Bulls Sweep Edinboro and Gannon to Extend Winning Streak to Four
SOURCE: ubbulls.com
January 05, 2020

 


EDINBORO, PA – The University at Buffalo wrestling team capped a successful weekend by sweeping duals against Edinboro and Gannon on Sunday afternoon. The wins extended UB's winning streak to four straight duals.

In the opener against Mid-American Conference opponent Edinboro, the Bulls relied on their horses to defeat the Fighting Scots, 25-13. Derek Spann got UB on the board with a 19-0 technical fall over Tye Varndell. It was Spann's sixth tech fall of the season.

Marcus Robinson followed with a 12-3 major decision over Nate Hagan at 141 to extend the Buffalo lead to 9-4.

After dropping the 149 bout, the Bulls pulled away over the next two matches. Michael Petite improved to 3-0 in duals on the season with 19-5 major decision over Peter Pappas. Troy Keller followed with a first-period pin of Derek Ciavarro to extend the UB lead with 19-6.

Pete Acciardi (184) and Sam Schuyler (197) each posted wins to ice the victory for the Bulls. Acciardi won a 5-3 decision over Cody Mulligan and Schuyler followed with 6-4 decision over Dylan Reynolds thanks to a takedown in the final seconds of the match.

Gannon entered today as one of the top Division II programs in the country, ranking 10th in the nation. The Knights have seven wrestlers ranked in the Top 20 in the national rankings.

It was a repeat performance for Spann against Gannon as the redshirt-junior once again won by tech fall, defeating Andrew Ischo, 17-0. Spann now has seven tech fall wins in 11 duals this season.

Buffalo followed with four straight wins to extend its lead to 18-4. Robinson (9-5), Arceri (6-3), Petite (7-3) all won by decision and Keller (10-0) won by major decision.

Lars Schaelfe, wrestling his second dual of the season, won an 8-4 decision over Joel Leise at 184. Sam Schuyler followed with a 9-1 major decision win at 197.

Nolan Terrance earned his second fall of the weekend, pinning Gehrig Hutchinson early in the second period.

"It was a great day of wrestling," head coach John Stutzman said. "This team is starting to figure it out. I'm so excited to watch these guys continue to improve."

The Bulls will return home to host SIU-Edwardsville on Friday.





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