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Army West Point opens home dual schedule with win over Binghamton

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team opened its home dual schedule with a 30-7 victory over Binghamton at Gillis Field House on Sunday afternoon.

The Black Knights improved to 3-2 on the year and 3-0 in duals against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponents.

Army jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after the first two matches with Trey Chalifoux earning a 7-1 decision over Audey Ashkar and Lane Peters exciting the Army crowd with a first-period pin against Zack Trampe. The Black Knights won eight of the 10 matches on the day with three bonus point victories.

Results:
125 lbs.: Trey Chalifoux dec. over Audey Ashkar, 7-1 (Army leads, 3-0)
133 lbs.: Lane Peters pinned Zack Trampe at 2:46 (Army leads, 9-0)
141 lbs.: Anthony Sparacio dec. over Corey Shie, 8-2 (Army leads, 9-3)
149 lbs.: Noah Hanau dec. over Frankie Garcia, 5-3 (Army leads, 12-3)
157 lbs.: Markus Hartman maj. dec. over Dylan Wood 14-1 (Army leads, 16-3)
165 lbs.: Cael McCormick dec. over Aidan Monteverdi, 8-7 (Army leads, 19-3)
174 lbs.: Ben Harvey dec. over Vincent DePrez, 7-2 (Army leads, 22-3)
184 lbs.: #8 Lou DePrez maj. dec. over C.J. Morgan 10-1 (Army leads, 22-7)
197 lbs.: #5 Rocco Caywood tech. fall over Anthony DePrez, 16-1 (Army leads, 27-7)
285 lbs.: Ben Sullivan dec. over Joe Doyle, 7-4 (Army leads, 30-7)

ARMY HIGHLIGHTS AND GAME NOTES
  • Army has defeated Binghamton in each of their last four duals dating back to the 2012-13 season.
  • The Black Knights open their EIWA dual season 3-0 for the second time in three years.
  • Head coach Kevin Ward notched his 15th dual victory against an EIWA opponent while at Army.
  • Chalifoux posted his 15th win of the season.
  • Peters earned his personal-best fourth pin of the season.
  • The Uhrichsville, Ohio, native collected his fifth career dual win.
  • Hanau improves to 2-0 on his career in dual matches.
  • Hartman and Sullivan notched his first collegiate dual win.
  • McCormick picked up the fifth dual win of his career.
  • Harvey secured the team victory for the Black Knights with his 15th career dual victory.
  • Caywood documented his 70th career victory.

    UP NEXT
    The Black Knights continue their conference dual slate with a match at Brown on Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m.
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