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Lights ground the Eagles on the mat

Fast start propels Northern to a Cascade dual win over Embry-Riddle


February 5, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Landon Bailey, top, holds down an Embry-Riddle opponent during their 133-pound match Saturday night in the Armory Gymnasium. Bailey won the match, helping the Lights defeat the 14th-ranked Eagles 21-19.

One of the things Montana State University-Northern head coach Tyson Thivierge wants to see from his Lights' wrestling team as they hit the final stretch of their season is being aggressive and scoring points early in matches. The other, is making sure his Lights finish matches when they have leads.

In the first three matches of the No. 12 Lights home dual with No. 14 Embry-Riddle University Saturday night in the Armory Gymnasium, the Lights accomplished those goals.

In the first of two final home duals this season, the Lights jumped out to a 12-0 lead on the Eagles, which, by dual's end,...

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