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."
125-Austin Macias/Gage Datlovsky
133-Jacob Blaha/Lucas Bernal
141-Bryan Lantry/John Arceri
165-Troy Keller/Noah Grover
184-Logan Rill/Pete Acciardi
Northern Illinois Lineup