EAST LANSING, MI – The University at Buffalo wrestling team dropped a hard-fought dual at Michigan State, 28-12, on Wednesday night. The loss snapped the Bulls' three game winning streak.
Derek Spann earned the first points for the Bulls with an 11-5 decision over Anthony Tutolo at 133 lbs. A late four-point near fall by Spann was the difference in the match. Spann stayed perfect on the season in duals, improving to 5-0.
At 149, Jason Estevez suffered a two-point takedown with just 20 seconds left to turn a 6-5 victory into a 7-6 defeat and gave the Spartans a 10-3.
Alex Smythe scored all five of his points in the third period, including a pair of takedowns to earn a 5-4 decision over Jake Tucker at 157 lbs.
Michigan State won the next three matches, including a pin, to take a commanding 28-6 lead in the dual.
Buffalo finished strong by winning the final two matches of the dual. Aided by two third-period takedowns, Brett Perry took an 8-5 decision over Nick May. Jake Gunning capped off the dual with a 7-4 decision over Christian Rebottaro at 285.
"We were right in the mix," head coach John Stutzman said. "A few guys close out the period and a few others are ready, then it's a different outcome. We continue to get beat by things that we talk about and work on."
The Bulls will next wrestle at Binghamton on December 6.
MICHIGAN STATE 28, BUFFALO 12
125 - #10 RayVon Foley (MSU) won a 10-2 major decision over Kyle Akins (UB), 10-2
133 - Derek Spann (UB) won by decision over Anthony Tutolo (MSU), 11-5
141 - Alex Hrisopoulos (MSU) won by decision over John Arceri (UB), 7-3
149 - Jaden Enriquez (MSU) won by decision over Jason Estevez (UB), 7-6
157 – Alex Smythe (UB) won by decision over Jake Tucker (MSU), 5-4
165 – Logan Ritchie (MSU) won by decision over Noah Grover (UB), 9-5
174 – Drew Hughes (MSU) won by fall over Jake Lanning (UB), 0:32
184 – #15 Cameron Caffey (MSU) won by major decision over Logan Rill (UB), 12-4
197 – Brett Perry (UB) won by decision over Nick May (MSU), 8-5
285 - #18 Jake Gunning (UB) won by decision over Christian Rebottaro (MSU), 7-4