based on team per game averages for all three days of the tournament.
Five Huskers finished in the top 25 individual standings. Senior Crystal Elliott lead the Huskers in second with a total pinfall of 1,153 and an average of 230.60. Senior Kendyl Hofmeister followed Elliott in 11th with 1,102. Freshman Jillian Martin sat at 13th with 1,097 and Anna Callan in 19th with 1,066. Junior Kayla Verstraete rounded out the team in 22nd with a total pinfall of 1,057.
Nebraska awaits the announcements of the 2023 NCAA Bowling Regional Championships on Wed., March 29th, during the NCAA bowling selection show.
Big Red Invitational Final Standings:
1. No. 3 Nebraska
2. No. 4 Arkansas State
3. No. 13 Newman
4. No. 7 Youngstown State
5. No. 20 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
6. No. 21 Lincoln Memorial
8. No. 17 University of Central Missouri
10. Upper Iowa
Huskers Sweep Trio of Spring Matches
Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska soccer team kicked off spring play on Sunday, sweeping three matches against South Dakota and Iowa State.
Game 1: South Dakota
The Huskers started with Sami Hauk in the goal, along with Sarah Weber, Eleanor Dale, Florence Belzile, Abbey Schwarz, Reagan Raabe, Gwen Lane, Lauryn Anglim, Haley Peterson, Nicola Hauk and Jordan Zade.
Nebraska took game one against the Coyotes 1-0 on a Belzile goal at the 14 minute mark. She was assisted by Zade.
Dale and Belzile recorded back-to-back shots in the 18th minute, with Belzile finding the net, but it was called back with an off-sides call.
True freshmen Ella Rudney and Kayma Carpenter made their debuts as Huskers in the first game, with Rudney pitching in a pair of shots.
Game 2: Iowa State
Nebraska's starting lineup remained the same, aside from Sadie Waite starting for Peterson.
Nebraska took game two, scoring first on a Raabe goal at 13'. Dale added a goal at 42' off a Peterson assist as Nebraska opened up a 2-0 lead.
Mira Emma of Iowa State got the Cyclones on the board at 45' with an assist from Jocelyn Bice, but the Huskers were able to close out the 2-1 victory.
Weber had a pair of shots on target that were saved by the keeper.
Reese Borer played her first minutes as a Husker, while true freshmen Rudney and Carpenter found the field again.
Game 3: South Dakota
Nebraska started Cece Villa as keeper in game three and added Briley Hill, Emma Prososki, Carpenter and Marissa Popoola as starters.
The Huskers got on the board with a Hill header at 17'. Dale added her second goal of the day at 38' to put NU up 2-0. She was assisted by Weber.
The Huskers return to action Sunday, April 8 against Kansas. The game will be played at Barbara Hibner Stadium
Nebraska 1, South Dakota 0 (First Game):
14' Goal: #10 Florence Belzile; Assist: #37 Jordan Zade
Nebraska 2, Iowa State 1:
13' Goal: #7 Reagan Raabe
42' Goal #9 Eleanor Dale; Assist: #2 Haley Peterson
45' Goal #2 Mira Emma; Assist #27 Jocelyn Bice
Nebraska 2, South Dakota 0 (Second Game)
17' Goal: #74 Briley Hill
38' Goal: #9 Eleanor Dale; Assist: #42 Sarah Weber