YPSILANTI, MI – The University at Buffalo wrestling team dropped a Mid-American Conference dual at Eastern Michigan, 26-10, on Friday night. It was the Bulls' fourth straight dual loss.
Kyle Akins led things off with an 8-2 decision over Tomas Gutierrez. The Bulls' redshirt-junior improved to 9-3 in duals on the season with the win. However, the Eagles won the next seven duals to take a commanding lead in the dual.
Joe Ariola got the Bulls back on track with a 19-6 major decision over Jared Langley at 197 lbs.
In a rematch of the 2017 MAC heavyweight title match, Jake Gunning defeated Gage Hutchinson, 5-2, to improve to improve to 9-1 in duals on the year.
"It's the same thing, different dual," head coach John Stutzman said. "We as a team continue to get beat at positions that we talk about every day. We are getting pushed around. Our defense has not been there and we continue to be beat on the edge."
The Bulls fell to 5-9 overall and 2-4 in the MAC with the loss. UB will next host Northern Illinois on Feb. 11.
Eastern Michigan 26, Buffalo 10
125: Kyle Akins (UB) over Tomas Gutierrez (EMU) (Dec 8-2)
133: Noah Gonser (EMU) over Justin Patrick (UB) (MD 11-2)
141: Sa'Derian Perry (EMU) over Jason Estevez (UB) (Dec 12-7)
149: Kyle Springer (EMU) over Nick Palumbo (UB) (Dec 12-5)
157: J.J. Wolfe (EMU) over Eric Fasnacht (UB) (Dec 7-3)
165: Zac Carson (EMU) over Noah Grover (UB) (MD 14-5)
174: Andrew McNally (EMU) over Unknown (Forf.)
184: Kayne MacCallum (EMU) over Brett Perry (UB) (Dec 3-2)
197: Joe Ariola (UB) over Jared Langley (EMU) (MD 19-6)
HWT: No. 23 Jake Gunning (UB) over No. 21 Gage Hutchison (EMU) (Dec 5-2)