SANTA ANA, Calif. – In its first home dual of the season, the No. 12 ranked Santa Ana wrestling team took on the No. 5 Palomar Comets on Tuesday night.
The dual started with an exhibition between Santa Ana's Samuel Galdamez-Valle and Palomar's Miguel Diaz. Galdamez-Valle earned the victory with a technical fall with 2:21 left on the clock in his only chance to compete, as the Comets forfeited in the 125 pound division in which he was slotted to wrestle in.
With a forfeit in the 125 pound class, the Dons picked up six points but gave it right back with their own forfeit in the 133 spot.
Next, Joshua Fuentes - Norikiyo dominated against Palomar's Erick Marquez in the 141 pound match, giving the Dons a 12-6 lead with a technical fall.
That would be the last time the Dons scored in the night as they dropped their last four matches and forfeited another three, falling to the Comets by a score of 36-12.
125 LBS – Samuel Galdamez-Valle def. Forfeit (SAC 6 – PAL 0)
133 LBS – Miguel Diaz def. Forfeit (SAC 6 – PAL 6)
141 LBS – Joshua Fuentes - Norikiyo def. Erick Marquez (SAC 12 – PAL 6)
149 LBS – Raul Ortiz def. Forfeit (SAC 12 – PAL 12)
157 LBS – Jessy Diaz def. Christian Hernandez (12-15)
165 LBS – Mace Anderson def. Luis Vargas (12 – 18)
174 LBS – Nathan Navida def. Luis Cervantes (12-21)
184 LBS – Isaac Guerrero def. Forfeit (12 – 27)
197 LBS – Kalani Sorensen def. Forfeit (12 – 33)
285 LBS – Oscar Solano def. Mario Moz (12 – 36)
Santa Ana will travel to battle No. 3 Mt. SAC on Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 7:00 p.m.