Buffalo Loses to No. 25 Central Michigan, 19-14

Buffalo Loses to No. 25 Central Michigan, 19-14

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - In a dual that came down to the very last matchups, the Buffalo Bulls lost a hotly contested dual on the road to the Central Michigan Chippewas Sunday afternoon, 19-14.

The Bulls found themselves in an early hole, trailing 9-0 after the first three matches. It sooned roared back after Desi Green (11-3) and Mark Lewandowski (8-0) earned major decisions in the 149- and 157-pound bouts. It marked the second straight dual that Lewandowski won a major. John-Martin Cannon soon followed with a 6-4 decision over Eric Cubberly to give Buffalo an 11-9 lead.

The two squads then traded decisions, with Ron Majerus losing to seventh-ranked Ben Bennett before Jimmy Hamel won 5-3 at 184 pounds to give the Bulls a 14-13 lead with just two matches remaining. The Chippewas won both to overtake Buffalo and win.

The loss drops Buffalo to 8-8 overall and 1-3 in Mid American Conference action. The regular season will draw to a close next Sunday with the Bulls hosting Northern Illinois at Alumni Arena. The match will not only be senior day for departing wrestlers Jimmy Hamel, Brian Sheehan and John Crisafulli, but it will also be the second annual Takedown Cancer Event. More information on the event can be found here. Match time is set for 1 pm.

Weight     Central Michigan     Buffalo     Result     Team Score  
125     Christian Cullinan (14-11)     Sean Walton (16-20)
    Cullinan, 4-2 SV1     CMU 3-0
133     No. 11 Scotti Sentes (25-6)     Kevin Smith (30-11)     Sentes, 2-0     CMU 6-0
141     Scott Mattingly (14-22)     Chris Conti (5-2)     Mattingly, 6-5     CMU 9-0  
149     Donnie Corby (19-14)     No. 14 Desi Green (27-4)
    Green, 11-3     CMU 9-4  
157     Ryan Cubberly (5-9)
    Mark Lewandowski (27-11)
    Lewandowski, 8-0     CMU 9-8  
165     Eric Cubberly (19-14)
    John-Martin Cannon (24-16)
    Cannon, 6-4     UB 11-9
174     No. 7 Ben Bennett (23-5)     Ron Majerus (6-11)
    Bennett, 11-0     CMU 13-11  
184     Craig Kelliher (12-21)     Jimmy Hamel (29-17)     Hamel, 5-3
    UB 14-13
197     Chad Friend (3-13)     Josh Peters (17-15)     Friend, 7-3     CMU 16-14  
285     No. 2 Jarod Trice (21-3)     Brett Correll (19-15)
    Trice, 6-2     CMU 19-14