SIUE Wrestling Set for First MAC Home Dual


EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Two Mid-American Conference matches are set for the SIUE wrestling team beginning with Buffalo Friday at home and Northern Illinois Sunday on the road.

"This is our first home MAC dual and first dual of the season at the Vadalabene Center so it will be good to get both of those milestones underway," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates.

The Cougars, 0-7 overall and 0-2 in the MAC, tackle a Buffalo squad that is coming off a 25-12 victory over Hofstra. This is the second MAC match of the season for Buffalo, which is 7-3 overall. The Bulls dropped a 30-8 decision at Missouri earlier this season.

The opening whistle for the Buffalo match is 7 p.m.

Northern Illinois also is looking for its first MAC win of the season, having lost to Central Michigan 18-15 and Old Dominion 23-12. Sunday's match will take place at the NIU Convocation Center with a 1 p.m. start.

"We want to come out and fight," said Spates. "We want to start picking up bonus points in our dual matches. We need to minimize giving those up and maximize winning those points."

SIUE Lineup
125-Austin Macias/Gage Datlovsky
133-Jacob Blaha/Lucas Bernal
141-Coleman Brainard
149-Tyshawn Williams
157-Justin Ruffin
165-Nate Higgins
174-Kevin Gschwendtner
184-Sergio Villalobos
197-Christian Dulaney
285-Colton McKiernan

Buffalo Lineup
125-Kyle Akins
133-Derek Spann
141-Bryan Lantry/John Arceri
149-Jason Estevez
157-Alex Smythe
165-Troy Keller/Noah Grover
174-Jake Lanning
184-Logan Rill/Pete Acciardi
197-Brett Perry
285-Jake Gunning 

Northern Illinois Lineup
125-Bryce West
133-Alijah Jeffery
141-Anthony Cheloni
149-McCoy Kent
157-Mason Kauffman
165-Caden McWhirter
174-Brit Wilson
184-Will Feldkamp
197-Max Ihry
285-Caleb Gossett