Late Victory Leads UC Davis Over Stanford
Wrestling team falls to 0-8.
DAVIS, Calif.- Aggie Senior Mike Roper's victory at 190 pounds helped lead the UC Davis wrestling team to a 23-15 victory over Stanford University Friday night in Hickey Gym.
With the loss, Satnford's 15-match win streak over the Aggies comes to an end. Davis improves to 6-7, while Stanford fell to 0-8.
Stanford led 15-13 heading into the 190-pound bout before Roper exploded in the first period recording three takedowns against Tim Kendall. Roper continued his dominance in the second period with two takedowns and two three-point near falls to raise the bout score to 16-4. The third period proved to be the same as Roper had an additional two takedowns and ended the bout with a 20-8 victory.
Rudy Ruiz gave Stanford an early lead, winning the 118-pound boout by a major decision, 16-2. David Yi tied the team score, 4-4, with a 13-3 major decision over Levi Weikel-Magden at 126. The Aggies took their first lead of the match after the 134-pound bout when Mike Collier defeated Jason Talbott, 7-5.
Stanford, however, responded in the 142-pound and 150-pound bouts to claim an 11-7 lead before Adrian Garcia defeated Doug Bardsley (158), 6-4.
David Cobb regained the lead for Davis with 6-2 victory over Shane Cross to put the Aggies on top 13-11. Stanford again bounced back as Scott Chapman earned a major decision over Ryan Hutfless, 14-4, to give the Cardinal a 15-13 advantage heading into the 190-pound bout.
UC Davis added six more team points after Stanford forfeited the 275 pound match to end the match.
UC DAVIS 23, STANFORD 15
118 - Rudy Ruiz (Stan) maj. dec. Tim Lee, 16-2 0-4
126 - David Yi (UCD) maj. dec. Levi Weikel-Magden, 13-3 4-4
134 - Mike Collier (UCD) dec. Jason Talbott, 7-5 7-4
142 - Beau Weiner (Stan) dec. Scott Nykodym, 8-2 7-7
150 - B.J. Sanchez (Stan) maj. dec. Martin Cook, 10-2 7-11
158 - Adrian Garcia (UCD) dec. Doug Bardsley, 6-4 10-11
167 - David Cobb (UCD) dec. Shane Cross, 6-2 13-11
177 - Scott Chapman (Stan) maj. dec. Ryan Huftless, 14-4 13-16
190 - Mike Roper (UCD) maj. dec. Tim Kendall, 20-8 17-15
275 - Btandan Arsenault (UCD) win by forfeit 23-15