Northern Colorado rolls at Armbar at the Armory
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Northern Colorado (4-0), receiving votes in the National College Wrestling Association Coaches Poll, cruised to a pair of victories at the Armbar at the Armory Friday.
The Bears cruised past Buffalo 35-6, winning nine of the 10 bouts in the opening match. In the nightcap, UNC claimed another nine victories, dominated Presbyterian College.
125: Stevo Poulin – ranked ninth by Intermat – claimed his third and fourth victories of the season. In the opener, Poulin earned a 20-5 tech fall victory, before closing his night with a pin, helping his team to early advantages.
133: Dominick Serrano picked up a pair of tech falls, closing out his opponent in the first set 19-4, before recording a 24-6 decision in match two.
141: Armando Garcia earned a 14-2 major Dec. in the first match, while Rudy Lopez saw action in the second match, recording an 8-5 decision.
149: Benji Alanis registered a pair of tightly contested matches, winning by a 3-1 decision in the first contest, followed by a 3-2 result in the finale.
157: Vincent Zerban – ranked 14th by Intermat - tallied nine points for the Bears in the two duals, first with a 17-4 major Dec., before earning a 16-1 tech fall.
165: Derek Matthews notched a 9-0 maj. Dec and a fall in 2:59, adding 10 points to the team totals on the evening.
174: Aydin Rix-McElhinney claimed a tech fall in the first match, before suffering a tech fall in the final two.
184: Branson Britten suffered a 10-5 setback, before Andrew Donahue netted a 5-2 decision.
197: Noah Pettigrew went 1-1 on the day, losing by a pinfall in the opener, before rebounding with a 2-0 decision.
285: Xavier Doolin recorded a pair of falls, winning 12 team points for UNC.
UNC HEAD COACH POSTMATCH QUOTES
"I thought we wrestled well today," head coach Troy Nickerson said. "We are still young and making mistakes but we will improve. We have a tough task ahead of us Sunday and are looking forward to it."
RV Northern Colorado 35, Buffalo 6
125: Stevo Poulin UNC tech fall Max Elton BU, 20-5 (TF; 6:01) 5-0
133: Dominick Serrano tech fall Tommy Maddox BU, 24-6 (TF; 2:14) 10-0
141: Rudy Lopez UNC Dec. SV Andy Lucinski BU, 8-5 13-0
149: Benji Alanis UNC Dec. Kaleb BU, 3-2 16-0
157: Vincent Zerban UNC maj. Dec Ty Raines BU, 17-4 20-0
165: Derek Matthews UNC maj. Dec. Derek Matthews BU, 9-0 24-0
174: Aydin Rix-McElhinney tech fall Marcus Petite BU, 19-4 (TF; 6:07) 29-0
184: Chase Kranitz BU Dec. Branson Britten UNC, 10-5 29-3
197: Sam Mitchell BU Dec. Noah Pettigrew UNC, 2-0 29-6
285: Xavier Doolin UNC pinned Magnus Bibla BU, WBF (0:41) 35-6
RV Northern Colorado 44, Presbyterian College 5
125: Stevo Poulin UNC pinned Trent Dominquez PC, WBF (2:37) 6-0
133: Dominick Serrano UNC tech fall Bradyen Adams PC, 19-4 (TF; 4:27) 11-0
141: Armando Garcia UNC maj. Dec. Ryan Luna PC, 13-2 15-0
149: Benji Alanis UNC Dec. Trent Donahue PC, 3-1 18-0
157: Vincent Zerban UNC tech fall Elijah Holiday PC, 16-1 (TF; 3:00) 23-0
165: Derek Matthews UNC pinned Michael Ramirez PC, WBF (2:59) 29-0
174: Reed Douglass PC tech fall Aydin Rix-McElhinney UNC, 28-11; (TF; 6:27) 29-5
184: Andrew Donahue UNC Caleb Roe PC, 5-2 32-5
197: Noah Pettigrew UNC pinned George Hopkins PC, WBF (1:26) 38-5
285: Xavier Doolin UNC pinned Morvens St-Jean, WBF (1:09) 44-5
The Bears remain in New York for the Black Knight Invitational at 8 a.m. MT Sunday, Nov. 19.
NEXT HOME MATCH
UNC returns to The Bank at 1 p.m. in the Big 12 opener against West Virginia. To purchase tickets, visit uncbears.com/tickets or call 970-351-4849. Tickets can also be purchased at the C-campus Commons Ticket Office, Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.