Bulls Fall to #14 Purdue
LANCASTER, PA - The Buffalo wrestling team earned three individual victories, but closed out the 2013 duals season with a 31-10 loss to 14th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers. The dual was part of the NWCA Regional Festival, hosted by Franklin & Marshall University.
Max Soria started out the match with a 4-1 win at 125 pounds, beating Dominique Price 4-1 thanks to a second period takedown and a ride out through the period. The Boilermakers won the next three matches big, with a technical fall at 133, a pin at 141 and a 4-0 decision at 149.
Blake Roulo snapped the losing streak with a wild win at 157 over Tom Churchard, who came into the day ranked in various national rankings. Tied at nine after the first two periods, Roulo started on bottom and got the escape to go up one. After being taken down by Churchard, Roulo got out with another escape to tie it again. With riding time on Churchard's side, Roulo needed a takedown to avoid overtime and got just that, taking him down and riding him out to end the match with a 13-12 win. That brought Buffalo to 14-6 in the team score.
The Bulls would come even closer after yet another win for Mark Lewandowski. The senior ended his dual meet career in a big way, with a 10-0 shutout of Pat Robinson. After a quick takedown and near fall points gave him a 5-0 lead in the first period, he cruised to his ninth straight dual meet win and ninth straight overall win, dating back to Jan. 6.
That would turn out to be the final win of the day for the Bulls, who end the regular season with a 1-11 record in duals. Purdue improved to 16-6 with the win.
The Bulls will now rest up and prepare for the Mid-American Conference championships, to be hosted by Buffalo on March 10. The all-day event at Alumni Arena will begin in the morning and run all day. Be sure to follow BuffaloBulls.com for updates leading up to the day of the event.
#14 Purdue 31, Buffalo 10
125: Max Soria, BUF, dec. Dominique Price, PURD, 4-1
133: Cashe Quiroga, PURD, tech fall Sean Walton, BUF, 21-5
141: Brandon Nelson, PURD, pinned Erik Galloway, BUF, 1:03
149: Ivan Lopouchanski, PURD, dec. Andrew Schutt, BUF, 4-0
157: Blake Roulo, BUF, dec. Tommy Churchard, PURD, 13-12
165: Mark Lewandowski, BUF, maj. dec. Pat Robinson, PURD, 10-0
174: Chad Welch, PURD, maj. dec. Jarred Lux, BUF, 11-0
184: Kyle Mosier, PURD, dec. Tony Lock, BUF, 5-3
197: Braden Atwood, PURD, pinned Angelo Malvestuto, BUF, 0:53
285: Alex White, PURD, maj. dec. Justin Heiserman, BUF, 9-0