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Stanford 23, CSU Bakersfield 14

csublogoSTANFORD, Calif. -– CSUB’s trio of nationally ranked wrestlers earned wins Friday, but Pac-10 foe Stanford claimed victory in the other seven bouts as the Roadrunners fell 23-14 Friday.

Senior Mitch Monteiro, ranked as high as No. 12 nationally, won by forfeit to open the dual. Stanford’s Ryan Magno edged Frank Lomas 7-6 at 125 pounds and Justin Paulsen earned a 15-3 major decision over Justin Durham at 133 pounds to give the Cardinal a 7-6 lead.

No. 12 ranked Elijah Nacita put the Roadrunners back up 11-7 with a 15-0 technical fall over Bret Baumbach at 141 pounds, but Stanford with the next five bouts to take a 24-11 team lead.

Riley Orozco, ranked as high as No. 20, closed the night out with an 8-3 decision over Richard Kessler. The win keeps Orozco perfect in dual action this season, moving to 8-0 in head-to-head competition.

The Roadrunners return to the Icardo Center Saturday for a 7 p.m. start against Pac-10 member UC Davis. The senior trio of Daniel Montanez, Mitch Monteiro and Andrew Stramler will be honored prior to the match.

Stanford 23, CSU Bakersfield 14
285 – Mitch Monteiro (CSUB) won by forfeit
125 – Ryan Mango (STAN) dec. Frank Lomas (CSUB), 7-6
133 – Justin Paulsen (STAN) major dec. Justin Durham (CSUB), 15-3
141 – Elijah Nacita (CSUB) tech. fall Bret Baumbach (STAN), 15-0
149 – Tyler Parker (STAN) dec. John Cardenas (CSUB), 9-5
157 – Mike Kent (STAN) dec. Andrew Balch (CSUB), 2-1
165 – Nick Amuchastegui (STAN) major dec. Joey Granata (CSUB), 12-2
174 – Jake Johnson (STAN) dec. Trevor Hall (CSUB), 8-6
184 – Zack Giesen (STAN) dec. Mike Larson (CSUB), 4-2
197 – Riley Orozco (CSUB) dec. Richard Kessler (STAN), 8-3

Courtesy of CSU Bakersfield Sports Information

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