Missouri wrestling falls to No. 10 Illinois in season opener

Friday, November 12, 2010 | 10:06 p.m. CST; updated 5:02 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 14, 2010

The No. 11 Missouri Tigers wrestling team lost to the No. 10 Illinois Fighting Illini on Friday night, falling behind 12-3 at one point before losing 18-13.

True freshman Alan Walters got the Tigers started off well with a 8-3 win over Logan Arlis in the 125-pound weight class.

After the opening win, the Tigers lost the 133, 141, 149 and 157-pound weight classes to fall behind 12-3 in the match.

Junior Dorian Henderson got the only bonus points of the match for Missouri, taking down Tony Dallago four times to take a 13-5 decision.

Missouri will be back in action Saturday when they compete in the Central Missouri University Open in Warrensburg. Matches start at 9 a.m.

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