Bulls Earn Road Win at SIU-Edwardsville, 24-14

Bulls Earn Road Win at SIU-Edwardsville, 24-14

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo wrestling team took down SIU-Edwardsville, 24-14, at the Valdalabene Center on Friday night. The Bulls won four of the first five matches in the dual to set the tone.

Like last night's dual at Missouri, the Bulls had several starters out of the lineup.

Blake Retell earned his first dual win of the season with an 8-2 decision over Joe Antonelli at 133. It was the first of four straight wins for the Bulls.

Jason Estevez won an 8-6 decision over Dakota Leach at 141 and Nick Palumbo took a 9-4 decision from Tyshawn Williams at 149 to extend the UB lead to 9-3.

Kobe Garrehy had his best outing of the season with a second-period pin of Karsten Van Velsor.  Garrehy's pin came 1:18 into the second period.

Ryan Kromer won by forfeit at 174 before the Cougars rattled off two straight wins. Jake Gunning closed out the win with a 3-0 decision over Tommy Helton.

"We are what our records say and that's 5-5," head coach John Stutzman said. "We need more consistency in everything. With Old Dominion coming next Friday, we need to get going."

The Bulls will host Old Dominion next Friday at Alumni Arena.

125 Zac Gentzler (SIUE) def. Justin Patrick (Buffalo), 11-6
133 Blake Retell (Buffalo) def. Joe Antonelli (SIUE), 8-2
141 Jason Estevez (Buffalo) def. Dakota Leach (SIUE), 8-6
149 Nicholas Palumbo (Buffalo) def. Tyshawn Williams (SIUE), 9-4
157 Kobe Garrehy (Buffalo) pinned Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE), 4:18
165 Nate Higgins (SIUE) def. Noah Grover (Buffalo), 12-2
174 Ryan Kromer (Buffalo) won by forfeit
184 Bryce Shewan (SIUE) def. Brett Perry (Buffalo), 17-6
197 Christian Dulaney (SIUE) def. Joe Ariola (Buffalo), SV-2 4-2
285 Jake Gunning (Buffalo) def. Tommy Helton (SIUE), 3-0

Records: SIUE 2-8, Buffalo 4-4