SANBORN, NY - Thanks in part to 10 total wins by fall and two tech falls, the Buffalo wrestling team put up a high-scoring day at its quad meet, beating Gardner-Webb 43-3, and Niagara County Community College 47-3 while dropping a dual to Bloomsburg 23-10. A trio of Bulls went undefeated through multiple matches, headlined by senior Kevin Smith.
The team opened the day against Gardner-Webb and reeled off three straight wins, including pins by Max Soria (125 lbs.) and Smith (141). After Chris Conti dropped an overtime decision to returning national qualifier Ryan Medved at 149 pounds, Buffalo cruised the rest of the way. Dominic Montesanti (157) and Justin Heiserman (197) earned decisions while Mark Lewandowski (165) and Jake Waste (174) each won technical falls in just the first period. Jedd Mason returned from a month-long injury to earn a second-period pin at heavyweight and Zach Ward also won by fall in the 184 pound bout, for the first pin of his career in dual meets.
In its next match, the Bulls took two of the first three matches but Justin Farmer (133) could not hold on to his lead through the final period and lost 3-2. Soria won a decision and Smith took a 10-2 major decision to give the Bulls an early 7-3 lead. The back end of the Huskies lineup was too much for the team to overcome, however, as Bloomsburg swept all four matches following Lewandowski's 6-2 decision and won 23-10.
For the final match of the day, UB made three substitutions against Niagara County Community College, and all three of the subs earned victories. Sean Walton put his opponent on his back early in the third period to lead off the match, and Taylor Golba followed at 133 with a 6-2 decision. The third sub, Clay Reeb, earned a third-period pin as well in the 157 pound match in his first dual for Buffalo since transfering from Oklahoma over the summer. Smith earned his second pin of the day and Lewandowski earned his second tech fall of the day as UB secured bonus points in seven of its nine wins to pull out a 47-3 romp.
The two wins were the first for the team in this dual season, and it moves its overall record to 2-7 (0-1 MAC). The team will rest over the holiday break and celebrate the New Year on Jan. 2 with a home dual against regional rival Binghamton. Because of the on-going renovations to Alumni Arena, the match will be held at Lancaster High School at 7 pm.
Buffalo 43, Gardner-Webb 3
|125||Max Soria (Buffalo) FALL Michael Slaughter (Gardner-Webb) 2:40.||6.00||0|
|133||Justin Farmer (Buffalo) DEC Robert Golde (Gardner-Webb) 14-8.||3.00||0|
|141||Kevin Smith (Buffalo) FALL Davante Andujar (Gardner-Webb) 3:58.||6.00||0|
|149||Ryan Medved (Gardner-Webb) DEC Chris Conti (Buffalo) 6-1.||0||3.00|
|157||Dominic Montesanti (Buffalo) DEC Alex Medved (Gardner-Webb) 5-2.||3.00||0|
|165||Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo) TECH FALL Justin Guthrie (Gardner-Webb) 2:06 15-0.||5.00||0|
|174||Jake Waste (Buffalo) TECH FALL Aaron Rabin (Gardner-Webb) 2:15 16-0.||5.00||0|
|184||Zach Ward (Buffalo) FALL Julian Ming (Gardner-Webb) 5:23.||6.00||0|
|197||Justin Heisermen (Buffalo) DEC Travis Porter (Gardner-Webb) 3-1.||3.00||0|
|285||Jedd Mason (Buffalo) FALL Justin Kozera (Gardner-Webb) 4:55.||6.00||0|
|Dual Meet Score||43.0||3.0|
Bloomsburg 23, Buffalo 10
|125||Max Soria (Buffalo) DEC Sean Boylan (Bloomsburg) 5-2.||3.00||0|
|133||Nick Wilcox (Bloomsburg) DEC Justin Farmer (Buffalo) 3-2.||0||3.00|
|141||Kevin Smith (Buffalo) MAJ DEC Derek Shingara (Bloomsburg) 10-2.||4.00||0|
|149||Bryce Busler (Bloomsburg) MAJ DEC Chris Conti (Buffalo) 16-5.||0||4.00|
|157||Frank Hickman (Bloomsburg) MAJ DEC Dominic Montesanti (Buffalo) 12-4.||0||4.00|
|165||Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo) DEC Kevin Hartnett (Bloomsburg) 6-2.||3.00||0|
|174||Mike Dessino (Bloomsburg) DEC Jake Waste (Buffalo) 4-2.||0||3.00|
|184||Sam Shirey (Bloomsburg) DEC Zach Ward (Buffalo) 6-4.||0||3.00|
|197||Richard Perry (Bloomsburg) DEC Justin Heisermen (Buffalo) 12-6.||0||3.00|
|285||Zachary Walsh (Bloomsburg) DEC Jedd Mason (Buffalo) 4-0.||0||3.00|
|Dual Meet Score||10.0||23.0|
Buffalo 47, Niagara County Community College 3
|125||Sean Walton (Buffalo) FALL Dwann Hall (Niagara Community College) 5:44.||6.00||0|
|133||Taylor Golba (Buffalo) DEC Caleb Green (Niagara Community College) 6-2.||3.00||0|
|141||Kevin Smith (Buffalo) FALL Ryan Baer (Niagara Community College) 2:31.||6.00||0|
|149||Chris Conti (Buffalo) DEC Stephen Liebler (Niagara Community College) 7-2.||3.00||0|
|157||Clay Reeb (Buffalo) FALL Irvin Buck (Niagara Community College) 5:47.||6.00||0|
|165||Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo) TECH FALL Kris Schimek (Niagara Community College) 5:45 20-4.||5.00||0|
|174||Jake Waste (Buffalo) FALL David Lyons (Niagara Community College) 5:30.||6.00||0|
|184||Zach Ward (Buffalo) FALL Joe McGrath (Niagara Community College) 3:29.||6.00||0|
|197||Justin Heisermen (Buffalo) FALL Aireol Harper (Niagara Community College) 0:20.||6.00||0|
|285||Lance Moore (Niagara Community College) DEC Jedd Mason (Buffalo) 7-3.||0||3.00|
|Dual Meet Score||47.0||3.0|