Teams: UC Davis vs. Cal Poly
Records: Aggies, 7-6 (3-4); Mustangs, 3-10 (0-5)
Where: The Pavilion
When: Sunday at 7 p.m.
Who to watch: Senior Marcos Orozco is wrestling in his final home dual of his UC Davis career on Sunday.
The Vacaville, Calif. native is currently ranked No. 18 in the country at the 125-pound weight class. He is looking to make a strong showing in his last dual at the Pavilion, as he hopes to push for the top seed in his class for the Pacific-10 Tournament (Mar. 1 and 2).
Did you know? The Aggies will honor their seven senior wrestlers before their dual on Sunday.
Seniors Kyle Bank, Tyler Bernacchi, Jon Clark, Nexi Delgado, Dustin Noack, Orozco and Charles Hinriksson will all be wrestling at the Pavilion for the final time in their Davis careers.
Preview: The Aggies are coming off a rough loss against No. 11 Boise State in which they only managed one win against the Broncos out of 10 duals. Despite the loss, coach Lennie Zalesky remains optimistic.
“It’s a positive that we were able to get our full lineup in last weekend,” Zalesky said. “It’s never fun to get beat like that and hopefully we can improve a little before conference. It’s always good to see a quality team like Boise State and we’ll learn from that.“
UC Davis is looking to improve on its mistakes this Sunday against a Cal Poly team that is winless in conference play. The Aggies are hoping to get a win against the Mustangs to close out their regular season to push their conference dual record to 4-4 before the conference tournament.
Zalesky likes his team’s chances against the Mustangs.
“I think we match up really well with Cal Poly this weekend,” he said. “We’re looking to win the dual and get ready for conference.“