Bulls Fall at Michigan State, 28-12

Bulls Fall at Michigan State, 28-12

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.

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