Buffalo completes road-trip sweep with 26-7 win at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team took down George Mason, 26-7, at the George Mason Field House on Saturday afternoon. The win completed the Bulls' road trip sweep after defeating Binghamton on Thursday night.

The Bulls won the first three matches to take a commanding 11-0 lead in the dual. Kyle Akins, coming off a pin in the Binghamton match, started things off with an 18-3 technical fall over Talha Farooq at 125.

Derek Spann kept rolling with an 11-10 decision at 133. The Bulls sophomore rallied from a 10-5 deficit to pull out the one-point win and improve to 6-0 in duals on the season.

At 141, John Arceri won his first dual as a Bull, defeating Julio Alegria, 5-2.

The Bulls won five of the next six matches and four of those matches were decided in overtime.

Alex Smythe won by sudden victory over Kolby Ho, 7-5, at 157. Jake Lanning followed with a 6-4 decision over Cornelius Schuster at 174.

Logan Rill earned a 3-1 overtime win over Paul Pierce at 184. Sam Schuyler followed with a 3-1 sudden victory over Eli Spencer at 197.

In the final bout, Jake Gunning upset Matthew Voss, ranked eighth in the nation. Gunning got the takedown in overtime for the win.

"First, hats off to Coach Beasley and his staff. I have known him for 20 years and he had his team ready for a dog fight," head coach John Stutzman said. "Secondly, I'm proud of my team. They have been through a lot to get to this point in the year. This was a hard road trip and we came out 2-0."

The Bulls will hit the mats for the first time against a conference foe next Sunday when the travel to Missouri.

125 - Kyle Akins (Buffalo) technical fall over Talha Farooq (Mason), 18-3 | 5-0 Buffalo
133 - Derek Span (Buffalo) decision over Mel Ortiz (Mason), 11-10 | 8-0 Buffalo
141 - John Arceri (Buffalo) decision over Julio Alegria (Mason), 5-2 | 11-0 Buffalo
149 - Tejon Anthony (Mason) major decision over Jason Estevez (Buffalo), 12-3 | 11-4 Buffalo
157 - Alex Smythe (Buffalo) decision over Kolby Ho (Mason), 7-5 SV-1 | 14-4 Buffalo
165 - Colston DiBlasi (Mason) decision over Noah Grover (Buffalo), 12-6 | 14-7 Buffalo
174 - Jake Lanning (Buffalo) decision over Cornelius Schuster (Mason), 6-4 | 17-7 Buffalo
184 - Logan Rill (Buffalo) decision over Paul Pierce (Mason), 3-1 SV-1| 20-7 Buffalo
197 - Sam Schuyler (Buffalo) decision over Eli Spencer (Mason), 3-1 SV-1 | 23-7 Buffalo
285 - Jake Gunning (Buffalo) decision over Matthew Voss (Mason), 3-1 SV-1 | 26-7 Buffalo


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