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    Stolfi's pin clinches Bucknell's victory over Binghamton

    VESTAL, N.Y. -- An 8-6 decision by Tyler Greene at 197 pounds evened the score and Joe Stolfi followed with his 11th pin of the year to lift the Bucknell wrestling team to a 21-15 victory at Binghamton Friday evening. The Bison captured six of the 10 bouts to improve to 11-6, 5-3 EIWA on the year, while the Bearcats fell to 11-7, 7-4 EIWA.

    It was the second straight year the Bucknell-Binghamton match came down to the final bout. Last year, Stolfi narrowly lost by decision to nationally ranked Tyler Deuel in Davis Gym, but this year he pinned Connor Calkins in 4:31 to clinch the Bison victory. Stolfi improved to 17-1 on the year as he posted his 12th consecutive win.

    Greene took the mat with Bucknell trailing 15-12. He ended up on the right side of an 8-6 decision against Mark Tracy. It was the fifth win by decision of the night for the Bison and it tied the score at 15-15, setting the stage for Stolfi.

    Paul Petrov opened the match with an 8-1 decision at 125 pounds for Bucknell. After a Binghamton pin at 133 pounds, the Bison won three of the next four bouts by decision. Tyler Smith was victorious at 141, while Victor Lopez won at 149 and Robert Schlitt at 165. Those three decisions were by a combined 14 points with the closest margin being four points.

    Following Schlitt's win at 165, the Bison held a 12-9 lead, but nationally ranked Bucknell wrestlers Rustin Barrick (174) and Tom Sleigh (184) both lost by one point to nationally ranked foes.

    The Bison improved to 5-2 all-time against Binghamton with Friday's victory. Bucknell will conclude the regular season Saturday with a 1 p.m. match at Columbia.

    Bucknell 21, Binghamton 15
    Exhibition: Kyle Kelly (Bing) maj. dec. Ben Bliss (Buck), 16-4.
    125: No. 11/9/12 Paul Petrov (Buck) dec. Steven Bulzomi (Bing), 8-1.
    133: Jacob Nicholson (Bing) pinned Grim Gonzalez (Buck), 0:31.
    141: No. --/16/-- Tyler Smith (Buck) dec. Dylan Caruana (Bing), 9-4.
    149: Victor Lopez (Buck) dec. Jesse Dellavecchia (Bing), 6-1.
    157: Vincent DePrez (Bing) dec. Logan Kerin (Buck), 8-5.
    165: Robert Schlitt (Buck) dec. Anthony DePrez (Bing), 5-1.
    174: No. --/28/-- Jack McKeever (Bing) dec. No. 20/22/-- Rustin Barrick (Buck), 3-2.
    184: No. 18/20/-- Steve Schneider (Bing) dec. No. --/23/-- Tom Sleigh (Buck), 5-4.
    197: Tyler Greene (Buck) dec. Mark Tracy (Bing), 8-6
    285: No. 8/8/16 Joe Stolfi (Buck) pinned Connor Calkins (Bing), 4:31.
    Rankings are Intermat/WrestlingReport/FloWrestling

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