TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 5 Arizona State wrestling team won nine of ten matches for the second day in a row to earn its second victory of the weekend and improve to 4-0, defeating the McKendree Bearcats 38-3 Saturday at Desert Financial Arena.
No. 1 Zahid Valencia (184 lbs.) continued his strong start to the season, defeating opponent Daniel Filipek by tech fall in 5:19, 22-6. Six of Valencia's seven matches so far in the season have resulted in extra-point victories, including four pins.
No. 5 Tanner Hall (HWT) pinned McKendree's Caleb Gossett in 6:10, good for his second extra-point win of the season.
Competing in a dual for the first time this season, redshirt-junior Cory Crooks (141) earned a tech fall victory over opponent Charles McNeal, the first of his collegiate career.
The Sun Devils will host No. 1 Penn State at Desert Financial Arena Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The meet will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network Arizona.
125: No. 25 Brandon Courtney (ASU) DEC Marcus Povlick (MU), 6-2
133: No. 12 Josh Kramer (ASU) DEC Christian Mejia (MU), 6-0
141: Cory Crooks (ASU) TF Charles McNeal (MU), 20-5 (5:47)
149: No. 20 Josh Maruca (ASU) MD Frankie Falotico (MU), 15-1
157: Dillon Ulrey (ASU) wins by forfiet
165: No. 6 Josh Shields (ASU) DEC Qian'te Wagner (MU), 5-3 (SV1)
174: No. 11 Anthony Valencia (ASU) DEC Nick Foster (MU), 6-2
184: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (ASU) TF Daniel Filipek (MU), 22-6 (5:19)
197: Ryan Vasbinder (MU) DEC Cade Belshay (ASU), 10-7
HWT: No. 5 Tanner Hall (ASU) FALL Caleb Gossett (MU), 6:10