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In a battle between two nationally ranked teams, No. 3 Luther posted an 18-17 come-from-behind victory over No. 25 Cornell College.
The Norse trailed the Rams until the final match, when No 3 ranked Jayden DeVilbiss posted a 14-4 major decision over Aburough Abegesha to secure the one-point victory.
Cornell jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but wins by No. 7 Evan Obert (133) and Dakota Gray (141) pulled the Norse to within four points (6-10) after five bouts . Following a major decision by the Rams No. 9 Trevor Engle, Luther posted four consecutive wins, that included three major decisions to secure the victory. Blake Letney (157) and No. 5 Garrett Bonte (165) both posted major decisions to level the score 14-14. The Rams Brett Hamm defeated Eric Moreno 4-2 in overtime, setting up the last match heroics by DeVilbiss.
The win gives Luther a dual meet record of 2-1, while Cornell is now 5-2.
The Norse will return to action following finals next week when they will host the Gator "Boots" Duals in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Dec. 21.
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