NEW YORK - In the first of three matches this weekend, the Columbia wrestling team held a lead, before Buffalo came back to upend the Lions, 25-13.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 0-5 in dual matches, but have two chances to improve on that tomorrow at LIU Post.

In a match that started at 149, Buffalo took a 4-0 lead after the first bout, thanks to back points in the third period by Nick Palumbo who overtook Jacob Macalolooy’s early 2-1 lead to defeat the senior, 11-3.

Markus Scheidel then began a streak of three consecutive Columbia victories at 157, when the senior upended Kobe Garrehy, 8-3, improving to 4-1 on the season. At 165, it was Laurence Kosoy who tied the match in the third period with an escape, before a riding time point helped him edge Noah Grover, 3-2. Tyrel White won his match in similar fashion against Ryan Kromer at 174, scoring points on a third period escape and a riding time point to win 2-0.

The Bulls trailed the Lions 9-4 going into the 184-pound bout, but Buffalo grabbed the lead with back-to-back wins, holding an 11-9 edge before the heavyweights took the mat.

Garrett Ryan’s commanding third period helped him earn a major decision over Ian James, as the senior tallied two takedowns, a stall point, and a riding time point in the frame for the 11-3 win. The victory helped the heavyweight move to 16-3 overall and 5-0 in the dual season.

Although Columbia held a 13-11 edge after the Ryan win, Buffalo went on to win the final three bouts, taking the match 25-13.

Columbia also had members of the team wrestle at the David H. Lehman F&M Open, as Riley Jacops and Grant Fetchet led the way, winning two matches each.

The Lions head to Brookville, New York tomorrow morning, for a noon match against Clarion before taking on Hofstra at 1:30.

Buffalo 25, Columbia 13
149 – Nick Palumbo MD Jacob Macalolooy, 11-3 (Buffalo, 4-0)
157 – Markus Scheidel Dec. Kobe Gerrehy, 8-3 (Buffalo, 4-3)
165 – Laurence Kosoy Dec. Noah Grover, 3-2 (Columbia, 6-4)
174 – Tyrel White Dec. Ryan Kromer, 2-0 (Columbia, 9-4)
184 – Brett Perry Dec. Anthony Piscopo, 8-4 (Columbia, 9-7)
197 – Joe Ariola MD Andrew Psomas, 10-2 (Buffalo, 11-9)
HWT – Garrett Ryan MD Ian James, 11-3 (Columbia, 13-11)
125 – Kyle Akins Fall Hunter Dusold (2:28) (Buffalo, 17-13)
133 – Bryan Lantry MD Alec Kelly, 16-6 (Buffalo, 21-13)
141 – Jason Estevez MD JP Ascolese, 13-3 (Buffalo, 25-13)

David H. Lehman F&M Open

Sam Ward (149)
L, Zach Barnes (Millersville), 23-5
L, Will Lawrence (VMI), 5-2

Riley Jacops (157)
W, Chase De Maille (Maryland), 6-1
L, Felix Belga (Drexel), Fall (3:39)
W, Chase Gardner (Bloomsburg), 7-3
L, Christian Innarella (Princeton), 7-3

Dylan Geick (157)
L, Brock Biddle (Pitt), Fall (2:25)
L, Ike McMillian (Army), 5-3 

AJ Meyers (165)
L, Christian Labrie (Brown), Fall (5:17)
W, David Russell (Army), 14-3
L, Dale Tiongson (Princeton), 5-3 

Grant Fetchet (165)
W, Patrick O’Donnell (Sacred Heart), 4-2
L, Aidan Monteverdi (Binghamton), 10-2
W, Hunter Costa (Davidson), 8-4
L, Dale Tiongson (Princeton), 6-2) 

Donny Donnelly (174)
L, Frank Guida (Bucknell), 6-3
L, Kyle Inlander (Bucknell), 6-5

Jacob Young (184)
L, Conor Fenn (Davidson), 10-9
W, Kyle Davis (Buffalo), 9-3
W, Chris Morgan (Army), 8-6
L, Anthony Mancini (F&M), 13-4

Brian Bonino (184)
L, Kanon Dean (Harvard), 8-0
W, Colin Gussman (Campbell), 5-4
L, Chris Morgan (Army), 10-2

Daniel Herman (HWT)
L, Anthony Pelusi (F&M), 7-1
L, Angus Cowell (Harvard), 5-4