Oklahoma State lost three of its first four matches Sunday, and then rallied for a 35-10 wrestling victory over Pennsylvania before 1,928 fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The No. 3-ranked Cowboys trailed 10-6 after losing at 125, 141 and 149 pounds. But OSU won the next six matches to win its home-opening dual of the season.
Chris Perry, ranked No. 1 in the country at 174 pounds, won by technical fall over the Quakers' Ian Korb. The Cowboys' Tyler Caldwell, No. 3 at 165, beat Casey Kent by major decision. And No. 2-ranked heavyweight Alan Gelogaev wrapped up OSU's dual win by pinning Kyle Cowan at 5:18.
“It was a good win for us,” OSU coach John Smith said. “Bottom line, if you go out, give the effort and don't just sit around and do nothing, then you're in every match.”
OSU's next dual will be on the road, Dec. 2 at top-ranked Minnesota.
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Oklahoma is in the NCAA Volleyball Championships a school-record fourth consecutive season. And the Sooners' First Round opponent will be Arizona State on Friday in Smith Fieldhouse in Provo, Utah. No. 12-ranked Brigham Young is hosting the First Round and will play New Mexico in its opener. The winners on Friday will play each other Saturday; and then Saturday's victor will advance to Omaha, Neb., for the Central Regional.
OU is 21-10 this season, while Arizona State is 20-13.