Technically, It's A Win
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Release: 12/10/2011
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Anunciation got a 9-3 decision in his first dual match.
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- Jimmy Martinez (125) and Chris Santana (157) both earned tech falls that proved to be the difference as California Baptist University defeated San Francisco State 19-15 in a dual match Saturday night.

The win moves the Lancers to 1-0 on the season. The Gators, who were ranked No. 19 in the NCAA Division II Preseason Poll before falling out this week, drop to 2-1.

The Lancers and Gators actually split the 10 weight classes right down the middle, but the Lancers were boosted by the pair of tech falls, giving them four extra points.

"It's always good to come out with a win," said CBU Head Coach Lennie Zalesky. "We probably wrestled about 80-90 percent of what we have been so far this year. We were a little flat, and I felt like we could have won some matches that we didn't, but we were able to do enough to get the win."

Martinez got a dramatic 17-2 tech fall over Andy Yu, getting a 3-point near fall as time expired for what turned out to be a crucial extra point. Martinez led 8-2 after two periods, scoring nine points in the third for the win and an 8-3 Lancer lead after three matches. Martinez defeated Yu, 6-0, the last time they wrestled at the Menlo Tournament two weeks ago.

Four matches later, Santana had a flurry of takedowns in the third period to complete a 22-7 win over Vicente Aboytes at 6:15. His five-point victory pushed the Lancer lead to 19-6, virtually clinching the Lancers' victory.

After the Gators won the opening match at 197, Zach Merrill (285), Martinez (125) and Alex Anunciation (133) put together three straight wins to give the Lancers an 11-3 lead they wouldn't lose. The margin never shrunk below seven points until the final margin.

"That three-win run was really big for us," said Zalesky. "Those three all wrestled tough and wrestled tough opponents. Jimmy had a tough match with Yu at the Menlo Tournament, so that was a big win tonight."

Daniel Flores broke the Gators' three-match losing skid with a narrow 9-8 decision over Bradford Gerl at 141, but Dylan Cataline got a 4-2 decision over Dylan Phillipy followed by Santana's tech fall.

No. 6-ranked Isaiah Jimenez staved off a couple of late takedown attempts from Bronson Gerl for a slim 8-4 win at 165 to make it 19-9 for the first of three straight wins by the Gators to close out the match, but it was too little too late.

California Baptist (1-0) d. San Francisco State (2-1) 19-15
197-pounds - Andrew Reggi (SFSU) dec. David Dill (CBU), 14-7; SFSU leads 3 0
Heavyweight - Zach Merrill (CBU) dec. Anthony Gonzalez (SFSU) 9-2; Match tied 3 3
125-pounds - Jimmy Martinez (CBU) tech. fall Andy Yu (SFSU), 17-2; CBU leads 8-3
133-pounds - Alex Anunciation (CBU) dec. Julian Perez (SFSU), 9-3; CBU leads 11-3
141-pounds - Daniel Flores (SFSU) dec. Bradford Gerl (CBU), 9-8; CBU leads 11-6
149-pounds - Dylan Cataline (CBU) dec. Dylan Phillipy (SFSU), 4-2; CBU leads 14-6
157-pounds - Chris Santana (CBU) tech. fall Vicente Aboytes (SFSU), 22-7 (6:15); CBU leads 19-6
165-pounds - Isaiah Jimenez (SFSU) dec. Bronson Gerl (CBU), 8-4; CBU leads 19-9
174-pounds - Arman Ostadsharif (SFSU) dec. C.J. Knowland (CBU), 10-6; CBU leads 19-12
184-pounds - Zach Jimenez (SFSU) dec. Kyle Matthews (CBU), 5-3; CBU wins 19-15



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