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Binghamton picks up seventh straight win

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton wrestling team recorded their seventh straight win after taking a pair of EIWA wins over Drexel and Hofstra in front of 271 fans Sunday afternoon. Head coach Kyle Borshoff's squad rallied for a 21-20 electric win over Drexel before handling Hofstra 30-14.

"I think the guys are doing an awesome job," Borshoff said. "We keep getting a little better everyday. We just need to keep focusing on fine-tuning the little things and I think we're going to have a good finish to the regular season and look good rolling into the championships."

Highlights
  • Five Bearcats went 2-0 on the day. Anthony Sparacio, Vincent DePrez, No. 9 Lou DePrez, Audey Ashkar and Zack Trampe each won back-to-back matches.
  • Sparacio kicked the Bearcats off against Drexel with a 14-4 major decision, his second of the season. The bonus point was one of four over the course of the match.
  • The Dragons took the next three matches to pull ahead 12-4.
  • Vincent DePrez and Lou DePrez combined for eight team points to tie the team score at 12.
  • Drexel won back-to-back matches at 197 and heavyweight to pull ahead 20-12 with two matches to go.
  • Ashkar battled for an 8-5 win over Mininno to pull the Bearcats within five.
    Trampe scored six takedowns over Alex Salas before pinning him at 4:27 to win the match 21-20.
  • Anthony Sparacio recorded his ninth straight win with a forfeit at 141-pounds from
  • Hofstra. The junior is now 21-9 overall.
  • Frankie Garcia got his first win of the day with a 9-5 decision over Heller.
  • Hofstra won the next two weights, but a forfeit at 174 pushed Binghamton ahead 15-9. The forfeit was Vincent DePrez's seventh straight win and career win 89.
  • No. 9 Lou DePrez won by fall over Trey Rogers at 1:47 for his second of the season.
  • DePrez has now won his last six out of seven matches by bonus points and his eighth straight. He leads the team with a 22-4 overall record.
  • Hofstra won back-to-back matches at 197 and heavyweight to tighten the team score 21-15.
  • Ashkar came out strong at 125 and pinned Dylan Ryder at 2:48, his second in three matches.
  • Trampe ended the day on a win, taking a 12-2 major over Jacob Martin and a 30-14 win over the Pride.

    How It Happened

    Binghamton 21, Drexel 20
    141 | Anthony Sparacio MD Nicholar Widmann, 14-4 (Binghamton leads 4-0)
    149 | Parker Kropman dec. Frankie Garcia, 7-2 (Binghamton leads 4-3)
    157 | Evan Barczak dec. Chris Barker, 4-0 (Drexel leads 6-4)
    165 | No. 15 Ebed Jarrell FALL Dylan Wood, 2:05 (Drexel leads 12-4)
    174 | Vincent DePrez MD Trevor Elfvin, 11-3 (Drexel leads 12-8)
    184 | No. 9 Lou DePrez MD Anthony Walters, 20-7 (Drexel and Binghamton tied 12-12)
    197 | Stephen Loiseau TF Alex Melikian, 17-0 3:00 (Drexel leads 17-12)
    285 | Joey Goodhart dec. Joe Doyle, 2-0 (Drexel leads 20-12)
    125 | Audey Ashkar dec. Antonio Mininno, 8-5 (Drexel leads 20-15)
    133 | Zack Trampe FALL Alex Salas, 4:31 (Binghamton wins 21-20)

    Binghamton 30, Hofstra 14
    141- Anthony Sparacio wins by forfeit (Binghamton leads 6-0)
    149- Frankie Garcia dec. Holden Heller, 9-5 (Binghamton leads 9-0)
    157- Ryan Burkert dec. Chris Barker, 4-0 (Binghamton leads 9-3)
    165- Ricky Stamm FALL Matt Swanson, 2:59 (Binghamton and Hofstra tied 9-9)
    174- Vincent DePrez wins by forfeit (Binghamton leads 15-9)
    184- #9 Lou DePrez FALL Trey Rogers, 1:47 (Binghamton leads 21-9)
    197- Nezar Haddad dec. Alex Melikian, 6-2 (Binghamton leads 21-12)
    285- Omar Haddad dec. Joe Doyle, 3-2 (Binghamton leads 21-15)
    125- Audey Ashkar FALL Dylan Ryder, 2:48 (Binghamton leads 27-14) (Hofstra lost team point for unsportsmanlike conduct)
    133- Zack Trampe MD Jacob Martin, 12-2 (Binghamton wins 30-14) (Binghamton lost team point for unsportsmanlike conduct)

    Next Up
    The Bearcats are back at home on Friday, Feb. 15 for senior night against Bucknell. The match is slated for a 7 p.m. start time in the West Gym.
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