BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team earned its first Mid-American Conference dual win of the season in dominant fashion, beating George Mason, 26-10, at Alumni Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Bulls won five of the final six matches, including three matches with bonus points, to pull away for the victory.
Jordan Reyes kicked things off by winning his first career dual in the 125 bout. Trailing, 4-3, entering the third period, the true freshman got an escape and a takedown to help pull away for the 7-4 decision.
Derek Spann won his eighth straight dual, defeating Josh Jones, 7-2, at 133. After a 2-2 first period, Spann got a reversal in the second and a takedown in the third for the victory.
After George Mason won the next two matches to tie the dual, 6-6, Michael Petite got the Bulls back on track with a 5-1 decision over Justin Yorkdale at 157. A first-period takedown followed by a second-period reversal set the tone for the match.
Troy Keller won a 2-1 decision at 165 to extend the UB lead to 12-6. It was the senior's eighth straight dual win.
After dropping the 174 bout, the Bulls won the remaining three matches in style.
Pete Acciardi won by technical fall, 24-9, over Ali Salem at 184. The redshirt-freshman had 11 takedowns in the match for his first career tech fall.
Sam Schuyler followed with a first-period pin of Ram Montalvo in the 197 match. Schuyler needed only 1:11 to pin Montalvo and earn his fourth dual win of the season.
Nolan Terrance finished off the victory with an 8-3 decision over Jake Slinger at 285. After starting the second period on the bottom, Terrance got a reversal and a two-point nearfall to take control of the match.
"Jordan Reyes got his first win in a UB singlet which was important and Nolan Terrance got his first win of the year which was important," head coach John Stutzman said. "We're 3-6, but I like where we're at and I'm happy with these guys."
The Bulls will be back in action on January 5 at Edinboro.
125 - Jordan Reyes (UB) won by decision over Talha Farroq (GMU), 7-4
133 - #15 Derek Spann (UB) won by decision over Josh Jones (GMU), 7-2
141 - Alex Madrigal (GMU) won by decision over Marcus Robinson (UB), 9-2
149 - Colston DiBlasi (GMU) won by decision over John Arceri (UB), 2-0
157 - Michael Petite (UB) won by decision over Justin Yorkdale (GMU), 5-1
165 - Troy Keller (UB) won by decision over Cornelius Schuster (GMU), 3-1
174 - Tony Lombardo (GMU) won by major decision over Jake Lanning (UB), 13-2
184 - Pete Acciardi (UB) won by technical fall over Ali Salem (GMU), 24-9
197 - Sam Schuyler (UB) won by fall over Ram Montalvo (GMU), 1:11
285 - Nolan Terrance (UB) won by decision over Jake Singer (GMU), 8-3