Aggies Narrowly Drop Home Dual To Roadrunners, 20-19

Derek Moore won the 141-pound match in a 17-1 technical fall Saturday night as the Aggies fell to Cal State Bakersfield, 20-19.
Derek Moore won the 141-pound match in a 17-1 technical fall Saturday night as the Aggies fell to Cal State Bakersfield, 20-19.

Jan. 21, 2006

DAVIS, Calif. - In a dual that came down to the very last match, UC Davis fell to Pac-10 opponent Cal State Bakersfield at home Saturday evening in Hickey Gym. Aggie Derek Moore won by technical fall while Ken Cook and Omar Gaitan each grabbed major decision victories as the Ags were edged out by the Roadrunners, 20-19.

UC Davis got off to an early lead as No. 7 ranked Moore defeated Bakersfield's Matt Schrumm using three takedowns and three near-falls to accumulate a 17-1 technical fall 4 minutes and 37 seconds into the 141-pound match.

Following Moore's match, the Roadrunners took control of the dual, winning both the 149-pound and 157-pound matches. Brandon Doyle used four takedowns and 2 minutes and 38 seconds of riding time to defeat Shawn Haratani (149) in a 14-5 major decision. In the next match, Daniel Atondo defeated Jon Clark (157) in a 15-7 major decision that gave the Roadrunners a narrow 8-5 lead.

The 165-pound match featured the Pac-10's No. 3 ranked Frank Richmond versus No. 4 Brian Busby. Richmond added 1:11 of riding time to his six takedowns to capture a 13-7 decision over Busby to tie up the dual score up at 8-8.

No. 10 Ken Cook was up next in the 174-pound match where he collected his eighth consecutive victory in a 13-5 major decision over the Roadrunner's Garth Wara. Cook's win gave the Aggies a 12-8 lead, but that lead was snapped in the 184-pound match when Bakersfield's Brandon Ceremello pinned Tyler Bernacchi 1 minute and 41 seconds into the match-up to give the Roadrunners a 14-12 advantage.



Eliot Kelly helped the Aggies regain the lead in the 197-pound bracket when he held Colton Nichols scoreless for the entire first period while simultaneously scoring two near-falls. With 3:05 of riding time collected during the match, Kelly came away with a 12-6 decision once again giving the Aggies the lead at 15-14.

UC Davis was unable to capture wins in the next two matches as Eric Parker collected a 9-3 decision over Broc Maffia (285) and Brandon Zoeteway took a 11-4 decision over Marcos Orozco.

With the score at 20-15, the dual came down to the 133-pound match. Despite scoring an evening high nine takedowns, Omar Gaitan's 20-8 major decision over Thomas Kimbrell was not enough to give the Aggies the win. The final score was Cal State Bakersfield over UC Davis, 20-19.

The Aggies' season dual record is now 3-6 overall and 1-2 in the Pac-10. The Roadrunners' record now stands at 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-10.

UC Davis will be in action next Saturday, Jan. 27 when they compete against Pac-10 opponent Stanford at the annual Beauty and the Beast promotion where the wrestling dual will be held alongside the Aggie gymnastic dual against Boise State. Beauty and the Beast will be held at 7 p.m. at the Pavilion.

Cal State Bakersfield 20, UC Davis 19
141 - Derek Moore (UCD) tech. fall Matt Schumm (CSUB), 17-1 (4:37)
149 - Brandon Doyle (CSUB) major dec. Shawn Haratani (UCD), 14-5
157 - Daniel Antondo (CSUB) major dec. Jon Clark (UCD), 15-7
165 - Frank Richmond (UCD) dec. Brian Busby (CSUB), 13-7
174 - Ken Cook (UCD) major dec. Garth Wara (CSUB), 13-5
184 - Brandon Ceremello (CSUB) fall Tyler Bernacchi (UCD), 1:41
197 - Eliot Kelly (UCD) dec. Colton Nichols (CSUB), 12-6
285 - Eric Parker (CSUB) dec. Broc Maffia (UCD), 9-3
125 - Brandon Zoeteway (CSUB) dec. Marcos Orozco (UCD), 11-4
133 - Omar Gaitan (UCD) major dec. Thomas Kimbrell (CSUB), 20-8