SOU vs. Providence

Hours after dropping out of the NAIA Top 20 poll, the Southern Oregon men’s wrestling team responded by taking down its third top-10 opponent of the season Thursday night at Bob Riehm Arena.

The Raiders’ latest victim was No. 9 Providence (Mont.), which they defeated for the first time in five years by a score of 21-15 thanks to 197-pounder Andrew Herrera’s late upset. Herrera, who fell out of the national rankings Thursday from the No. 24 spot, stepped on the mat with SOU leading 15-12 and Providence’s second-ranked KC Buday looming in the heavyweight matchup. He and No. 15 Liam Swanson ended the third period tied 2-2, but Herrera took him down for the upset 45 seconds into the extra session to clinch the win.

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Photo by Al Case, Ashland Daily Photo.


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