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Bulls Score Early Upset, Earn Split on First Day of Virginia Duals
HAMPTON, VA - Though it faced some of the best teams in the nation, the Buffalo wrestling team came out with a purpose Friday morning and scored a convincing 24-12 upset over Virginia at the 31st Annual Virginia Duals. In the second dual of the day, the Bulls fell to fifteenth ranked Michigan.
The win over the Cavaliers was the second straight over teams receiving votes in the NWCA national top 25 after it beat Binghamton less than a week ago. Virginia came in to the day as the sixth seed in the sixteen-team tournament field and ended up being the only seeded team to be upset.
-- Day Two --
Bulls Finish Eighth at Virginia Duals
The Buffalo wrestling team finished eighth out of 16 teams after finishing the tournament with a 2-3 record. The team routed Rider in its first match 30-9 but fell to Wyoming and Edinboro.
The Bulls won seven of its 10 matches against the Brocs.Sean Walton opened with a decisive pin and the team won four of the first five matches in the meet. Along with Walton's pin, Mark Lewandowski soon after earned a dominating 15-0 technical fall over Rider's Ramon Santiago. Josh Peters won a major decision at 197 pounds and Brett Correll pinned his opponent in the heavyweight division to ice the match.
The team will head home with a 6-5 overall record in dual meets and will look to rebound in its next match, a rematch with Edinboro Sunday at Alumni Arena. Match time is set for 5 pm, right after the men's basketball game versus Akron.
By The Numbers
92 - Career wins for Green, who is in position to become the first junior in program history to win 100 matches as a junior.
82 - Career wins for Smith, moving him to 14th place in program history, passing Scott Slade and Harold Sherrell.
3 - Number of seasons that junior John-Martin Cannon has won at least 20 matches. With a 20-15 record this season, Cannon now has 64 career wins.