VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton wrestling team claimed its first dual victory over the season tonight in a 24-12 battle over Penn. The Bearcats won seven out of 10 contested bouts, two by bonus point, to seal the deal.
"It's always nice to get the first win of the season out of the way," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "We came out here tonight and every single guy on the team put forth a really great effort. Like everything else in life, winning is a skill that you need to practice and the more you win the easier it gets. We just need to keep wrestling the way we did tonight and good things will start to happen."
Four Bearcats recorded their first dual victories of the season in tonight's match
Trailing 2-1 through the second period against Goldin, Joe Doyle combined for an escape and a takedown in the third to close out the match. The redshirt freshman earned his first dual win of his career and his 11th victory of the season.
Zack Trampe walked away with his first career dual win tonight with a hard fought 4-3 win over Doug Zapf. The redshirt freshman scored a takedown early in the first period to take the lead, but let up an escape and a takedown to Zapf in the 2nd. Trailing 3-2, Trampe escaped to tie it at 3, and Zapf got called for stalling to give Trampe the go ahead point.
141-pounder Anthony Sparacio won his third straight dual match this evening with a 9-6 victory over Aronoff. Sparacio combined for two takedowns and a reversal plus ride time to move to 3-1 and 15-9 overall.
At 157 pounds, Dylan Wood recorded his first dual win of the season with a 7-5 win over Oliva. Two takedowns, a reversal and a point for ride time sealed the deal and tied the team scores at 12.
In the exhilarating match of the night, 165-pounder Aidan Monteverdi clinched a 10-8 sudden victory win for his first of the season over DeLuise. Monteverdi hung tough through three periods, scoring a takedown late in the third to force the match into sudden victory. The redshirt freshman scored 20 seconds into overtime to get his hand raised and cushion the Bearcats with a 15-12 team lead.
Vincent DePrez won career match number 83 in dominating fashion, scoring three takedowns en route to a 9-1 major decision over Hendricks.
#8 Lou DePrez locked the door and threw away the key, recording a 15-0 tech fall over Laughlin to secure the Bearcats their first dual victory of the season. The win moves DePrez to 30, 18-4 overall with seven bonus point wins.
197 | Patrik Garren dec. Alex Melikian, 13-7 (Penn 3, BU 0)
285 | Joe Doyle dec. Ben Goldin, 5-2 (Penn 3, BU 3)
125 | Carmen Ferrante dec. Audey Ashkar (Penn 6, BU 3)
133 | Zack Trampe dec. Doug Zapf, 4-3 (Penn 6, BU 6)
141 | Anthony Sparacio dec. Grant Aronoff, 9-6 (Penn 6, BU 9)
149 | #14 Anthoy Artalona FALL Frankie Garcia, 4:15 (Penn 12, BU 9)
157 | Dylan Wood dec. Joe Oliva, 7-5 (Penn 12, BU 12)
165 | Aidan Monteverdi dec. Evan DeLuise, SV-1 7:28 (10-8) (Penn 12, BU 15)
174 | Vincent DePrez MD Jake Hendricks, 9-1 (Penn 12, BU 19)
184 | #8 Lou DePrez TF Jalen Loughlin, 15-0 (Penn 12, BU 24)
The Bearcats travel to Columbia on Sunday, Jan. 20 for an EIWA matchup. The dual is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start time.