YPSILANTI, MI – The Buffalo wrestling team dropped its mid-week match on Wednesday evening to Eastern Michigan, losing 31-7. Kevin Smith‘s 119th career victory was the highlight of the match, as it moved him into a tie for second place on the program’s career win list.
Smith earned a 9-5 win over Corey Phillips in the 141 match and now is tied up with former teammate Jimmy Hamel for second place in career overall wins, and his 50 dual meet wins inch him ever closer to Kyle Cerminara’s program record.
Blake Roulo followed up with an explosive performance at 149 pounds, taking a 15-6 major decision over Jaylyn Bohl to cut even more into Eastern’s initial 9-0 lead, but the final six UB wrestlers could only muster 16 total points, includingClay Reeb‘s 11 in a 16-11 loss at 165 pounds as the fill in forMark Lewandowski.
Now 5-14 (0-4 MAC), Buffalo will hit the final weekend of the regular season on Feb. 18 with a dual against Northern Illinois before facing SIU-Edwardsville the following day. Both matches will be held at 1 pm.
125: Jared Germaine (EMU) dec. Max Soria (UB), 13-7 EMU 3, UB 0
133: Andrew Novak (EMU) fall Justin Farmer (UB), 4:48 EMU 9, UB 0
141: Kevin Smith (UB) dec. Corey Phillips (EMU), 9-5 EMU 9, UB 3
149: Blake Roulo (UB) maj. dec. Jaylyn Bohl (EMU), 15-6 EMU 9, UB 7
157: Aaron Sulzer (EMU) dec. Wally Maziarz (UB), 9-3 EMU 12, UB 7
165: Lester France (EMU) dec. Clay Reeb (UB), 16-11 EMU 15, UB 7
174: Phillip Joseph (EMU) dec. Jake Waste (UB), 4-1 EMU 18, UB 7
184: Khodor Hoballah (EMU) maj. dec. Dom Montesanti (UB), 9-1 EMU 22, UB 7
197: Nick Whitenburg (EMU) tech. fall Justin Heiserman (UB), 16-0 (3:00) EMU 27, UB 7
HWT: Wes Schroeder (EMU) maj. dec. Jedd Mason (UB), 10-0 EMU 31, UB 7