BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - CSUB defeated San Francisco State 37-0 in college wrestling action Dec. 12 in the Icardo Center.  The Roadrunners' victory was the 34th in a row in the series against the Gators since San Francisco State won the first two duals in the all-time series in 1973 and 1974.  CSUB now leads the series 34-2.

"I expected our guys to come out and wrestle strong, and that is exactly what they did," said Roadrunners' Head Coach Mike Mendoza.  "San Francisco State is a tough team as they are ranked in the top 20 in Division II, but we were able to come out and perform the way I thought we were capable of."

The dual began at heavyweight where David Morgan posted a 6-2 decision over Anthony Gonzalez.  The lightweight were up next where Frank Lomas defeated Pierre Bondoc at 125 pounds.  Jose Mendoza shutout Brian Tharp 6-0 at 133.

In a match that featured the Gators' lone nationally ranked wrestler, CSUB's Elijah Nacita charted a 3-0 decision over Naveed Bagheri at 141 pounds.  John Cardena took home a 6-2 victory over Dylan Phillipy at 149 before Andrew Balch earned the first major decision of the day for the Roadrunners, 16-5, against Nick Escalera in their 157-pound bout.

Trevor Hall recorded his second pin of the year, sticking Isaiah Jimenez 2:44 into the 165-pound match.  Joey Granata defeated Gene Choi 10-0 at 174.  Granata earned the riding time bonus point by keeping Choi on the mat for 4:01 of the seven minute contest.

Troy Goodban earned an 11-2 major decision over Zach Jimenez at 184 before Riley Orozco concluded the meet with a 4-4 victory over Andrew Reggi in their 197-pound contest.  CSUB earned the bonus point for riding time in all nine of the matches which went to a decision.

The Roadrunners return to the mats Dec. 19 at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev.

CSUB  37, San Francisco State 0
285     David Morgan (CSUB) def. Anthony Gonzalez, 6-2
125    Frank Lomas (CSUB) def. Pierre Bondoc, 9-2
133    Jose Mendoza (CSUB) def. Brian Tharp, 6-0
141    Elijah Nacita (CSUB) def. Naveed Bagheri, 3-0
149    John Cardenas (CSUB) def. Dylan Phillipy, 6-2
157    Andrew Balch (CSUB) def. Nick Escalera, 16-5
165    Trevor Hall (CSUB) pinned Isaiah Jimenez, @2:44
174    Joey Granata (CSUB) def. Gene Choi, 10-0
184    Troy Goodban (CSUB) def. Zach Jimenez, 11-2
197    Riley Orozco (CSUB) def. Andrew Reggi, 14-4
       

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