Stanford Bests San Francisco State, 37-10

Nov. 21, 2007

San Francisco, Calif. - The Stanford wrestling team picked up its second dual win of the year tonight, earning a 37-10 victory over San Francisco State at The Swamp in San Francisco. Tanner Gardner, Zack Giesen and Jake Johnson paced the squad with pins as eight of the ten Cardinal wrestlers won bouts.

The night began at 125 pounds, with Gardner pinning his seventh opponent of the season. Gardner won in 4:40, and gave Stanford a quick 6-0 lead.

San Francisco responded with a pin of its own at 133 pounds, but Matt Kim put the Cardinal back in front with a 9-4 decision of San Francisco State's Randy Aguirre at 141 pounds.

Redshirt freshman Lucas Espericueta won his second collegiate dual match, handling the Gators' Josh Nolan by major decision, 14-4, and increasing the Cardinal lead to 13-6.

Senior Josh Zupancic recorded 12 points in the third period, and dominated the Gators' Josh Gonzalez for a 21-5 technical fall.

At 165 pounds, sophomore Peter Miller added four more Cardinal points, earning a 16-4 major decision over Zach Sesar of San Francisco State.

San Francisco trimmed the Stanford lead to 22-10 with a major decision at 174 pounds, but Giesen responded with a decisice first period pin to clinch the win for the Cardinal. Giesen put Marcus DeAnda on his back in 2:24 to give Stanford a 28-10 lead.

Johnson added an exclamation point to the win, pinning his fourth opponent of the year at 197 pounds. With a 9-0 lead and time expiring in the third period, the sophomore pinned the Gators' Arman Ostadsharif with just one second remaining on the clock (6:59) and gave Stanford a commanding 34-10 lead.

Senior Phillip Doerner finished off the night, earning a 7-3 decision over Steve Franking at heavyweight to cap the 37-10 Cardinal win.

Stanford returns to the mats Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 at the Las Vegas Invitational.

Stanford 37, San Francisco State 10
125 - Tanner Gardner (S) pinned Curtis Schurkamp (SF), 4:40
133 - Ben Lockett (SF) pinned Austin Quarles (S), 2:27
141 - Matt Kim (S) dec. Randy Aguirre (SF), 9-4
149 - Lucas Espericueta (S) maj. dec. Josh Nolan (SF), 14-4
157 - Josh Zupancic (S) tech. fall Josh Gonzalez (SF), 21-5
165 - Peter Miller (S) maj. dec. Zach Sesar (SF), 16-4
174 - Marques Gales (SF) maj. dec. Alex Muller (S), 14-4
184 - Zack Giesen (S) pinned Marcus DeAnda (SF), 2:24
197 - Jake Johnson (S) pinned Arman Ostadsharif (SF), 6:59
HWT - Phillip Doerner (S) dec. Steve Franklin (SF), 7-3

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