BUFFALO, NY -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team sent their seniors out with a win, defeating Binghamton, 20-15, on Senior Night at Alumni Arena on Friday night. The win snapped the Bulls' four-dual losing streak.
After falling behind, 3-0, Derek Spann wrestled a strong match to upset eighth-ranked Zack Trampe, earning the 9-8 decision. Spann used a takedown, two-point nearfall and a reversal in the second period to build an 8-3 lead. Spann improved to 15-2 in duals with the win.
John Arceri earned a 6-2 decision over Michael Zarif at 149 to tie the dual at 6-6. Arceri had two first-period takedowns and never looked back.
The Bearcats had to forfeit the 157 bout, giving Michael Petite the win. Then at 165, Troy Keller, wrestling in his final home dual, earned a 16-0 technical fall over Dylan Wood. Keller needed only 5:41 to finish the job and put the Bulls ahead, 17-6.
Sam Schuyler sealed the win for the Bulls with a 3-1 sudden victory over Sam DePrez at 197. The match was tied at 1-1 heading into overtime. It didn't take long for Schuyler to get a takedown in the overtime to earn the walk-off win.
"We needed that. We were tight," head coach John Stutzman said. "Hopefully we can keep progressing. We just got keep getting better."
The Bulls will conclude the regular season at Ohio on Sunday, wrestling the Bobcats as well as Gardner-Webb.
125 - Tomassa Frezza (BING) won by decision over Jordan Reyes (UB), 9-8
133 - #20 Derek Spann (UB) won by decision #8 Zack Trampe (BING), 9-8
141 - Antony Sparacio (BING) won by decision over Marcus Robinson (UB), 3-2
149 - John Arceri (UB) won by decision over Michael Zarif (BING), 6-2
157 - Michael Petite (UB) won by forfeit
165 - Troy Keller (UB) won by technical fall over Dylan Wood (BING), 16-0 (5:41)
174 - Aidan Monteverdi (BING) won by decision over Bryson Alsteen (UB), 5-2
184 - #5 Lou DePerez (BING) won by decision over Pete Acciardi (UB), 12-6
197 - Sam Schuyler won by sudden victory over Sam DePrez, 3-1
285 - Joe Doyle (BING) won by decision over Nolan Terrance (UB), 4-0