Coleman Scott was not happy.
The second home contest for North Carolina’s wrestling team did not go as planned Saturday, as the No. 22 Tar Heels (1-2) fell to No. 6 Nebraska (6-0), 30-6, in a match that was never in doubt.
“You lose five matches, with a deciding takedown in the third period, 0-5," said Scott, a second-year coach. "Tough times call for tough people, and we have zero tough people."
Tim Lambert got things started for the Cornhuskers in the 125-pound weight group, as he pinned sophomore James Szymanski for UNC. Nebraska rolled from there, with No. 4 Eric Montoya winning 14-2 in the 133-pound group against redshirt sophomore Tyrone Klump.
In the 141-pound group, No. 9 Joey Ward got an individual win over No.11 Colton McCrystal of Nebraska. In the 174-pound group, No. 8 Ethan Ramos fought through a tough first round against No. 20 Micah Barnes before blowing ahead in the last two rounds to improve to 3-0 on the year in dual competition.