Binghamton defeats Columbia

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Binghamton wrestling team had some fun in the Big Apple today, clinching a 23-12 victory over Columbia to win their second straight dual.

"I'm really proud of the way our athletes wrestled this weekend," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "Today ws a fantastic effort against Columbia. Aidan got the team rolling with a nice revenge win, after that the team dug in and gave a great effort to win seven out of 10 bouts. Anthony Sparacio also picked up a nice revenge win tonight and continues to get better every time he steps on the mat. I'm looking forward to next weekend and hope we can keep the same focus and effort moving forward."

  • With back-to-back wins under Borshoff's squad's belt, the Bearcats move to 2-3 overall and 2-2 in EIWA matchups
  • Binghamton won seven out of 10 bouts in the conference dual Sunday afternoon at the Blue Gym
  • 141-pounder Anthony Sparacio and 184-pounder Lou DePrez both won their fourth straight match this afternoon
  • Lou DePrez leads the team with a 19-4 overall record, 4-0 in duals. The redshirt freshman is currently ranked No. 8 in the country and has eight bonus point wins on the season.
  • Sparacio trails closely behind, moving to 16-9 overall on the season with a 4-1 dual mark.
  • 165-pounder Aidan Monteverdi won his second straight match over Columbia's Kosoy, hitting multiple double leg takedowns en route to an 11-7 decision
  • The Bearcats took the next four-straight matches, leading a scoreless Columbia 16-0 heading into the 125 match
  • Alex Melikian won his first dual match of the season, tied 1-1 with Wustefeld late in the third. Melikian got the go ahead takedown with just 35 seconds to go to secure the 3-2 win.
  • Joe Doyle came up with a clutch win at heavyweight in similar fashion, nabbing a 3-2 dec. and his second straight win.
  • 133-pounder Zack Trampe played seven minutes of catch and release with Columbia's Good, coming up just short of a tech fall. Trampe won his second consecutive with a 20-6 major decision.

    165 - Aidan Monteverdi dec. Laurence Kosoy, 11-7 (3-0, Binghamton)
    174 - Vincent DePrez dec. Max Elling, 6-3 (6-0, Binghamton)
    184 - Lou DePrez MD Joe Franzese, 12-2 (10-0, Binghamton)
    197 - Alex Melikian dec. Sam Wustefeld, 3-2 (13-0, Binghamton)
    HWT - Joe Doyle dec. Dan Herman, 3-2 (16-0, Binghamton)
    125 - Joe Manchio dec. Steven Bulzomi, 8-3 (16-3, Binghamton)
    133 - Zach Trampe MD Spencer Good, 20-6 (20-3, Binghamton)
    141 - Anthony Sparacio dec. Danny Fongaro, 8-1 (23-3, Binghamton)
    149 - Cole Corrigan dec. Frankie Garcia, 6-2 (23-6, Binghamton)
    157 - Dan Reed FALL Dylan Wood, 4:48 (23-12, Binghamton)

    Next Up
    Binghamton travels to Boston for back-to-back matches on Jan. 26. The Bearcats take on two EIWA opponents in Harvard at 1 p.m. and Brown at 7 p.m.
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