Feb. 13, 2011
TEMPE - Three members of the Arizona State University wrestling team won their final regular season matches, but the team fell in the final dual of the year as host Stanford won 7-of-10 matches to take a 28-11 score on Sunday afternoon inside Burnham Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif. The loss dropped the Sun Devils to a final record of 5-13 (1-4 Pac-10) while the Cardinal ended the year with a 9-9-1 record (4-2 Pac-10).
The dual opened at 141 pounds with Josh Sandoval dropping a 10-5 decision to Jordan Gray to put the hosts ahead, 3-0. The lead grew to 7-0 after the 149 match as Carlos Castro lost a 14-3 major decision to Donovan Halpin. SU’s lead grew to 13-0 after ASU forfeited the 157 match.
At 165, Te Edwards put the Sun Devils on the board as he won a hard-fought 6-2 decision over Lucas Espericueta, bringing the team score to 13-3. But, the Cardinal won the next three matches, including a forfeit at 174 (19-3) and a 3-2 win for Spence Patrick at 184 over ASU’s Jake Meredith (22-3). SU also won a 10-3 decision at 197 as No. 15 Zack Giesen downed Luke Macchiaroli to bring the team score to 25-3.
Levi Cooper was up next at heavyweight and won a close, 2-1, decision in the tiebreaker to give ASU three more points before No. 1 Anthony Robles took five more points for the Sun Devils with his 18-1 technical fall over Matt Sencenbaugh at 125. With the win, Robles ended the regular season with a 28-0 record and 21 wins by technical falls on the year.
The dual came to a close at 133 pounds as No. 16 Justin Paulsen won an 8-2 decision over Kalin Goodsite, bringing the final score to 28-11.
With the close of the dual at SU, the Sun Devils’ regular season has come to a close. The next action for the Sun Devils will come on February 27 in Corvallis, Ore., as they compete in the Pac-10 Wrestling Championships, hosted by Oregon State. The meet will be used to select those that will qualify for the NCAA Championships later in March.
Stanford def. Arizona State, 28-11
Sunday, February 13, 2011 • Burnham Pavilion (Palo Alto, Calif.)
141 - Jordan Gray (S) dec. Josh Sandoval, 10-5
149 - Donovan Halpin (S) major Carlos Castro, 14-3
157 - Kyle Meyer (S) won by forfeit
165 - Te Edwards (AS) dec. Lucas Espericueta, 6-2
174 - #7 Nick Amuchastegui (S) won by forfeit
184 - Spence Patrick (S) dec. Jake Meredith, 3-2
197 - #15 Zack Giesen (S) dec. Luke Macchiaroli, 10-3
285 - Levi Cooper (AS) dec. Dylan Rush, 2-1tb
125 - #1 Anthony Robles (AS) tech fall Matt Sencenbaugh, 18-1
133 - #16 Justin Paulsen (S) dec. Kalin Goodsite, 8-2