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Cal Poly earns season-opening victory over San Francisco State

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Benny Martinez, Tom Lane and Nathan Tausch scored falls and Bernie Truax won by technical fall as Cal Poly defeated San Francisco State 29-15 in the Mustangs' first dual meet of the 2019-20 season.

The dual was held outside on Richard O'Neill Green in front of the Orfala College of Business building and in front of fans attending the Stampede Club barbecue held prior to Cal Poly's football game versus Eastern Washington.

Martinez earned his fall in 6 minutes, 27 seconds, at 125 pounds. Tausch secured his fall in 6:06 at 174 pounds and Lane (pictured at right), a two-time national qualifier and ranked No. 8 in the national polls this week, needed just 1:17 to pin his Gator foe.

Truax posted a 17-0 technical fall at 165.

Winning by decisions for the Mustangs were Jake Ryan, 6-3 at 141 pounds, and Samuel Aguilar, 10-3 at 285 pounds.

The win was Cal Poly's first in a dual in three years.

The Mustangs return to the mat next Saturday (Nov. 23) to host Buffalo at noon inside Mott Athletics Center.

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