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Bulldogs scrap past Blue Devils

In its first dual meet of the new year, the Duke wrestling team met a similar fate.

The Citadel (1-2) handed the Blue Devils (0-4) their fourth loss of the season in Charleston, S.C. Monday.

The Bulldogs raced out to an early 9-0 lead after The Citadel's Matt Bullwinkel pinned Duke's Antwone Floyd and Nick Orio defeated junior Danial Shvarstman, 6-2, in the meet's first two matches at the 141-pound and 149-pound weight classes, respectively.

Freshman Addison Nuding countered with a 5-0 decision for the Blue Devils, but then the Bulldogs won five consecutive matches to meet out of reach for Duke. During that span redshirt freshman Aaron Glover suffered a major decision loss at 165 pounds, and junior Rick Lindquist was pinned 4:07 into his match at the 174-pound weight class.

Kellan McKeon collected a win at the 125-pound weight class by forfeit and 133-pound freshman Michael Degli Obizzi won the day's final match by a 7-6 margin.

In Duke's other action during the break, the Blue Devils finished 29th at the Southern Scuffle Dec. 29-30.

The Blue Devils will host N.C. State Jan. 17 in their first home dual meet of the season.

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