Michigan State downs Buffalo to open dual season

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State wrestling team continued its strong start to the 2018-19 campaign on Wednesday, November 28, defeating Buffalo by a final score of 23-12 in the first dual meet of the season. MSU won six bouts, three of which earned the Spartans bonus points.

Michigan State started the evening strong as sophomore Rayvon Foley remained undefeated on the season by earning a 10-2 major decision over Kyle Akins. Foley, who is currently ranked No. 10 at 125 pounds by InterMat, previously defeated Akins, 8-6, in the Spartans' dual against the Bulls last season.

Redshirt senior Anthony Tutolo was narrowly defeated by Derek Spann at 133 pounds despite a lopsided 11-5 tally. The bout between Tutolo and Spann was tied at 5-5 heading into the final 30 seconds, but a takedown and a four-point near fall secured victory for Buffalo with just 16 seconds left in the third period.

MSU rattled off a pair of wins at 141 and 149 pounds to take a 10-3 lead over the Bulls. Redshirt sophomore Alex Hrisopoulos and redshirt freshman Jaden Enriquez earned decisions over John Arceri and Jason Eztevez respectively. Enriquez scored a takedown on Estevez with 18 seconds left in the third period to earn three points for the Spartans.

Buffalo claimed victory at 157 to narrow Michigan State's lead to 10-6, but the Spartans bounced back in a big way by winning at 165, 174 and 184. Redshirt junior Logan Ritchie secured three points for MSU by scoring four points in the third period of his 9-5 defeat of Noah Grover. At 174, redshirt sophomore Drew Hughes got the crowed on its feet by pinning Jake Lanning in 32 seconds.

Redshirt freshman Cameron Caffey secured more bonus points for Michigan State being earning a major decision (14-3) over Logan Rill at 184. Caffey, who entered Wednesday's dual ranked No. 15 by InterMat, continued his unbeaten start to the season at 9-0.

Buffalo rounded out the dual by earning points at 197 and 285.

125: Rayvon Foley (MSU) major dec. Kyle Akins (UB), 10-2; MSU leads, 4-0
133: Derek Spann (UB) dec. Anthony Tutolo (MSU), 11-5; MSU leads, 4-3
141: Alex Hrisopoulos (MSU) dec. John Arceri (UB), 7-3; MSU leads, 7-3
149: Jaden Enriquez (MSU) dec. Jason Estevez (UB), 7-6; MSU leads, 10-3
157: Alex Smythe (UB) dec. Jake Tucker (MSU), 5-4; MSU leads, 10-6
165: Logan Ritchie (MSU) dec. Noah Grover (UB), 9-5; MSU leads, 13-6
174: Drew Hughes (MSU) fall (:32) Jake Lanning (UB); MSU leads, 19-6
184: Cameron Caffey (MSU) major dec. Logan Rill (UB), 12-4; MSU leads, 23-6
197: Sam Schuyler (UB) dec. Nick May (MSU), 8-2; MSU leads, 23-9
285: Jake Gunnig (UB) dec. Christian Rebottaro (MSU), 7-4; MSU leads, 23-12


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