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Wrestling defeats Northern Illinois for sixth-straight MAC dual victory

Wins by Sam Mitchell and Toby Cahil seal the Bulls’ comeback victory against the Huskies

Graduate student Derek Spann (pictured here in February 2020) earned a 17-2 technical fall in the 133 lb. bout Saturday.
Graduate student Derek Spann (pictured here in February 2020) earned a 17-2 technical fall in the 133 lb. bout Saturday.

UB wrestling (11-5, 6-1 MAC) defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies (5-9, 1-4 MAC), 17-15, Saturday at Alumni Arena.

The come-from-behind victory marked the Bulls’ sixth Mid-American Conference dual win of the season, which set a program record. Despite facing a 15-11 deficit with just two bouts to go, redshirt sophomore Sam Mitchell (7-2 victory in the 197 lb. match) and redshirt senior Toby Cahill (5-2 victory 285 lb. match) each pulled out wins to give UB the two-point comeback victory.

Graduate student Derek Spann earned a 17-2 technical fall in the 133 lb. bout, redshirt senior Ben Freeman won a 3-2 decision in the 141 lb. match and redshirt junior Michael Petite took the 157 lb. match with a 7-4 victory.

The Bulls will travel to Mt. Pleasant, MI to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas (11-2, 6-0 MAC) — No. 21 in the National Wrestling Association Coaches poll — Sunday, Feb. 13 at McGuirk Arena.

Anthony DeCicco is the senior sports editor and can be reached at anthony.decicco@ubspectrum.com and @DeCicco42 on Twitter


ANTHONY DECICCO
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Anthony DeCicco is the Editor-in-Chief of The Spectrum. His words have appeared in outlets such as SLAM Magazine. In 2020, he was awarded First Prize for Sports Column Writing at the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards. In his free time, he can be found watching ‘90s Knicks games and reading NFL Mock Drafts at 3 a.m. 

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