Feb. 2, 2004
CEDAR FALLS, IA – Hawkeye senior Luke Eustice defeated Michigan freshman Mark Moos, 9-8, in the first match of the 38th annual NWCA All-Star Dual in Cedar Falls Monday night. Eustice, who is now 2-0 against Moos after winning a 13-3 major decision in Ann Arbor on Jan. 23, improves to 19-1 overall and 18-1 in collegiate competition at 125 pounds.
Eustice scored two takedowns in the first period, but an escape by Moos as well as a reversal and two nearfall points at the buzzer made the score 5-4 in Moos’ favor. Moos chose down to start the second period and quickly escaped to take a 6-4 lead. Eustice tied the match at 6-6 with a takedown halfway through the period, but Moos escaped to take a 7-6 lead. Eustice chose neutral to start the third period, scoring a takedown with 1:05 left to take an 8-7 lead. Moos escaped to tie the score at 8-8, but Eustice’s riding time earned him the 9-8 win.
Eustice and the Iowa Hawkeyes are idle the rest of this week, resuming competition with a Big Ten road trip to Wisconsin (Feb. 13) and Minnesota (Feb. 15).