Aggies Defeat Fresno State In Final Dual Of The Season

The Aggies finished their final dual of the season with a 32-13 win over Fresno State, ending the season with a 8-9 overall dual record. (Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
The Aggies finished their final dual of the season with a 32-13 win over Fresno State, ending the season with a 8-9 overall dual record. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)

Feb. 18, 2006

FRESNO, Calif. - The UC Davis wrestling team won seven matches to take a 32-13 win over the Fresno State Bulldogs Saturday evening in Fresno, Calif. in both team's final dual of the season. Derek Moore pinned Garrett Spooner four minutes and nine seconds into the 141-pound match to highlight the Aggies' win.

Omar Gaitan got the dual started for UC Davis with a narrow 6-5 decision over Sean Carlson at 133-pounds. At 149-pounds, Jesse Padilla took a 10-1 major decision win over Dustin Rocha which was followed by another Aggie win at 157-pounds by Jon Clark. Clark took a 10-7 decision over Darrell Goodpaster.

With an already commanding 17-0 lead in the dual, UC Davis accepted forfeits at 165 and 174-pounds to further the Aggie lead to 28-0. At 184-pounds, Greg Gifford was able to turn a takedown into a win by fall over Tyler Bernacchi 5:59 into the match.

Eliot Kelly grabbed what would be the final Aggie win of the night at 197-pounds as he shut-out Miguel Rodriguez in a 12-0 major decision. In the heavyweight match, Cody Parker scored a two-point near fall in the first period and scored three takedowns to take an 18-6 major decision over Broc Maffia.

In the final match of the night, Cory Borges took control in the first period of the 125-pound match and scored on a two-point takedown. In the second period, Orozco scored a three-point near fall that almost was converted to a pin. Unfortunately for Orozco, Borges took the 8-4 win by decision.

With the win, the Aggies' season record has been lifted to 8-9 overall. UC Davis will be in competition next Sunday, Feb. 26 through Monday, Feb. 27 at the 2006 Pac-10 wrestling championships being held at Stanford.



UC Davis 32, Fresno State 13
133 - Omar Gaitan (UCD) dec. Sean Carlson (FS), 6-5
141 - Derek Moore (UCD) fall Garrett Spooner (FS), 4:09
149 - Jesse Padilla (UCD) m.d. Dustin Rocha (FS), 10-1
157 - Jon Clark (UCD) dec. Darrell Goodpaster (FS), 10-7
165 - Frank Richmond (UCD) accepted forfeit
174 - Dustin Noack (UCD) accepted forfeit
184 - Greg Gifford (FS) fall Tyler Bernacchi (UCD), 5:59
197 - Eliot Kelly (UCD) m.d. Miguel Rodriguez (FS), 12-0
HWT - Cody Parker (FS) m.d. Broc Maffia (UCD), 18-6
125 - Cory Borges (FS) dec. Marcos Orozco (UCD), 8-4

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