Bulls Extend Streak to Five with Convincing 27-9 Win at Kent State
SOURCE: ubbulls.com
January 23, 2022


KENT, OH - Behind two early pins, the University at Buffalo wrestling team extended its winning streak to five with a 27-9 road win at Kent State on Sunday afternoon. The Bulls improved to 10-5 overall and 5-1 in Mid-American Conference play - tying their most league wins in program history.

Derek Spann set the tone early at 133. The Bulls graduate student was able to pin Brendon Fenton just a hair before the horn sounded to end the first period. It was Spann's third pin of the season.

With the dual tied, 6-6, John Arceri won yet another sudden victory at 149, his third OT win of the season. Each wrestler had an escape after regulation and the match headed to overtime. Arceri got the takedown in OT to earn the 3-1 victory.

Hunter Shaut (157) improved to 3-0 in duals with his first pin of the season. After getting a reversal, Shaut was able to pin Robert Pryhocki just 25 seconds into the second period.

Noah Grover (165) won a 3-1 sudden victory for his fourth straight win. With both wrestlers getting an escape through regulation, Grover got the OT takedown for the sudden victory.

Jay Nivison (174) won in dramatic fashion as well. The redshirt freshman was tied with Michael Ferre, 1-1, late in the match. However, Nivison was able to get a takedown with under 10 seconds remaining to earn the 3-1 decision.

Not to be outdone with the dramatics was Sam Mitchell at 197. Mitchell trailed Tyler Bates, 4-3, after the second period with Bates starting the third on the bottom. Mitchell was able to ride out Bates for the entire third to earn the riding time point and force OT. He then got the takedown in overtime for the 6-4 sudden victory.

Toby Cahill capped off the victory with a 2-0 decision over Jacob Cover at heavyweight.

"We're wrestling well right now," head coach John Stutzman said. "Johnny Arceri got a big win over an NCAA qualifier. Winning those tough matches is a testament to their belief in each other."

The Bulls will next host Northern Illinois on February 5.