Stanford Drops San Francisco State, 30-9

Nov. 22, 2005

San Francisco, Calif. - Stanford improved to 1-1 on the season tonight with a 30-9 victory over San Francisco State at the Main Gym.

'I'm very happy to have our first dual win of the season,' noted head coach Kerry McCoy. 'It was a rocky start, but we came back and got the win. Some people were nervous, but we're making improvements each week and we continue to get better.'

Junior Ian Bork got the night started with a 10-7 decision over Richard Escobar at 197 pounds, but the Gators came right back with a win at heavyweight. Sophomore Tanner Gardner earned a win by forfeit at 125, but San Francisco State countered at 133 with an 8-3 decision to pull within three.

At 141, true freshman Tyler Parker held on to take a 6-4 decision, and at 157, Juston Joshnson took a win by medical forfeit over the defending Division II NCAA Champion Pacifico Garcia, after a collision broke Garcia's nose.

Senior Ray Blake clinched the Stanford victory with a tech fall at 165 pounds, out-scoring the Gators' Will Simmons 17-2 in just under seven minutes. Blake went down 2-0 to start the match, but immediately earned a reversal and went on to earn his 12th win of the year.

At 174, redshirt freshman Luke Feist won his first collegiate dual match with an 8-0 major decision over Justin Switzer, while senior Larry Ozowara led the team with four takedowns as he earned a 10-6 victory over Danny Dahl to give the Cardinal a 30-9 victory.

Stanford will be back on the mats next week at the Las Vegas Invitational.

Stanford 30, San Francisco State 9
(match started at 197 pounds)
125 - Tanner Gardner (Stanford) win by forfeit [9-3]
133 - Virgil Lockett (SFSU) dec. Eric Minnick (Stanford), 8-3 [9-6]
141 - Tyler Parker (Stanford) dec. Eric Fitzpatrick (SFSU), 6-4 [12-6]
149 - Juston Johnson (Stanford) win by medical default over Pacifico Garcia (SFSU) [18-6]
157 - Kirk Fitzpatrick (SFSU) dec. Scott Loescher (Stanford), 17-10 [18-9]
165 - Ray Blake (Stanford) tech. fall Will Simmons (SFSU), fall at 6:49 [23-9]
174 - Luke Feist (Stanford) maj. dec. Justin Switzer (SFSU), 8-0 [27-9]
184 - Larry Ozowara (Stanford) dec. Danny Dahl (SFSU), 10-6 [30-9]
197 - Ian Bork (Stanford) dec. Richard Escobar (SFSU), 10-7 [3-0]
HWT - Sandeep Singh (SFSU) dec. Jared Boyer (Stanford), 9-5 [3-3]

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