Aggies Claim Wins In Eight Matches And Roll To 35-6 Victory Over Gators

Marcos Orozco (shown), Tyler Bernacchi and Eliot Kelly each scored fall victories on Friday against the Gators. (Randy Martin)
 
Marcos Orozco (shown), Tyler Bernacchi and Eliot Kelly each scored fall victories on Friday against the Gators. (Randy Martin)
 

Dec. 8, 2006

San Francisco, Calif. - Tyler Bernacchi, Eliot Kelly and Marcos Orozco each scored falls in their respective weight classes, and Ken Cook and Omar Gaitan earned major decisions to lead the No. 13 Aggies to a 35-6 victory over San Francisco State on Friday night during the Gator's home-opener at the Main Gymnasium.

The win bumps the Aggies dual record to 1-1 this season while the Gators fall to 0-5 in duals.

San Francisco jumped out to an early 3-0 lead behind a victory from Ken Packard in the opening 157-pound bout, but the Aggies rebounded with impressive performances across the board as they won eight of the next nine bouts to outscore the Gators 35-3.

After Kyle Dubs' first victory of the season evened the score at 3-3, the Aggies went on a dominant run in which they won five of the next six matches by fall or major decision.

Cook began the impressive run as he earned an 11-3 major decision at 174 before Bernacchi and Kelly earned back-to-back fall victories at 185 and 197, respectively. Orozco earned a third fall victory one match later at 125 and Gaitan secured a major decision (17-5) at 133 to cap the impressive run.

Broc Maffia at 285 and Derek Moore at 141 were the other two Aggies to claim victories on the day. Moore is now a perfect 12-0 on the season.

UC Davis takes the next week off to train before competing in the Reno Tournament of Champions on December 20.

 

 

UC DAVIS 35, SAN FRANCISCO STATE 6
Main Gymnasium, Dec. 8, 2006

157 Kenneth Packard (SFSU) dec. Kevin Cunningham (UCD); 6-1
165 Kyle Dubs (UCD) dec. Austin Torres (SFSU); 11-6
174 Ken Cook (UCD) maj. dec. Mike O'Brien (SFSU); 11-3
184 Tyler Bernacchi (UCD) fall Cory Creighton (SFSU); 4:40
197 Eliot Kelly (UCD) fall Alecxis Lara (SFSU); 4:10
285 Broc Maffia (UCD) dec. Vincent Bordi (SFSU); 7-2
125 Marcos Orozco (UCD) fall Pierre Bondoc (SFSU); 6:49
133 Omar Gaitan (UCD) maj. dec. Ben Lockett (SFSU); 17-5
141 Derek Moore (UCD) dec. Virgil Lockett (SFSU); 8-2
149 Ali Lockett (SFSU) dec. Shawn Haratani (UCD); 6-4