The Binghamton University wrestling team defeated Scared Heart by a score of 25-9 Friday afternoon in Vestal. The Bearcats won seven of 10 bouts, highlighted by Carson Sauriol's first career dual victory at 125 pounds and a major decision by heavyweight Joe Doyle to close things out.Sauriol kicked things off with an early takedown of Sacred Heart's Sean Faraon. He would add another entering the third period to lead 4-0. Faroan ended the bout with an escape and takedown, but Sauriol was able to come away with a 5-3 win.
"We came away with a win, which was great, but we need to find a way to get more points on the board," said head coach Kyle Borshoff. "I'm expecting more from our guys - more major decisions, tech. falls and pins. We're going to need to score more in order to keep up with the likes of Lehigh and Virginia Tech. I'm happy with the win, but we have work to do."
Following a decision loss at 133 pounds, Anthony Sparacio rebounded from a 2-0 hole against Gerard Daly and gutted out a 5-4 win to give the Bearcats a 6-3 edge.
Despite another decision loss at 149 pounds, Christopher Barker came in on a mission, and took a quick 2-0 lead over TJ Calas. Calas would only manage one escape point throughout the matchup, and Barker picked up a 6-1 decision.
Aidan Monteverdi stopped the match from being a back-and-forth affair with a 9-4 decision over Brandon Levesque. In his first action since the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, Monteverdi set the tone early with two takedowns in the first period.
Following a scoreless first period, Alex Melikian used a quick escape and takedown to vault ahead of Joe Accousti. Melikian was slowed for the remainder of the bout, but held on for a 3-2 decision.
Sacred Heart forfeited at 184 pounds, giving No. 6 Lou DePrez a victory and six points. The win eliminated the Pioneers' hopes of a comeback, and the Bearcats went up 21-6.
Another three points was added to Sacred Heart's total after the 197-pound matchup, but Joe Doyle finished with an impressive 16-5 major decision to close it out. Doyle got Connor Fredericks on his back twice over the final two periods to close in dominating style.
The Bearcats will kick start 2020 at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Jan. 1-2.
125 | Sauriol (BING) DEC Faraon (SHU), 5-3. Binghamton leads SHU 3-0.
133 | Petrillo (SHU) DEC Tomasso Frezza (BING), 6-2. Bout tied 3-3.
141 | Sparacio (BING) DEC Daly (SHU), 5-4. Binghamton leads SHU 6-3.
149 | Palumbo (SHU) DEC Matt Swanson, 6-4. Bout tied at six.
157 | Barker (BING) DEC Calas (SHU), 6-1. Binghamton leads SHU 9-6.
165 | Monteverdi (BING) DEC Levesque (SHU), 9-4. Binghamton leads SHU 12-6.
174 | Melikian (BING) DEC Accousti (SHU), 3-2. Binghamton leads SHU 15-6.
184 | No. 6 DePrez wins via forfeit. Binghamton leads SHU 21-6.
197 | Hetherman (SHU) DEC Nunzio Crowley (BING), 3-1. Binghamton leads SHU 21-9.
285 | Doyle (BING) MD Fredericks (SHU), 16-5. Binghamton defeats SHU 25-9.