Buffalo earns road win at Binghamton

VESTAL, NY -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team went on the road and earned a dominant 29-10 road win at Binghamton on Thursday night. Kyle Akins started things off with a pin at 125 and Derek Spann followed with a first-period tech fall at 133 to set the early tone.

Akins earned his first fall of the season with a pin of Steve Bulzomi midway through the second period. Derek Spann wasted little time taking care of Jason Javier, earning a 17-0 tech fall, in the first period, to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Bulls led 11-0 after just two matches.

After dropping a decision at 141, Jason Estevez got the Bulls back on track with a 13-7 decision over Matt Swanson at 149 to increase the UB lead to 14-3.

Alex Smythe got the Bulls' second pin of the night with a first-period pin of Dylan Wood. Smythe needed only 1:54 to get the win and extend the Buffalo lead to 20-3.

Troy Keller earned his first dual win with the Bulls in come-from-behind fashion. The junior transfer from Niagara County Community College trailed 4-0 before coming back to win a 7-6 decision.

Brett Perry earned a 5-1 decision at 197 to extend the lead to 26-10 and Jake Gunning capped off the win with a 7-4 decision at 285. Gunning earned three points in the third period for the victory.

"It was a great win," head coach John Stutzman said. "Akins and Spann started it off. Keller came back from being down, 4-0. It was a great team win, top to bottom."

The Bulls improved to 4-2 in duals. They will next wrestle at George Mason on Saturday.

125 - Kyle Akins (UB) won by fall over Steve Bulzomi (BU), 4:37
133 - Derek Spann (UB) won by technical fall over Jason Javier (BU), 17-0 (3:00)
141 - Anthony Sparacio (BU) won by decision over Kyle Todrank (UB), 8-3
149 - Jason Estevez (UB) won by decision over Matt Swanson (BU), 13-7
157 - Alex Smythe (UB) won by fall over Dylan Wood (BU), 1:54
165 - Troy Keller (UB) won by decision over Aidan Monteverdi (BU), 7-6
174 - Vincent DePrez (BU) won by major decision over Jake Lanning (UB), 14-4
184 - Lou DePrez (BU) won by decision over Logan Rill (UB), 7-0
197 - Brett Perry (UB) won by decision over Anthony DePrez (BU), 5-1
285 - Jake Gunning (UB) won by decision over Joe Doyle (BU), 7-4


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