#19 Oregon State Tops Bears, 25-12
Jan. 20, 2007
GREELEY, Colo. - The University of Northern Colorado wrestling team got wins from Tony Mustari, No. 14 Kenny Hashimoto and Luke Salazar on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as the Bears were downed by No. 19 Oregon State.
Mustari, a redshirt freshman 125-pounder, started the Bears off with a 9-7 decision over Oregon State's Jake Gonzales. Gonzales tied the score at 7-7 at with 33 seconds left in the third period, but Mustari picked up a point when he escaped the grasp of Gonzales with 20 left in the match. Mustari received an extra for riding time advantage for the match's final score.
Hashimoto, a redshirt sophomore 141-pounder, fell into a hole early against 19th-ranked Kyle Larson, as Larson scored two points on a takedown 30 seconds into the match. But Hashimoto quickly came back, scoring a reversal 20 seconds later, then putting Larson into an unbreakable hold for the 1:03 pinfall.
Salazar, a senior 157-pounder, ground it out against OSU's Keegan Davis in a match that had no score after two periods. But Salazar was able to score an escape with 1:59 left in the third period for the 1-0 decision win.
In the 149-pound match, junior Richard Lohr took down OSU's Derek Kipperburg with 11 seconds remaining in the match to tie it at five and send it to overtime. But Kipperburg came out on top when he scored a takedown with 50 seconds left in the period for the 7-5 decision.
Salazar's win helped put the Bears up 12-6, but the Beavers stormed back to win four straight bouts. Northern Colorado had a tight match at 184 pounds with Shawn Vincent, who tied OSU's Kyle Bressler at three points with an escape with two seconds left in the match. But Bressler's riding time advantage helped him to a 4-3 decision.
Northern Colorado (3-5) will return to action at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28 against the Pac-10's Portland State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.