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AMHERST, N.Y. -- The Ohio wrestling team (7-6, 4-3 MAC) dropped its final Mid-American Conference dual meet of the 2018-10 season, falling to host Buffalo (11-4, 4-2 MAC), 26-12, this afternoon at Alumni Arena.
The Bulls jumped out to a 9-0 lead with wins in the first two bouts. The dual meet began at 125 pounds, with redshirt senior Kyle Akins earning a 6-4 sudden victory. Redshirt sophomore Derek Spann followed by recording a fall in 6:41 at 133.
Senior Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio) got the Bobcats on the board by winning by a 7-2 decision at 141 over redshirt senior Bryan Lantry. Kelly is now 15-2 overall and a perfect 9-0 in dual meets -- including a 7-0 mark in MAC matches. Redshirt freshman Alec Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) got Ohio to within three points of Buffalo thanks to a 5-2 win by decision at 149 over senior Jason Estevez.
Buffalo built its lead up to 20-6, though, as senior Alex Smythe won by forfeit at 157 and junior Troy Keller followed with 20-3 win by technical fall at 165.
Ohio answered with wins at 174 and 184 to make it an eight-point dual. Freshman Logan Stanley (Fredericksburg, Ohio earned an 11-4 win by decision at 174 over redshirt freshman Jake Lanning, giving him his second career dual win and second in three days. Junior Hunter Yeargan (Willard, Mo.) then notched his second-straight dual victory and first of conference action at 184, topping redshirt sophomore Logan Rill with a 5-1 win by decision.
The Bulls sealed the win with a pair of victories at 197 and 285, though, to close out the dual meet. After redshirt senior Brett Perry tallied a 9-8 win by decision at 197, redshirt senior Jake Gunning recorded a 7-3 win by decision at 285.
Ohio wraps up the 2018-19 regular season with a visit to Gardner Webb on Saturday (Feb. 23). The dual meet gets underway at 1 p.m. ET.
Buffalo 26, Ohio 12
125: Kyle Akins (Buffalo) def. Trevor Giallombardo (Ohio), 6-4 (SV-1) (0-3)
133: Derek Spann (Buffalo) def. Shakur Laney (Ohio), fall, 6:41 (0-9)
141: Cameron Kelly (Ohio) def. Bryan Lantry (Buffalo), 7-2 dec. (3-9)
149: Alec Hagan (Ohio) def. Jason Estevez (Buffalo), 5-2 dec. (6-9)
157: Alex Smythe (Buffalo) for. (6-15)
165: Troy Keller (Buffalo) def. Nick Vestal (Ohio), 20-3 tech. (6-20)
174: Logan Stanley (Ohio) def. Jake Lanning (Buffalo), 11-4 dec. (9-20)
184: Hunter Yeargan (Ohio) def. Logan Rill (Buffalo), 5-1 dec. (12-20)
197: Brett Perry (Buffalo) def. Derek Hillman (Ohio), 9-8 dec. (12-23)
285: Jake Gunning (Buffalo) def Zack Parker (Ohio), 7-3 dec. (12-26)