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    Bucknell breaks school record for wins in a season

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bucknell wrestling team closed a four-match road trip Saturday night with a 27-9 victory at American. The win was the eighth in a row for the Bison, who improved to 13-3 overall and 6-0 against EIWA opponents, and broke the school record for dual victories in a season.

    Bucknell won seven of the 10 bouts against the Eagles (6-10, 1-5 EIWA), including the first four in a row to take an early 16-0 advantage.

    The match began at 174 pounds and Bison sophomore Joey Krulock posted an 11-9 decision to get things started for the Bison, who have 23 wins over the last two years to equal the most in any two-year span in program history. Krulock’s win was his first dual victory of the season as he took to the mat for the first time in nearly a month. He scored two takedowns in the final minute of the third period to break a 7-7 tie and clinch the outcome.

    Tom Sleigh followed with a two-point decision at 184, while Tyler Lyster recorded his career-high sixth pin of the year at 197. He has now won six consecutive matches and has a career-high 25 victories this season. Lyster led 10-0 at the time of his pin.

    Joe Stolfi then extended his personal winning streak to 18 with a dominating 10-0 major decision over Chris McDermand at 285.

    Perhaps the most anticipated bout of the night was next as it featured nationally ranked Paul Petrov (Bucknell) against fellow nationally ranked grappler David Terao (American) at 125 pounds. Terao led 5-2 after the first period and Petrov could not get closer than two points the rest of the way as he lost for just the second time since the calendar flipped to 2015.

    After a loss at 133 pounds, Bucknell wrestlers won three of the final four bouts as Tyler Smith (141), Victor Lopez (149) and Robert Schlitt (165) recorded victories. Lopez and Schlitt both recorded major decisions to give Bucknell four bonus-point wins on the night.

    Bucknell, which is in the midst of its longest winning streak since the late 1980s, will return to Davis Gym to begin a three-match homestand Friday, Feb. 13, against Franklin & Marshall. The Bison will also host Army the next day. Both matches will air live on Bison Vision on the Patriot League Network.

    174: Joey Krulock (B) dec. Nick Carey (A), 11-9.
    184: Tom Sleigh (B) dec. Jeric Kasunic (A), 9-7.
    197: Tyler Lyster (B) pinned Brett Dempsey (A), 3:52.
    285: No. 11 Joe Stolfi (B) maj. dec. Chris McDermand (A), 10-0.
    125: No. 17 David Terao (A) dec. No. 16 Paul Petrov (B), 8-4.
    133: Josh Terao (A) dec. Grim Gonzalez (B), 4-2.
    141: Tyler Smith (B) dec. Michael Sprague (A), 11-7.
    149: Victor Lopez (B) maj. dec. Tom Page (A), 12-2.
    157: John Boyle (A) dec. Rustin Barrick (B), 9-3.
    165: Robert Schlitt (B) maj. dec. Brad Mutchnik (A), 8-0.

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