Stanford beats California Baptist, Life Pacific to improve to 7-1

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- No. 21 Stanford wrestling captured six of 10 bouts to defeat host California Baptist, 22-12, Saturday, at Van Dyne Gym.

Stanford improved to 7-1 overall, while CBU dropped to 3-6 in its first season as a Division I program.

The Lancers took an early 6-0 lead in the dual with wins at 141 and 149 pounds. Redshirt freshman Tyler Eischens finally got the Cardinal on the board with an 8-3 decision over Zach Rowe at 157 pounds.

Redshirt freshman Shane Griffith made quick work of Cole Pruitt at 165 pounds. Griffith, ranked No. 7 in the nation, registered a fall in 1:29 to give the Cardinal the dual lead. He is now 20-0 to start the season - tied for the eighth-longest winning streak in program history.

Redshirt junior Jared Hill gave the Cardinal some breathing room with a 3-2 decision over Jacob Cooper at 174 pounds. Hill gave up a takedown in the opening period, but managed to escape. He rode out Cooper in the second period to lock in riding time before notching the winning escape in the third.

At 197 pounds, true freshman Seamus O'Malley turned in a 3-2 comeback decision over Arick Lopez. O'Malley trailed 2-1 going into the final period, where he was able to register the winning takedown with less than a minute remaining in the bout.

Another true freshman, Jackson DiSario, won a close match for the Cardinal at 125 pounds. DiSario held off a late surge by Dilan Atjun to post a 7-6 decision, winning with 2:25 of riding time.

Senior Brandon Kier closed out the dual with a dominating 13-1 major decision over Keanu Perez at 133 pounds.

Earlier in the day, Stanford shut out Life Pacific, 53-0, at Mehl Court in San Dimas. The Cardinal recorded five falls and picked up bonus points in nine of the 10 bouts.

Hill (174), O'Malley (197), redshirt senior Trevor Rasmussen (285), DiSario (125) and redshirt sophomore Ethan Woods (157), who was wrestling in his first collegiate dual, all registered falls for the Cardinal.

True freshmen Nick Addison (184) and Dawson Sihavong (149) turned in technical falls against the Warriors, while Luciano Arroyo posted a major decision at 141 pounds. Kier capped off the scoring with a decision at 133 pounds.

Stanford remains on the road next week, traveling to Utah Valley on Friday. Wrestling begins at 6 p.m. PT.

Stanford 22, California Baptist 12
125 Jackson DiSario (STAN) dec. Dilan Atjun (CBU) 7-6
133 Brandon Kier (STAN) maj. dec. Keanu Perez (CBU) 13-1
141 Adam Velasquez (CBU) dec. Luciano Arroyo (STAN) 6-4
149 AJ Raya (CBU) dec. Dawson Sihavong (STAN) 8-3
157 Tyler Eischens (STAN) dec. Zach Rowe (CBU) 8-3
165 #7 Shane Griffith (STAN) fall Cole Pruitt (CBU) F1:29
174 Jared Hill (STAN) dec. Jacob Cooper (CBU) 3-2
184 Garrett Strang (CBU) dec. Nick Addison (STAN) 10-5
197 Seamus O'Malley (STAN) dec. Arick Lopez (CBU) 3-2
285 Zach Schrader (CBU) dec. David Showunmi (STAN) 3-2

Stanford 53, Life Pacific 0
125 Jackson DiSario (STAN) fall Alex Nunez (LP) F3:49
133 Brandon Kier (STAN) dec. Anthony Vargas (LP) 10-4
141 Luciano Arroyo (STAN) maj. dec. Cole Acosta (LP) 19-6
149 Dawson Sihavong (STAN) tech. fall Anthony Loera (LP) 16-1 (7:00)
157 Ethan Woods (STAN) fall Noel Magallanes (LP) F1:40
165 #7 Shane Griffith (STAN) won by forfeit FF
174 Jared Hill (STAN) fall Ivan Hernandez (LP) F1:54
184 Nick Addison (STAN) tech. fall Jeremiah Smith (LP) 17-0 (7:00)
197 Seamus O'Malley (STAN) fall Nicholas Sigala (LP) F1:00
285 Trevor Rasmussen (STAN) fall Tony DaCosta (LP) F1:31


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