Three Santa Ynez senior wrestlers were honored on Senior Night Wednesday Credit: Submitted photo

The Santa Ynez boys wrestlers celebrated Senior Night in a 43-36 loss to Santa Maria — going 7-1 in contested matches but forfeiting at six weights.

“This loss was bittersweet for the Pirates,” said coach Chantalle Castellanos. “Although the score shows a loss, we have to count this as a win for our small varsity squad. 

“Forfeits aside, we went 7-1 tonight and our team should have headed home with their heads held high. While our varsity squad may be small we have some talented young men peaking at just the right time in their seasons. We are excited with what the next few weeks hold as they enter the postseason tournaments.”

Seniors Alex DeLaCruz, Triston Lake and Anthony Escobar were celebrated. Triston Lake pinned beat Santa Maria’s Erick Guzman at 182 pounds.

The Pirates girls’ team also acquitted themselves well in exhibition matchups with Santa Maria.

“Both second year wrestlers, (Malia) Ortiz and “Hailee) Taylor, demonstrated their experience as they both secured first-round takedowns and transitioned quickly to pin to finish their matches,” Castellanos said. “With both of them having had a good season with several tournament placings, we are looking forward to watching them both work their way through post-season qualifiers coming up in a few weeks.”

Girls exhibition matchup results: 

Alina Bojorges(SM) over Sinai Lara(SY) by first round fall

Malia Ortiz (SY) over Iris Castaneira (SM) by first round fall

Alanis Cedeno (SM) over Ariela Contreras (SY) by first round fall

Andrea Yulisa Salazar (SM) over Sinai Lara (SY) by first round fall

Surray McNutt (SM) ovr Elizabeth Romero (SY) by first round fall

Alanis Cedeno (SM) over Kylie Franson (SY) by first round fall

Surray McNutt (SM) over Anelly Tovalin (SY) by first round fall 

Hailee Taylor (SY) over Jessica Vasquez (SM) by first round fall

Jenifer Jarquin (SM) over Lyssa Steele (SY) by first round fall

Varsity Boys Dual

Team Score: Santa Maria 43 – Santa Ynez 36

106 Jesus Santiago (SM) by forfeit

113 Bryan Sna Juan (SM) by forfeit

120 Fernando Diaz (SM) over Andrew Badger (SY) by first round fall

128 Evan Gotschall (SY) over Ramiro Santiago (SM) by first round fall

132 Santino Alvaro (SY) over Braulio Morales (SM) by first round fall

138 Leonardo Mendoza (SM) by forfeit

145 Ben Flores (SY) over Mateo Peinado (SM) by decision 

152 Martin Ballestros (SM) by forfeit

160 Fernando Nunez (SY) over Jose Velasquez (SM) by decision

170 Alexis Iturbide (SM) by forfeit

182 Triston Lake (SY) over Erick Guzman (SM) by first round fall

195 Angel Gonzalez (SY) over Muhammed Baker (SM) first round fall

220 Angel Herrera (SM) by forfeit

HWT Jack DeLaCruz (SY) over Josue Batista (SM) by third round fall

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Dennis Moran, Noozhawk Correspondent

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