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Wrestling team falls to Arizona State
November 18, 2014Tweet
The Binghamton wrestling team opened its 2014-15 dual match schedule Nov. 15, falling to Arizona State, 23-15, at the Journeymen Tussle hosted by Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, N.Y. The Bearcats picked up four wins on the day, but just one bonus-point victory in their first-ever meeting with the Sun Devils. ASU recorded three bonus-point wins on the day en route to its second straight dual victory.
“I thought it was a highly competitive dual,” head coach Matt Dernlan said. “It came down to executing in key situations and they were able to do a better job at that than us. We matched their effort and wrestled hard, but we lacked the maturity to finish our opportunities.”
Arizona State took an early 3-0 lead with a win at 165, but true freshman Steve Schneider picked up his first collegiate dual victory thanks to a last second take down to even the match. Schneider, who finished fourth at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open last weekend, improved his record to 7-2 with 3-2 win over Ray Waters. In the final seconds of the third period one final lunge allowed Schneider the double-leg take down.
“Steve gutted-out a huge performance when he was having a tough time scoring on the guy,” Dernlan noted. “He never quit, even with short-time he battled until the end and earned a much-deserved victory.”
The Sun Devils opened up some breathing room with a major decision at 184 and a fall at 197, extending their lead to 13-3. Arizona State’s Blake Stauffer, the nation’s ninth ranked wrestler, defeated Jack McKeever before Josh DaSliveira pinned Caleb Wallace in the first period of the 197 bout.
A 10-4 win by senior heavyweight Tyler Deuel (5-0) over Chace Eskam trimmed the deficit to seven before redshirt freshman Thierno Diallo (4-2) defeated Judson Preskitt, 5-2, at 125 to pull Binghamton within four. Deuel, who is ranked No. 20 in the country, dominated his match throughout while Diallo executed a pair of reversals in the second period to secure his win. A forfeit at 133 handed the Bearcats six points and a 15-13 lead, but it was short-lived as Arizona State won the final three bouts for the 23-15 victory.
Binghamton returns to action this weekend, making the short trip to Ithaca for the New York State Intercollegiate Championship at Cornell University.
Arizona State 23, Binghamton 15
165: J. Smith (ASU) def. Z. Zupan (Bing.) by dec., 11-7 (ASU 3, Bing. 0)
174: S. Schneider (Bing.) def. R. Waters (ASU) by dec., 3-2 (ASU 3, Bing. 3)
184: No. 9 B. Stauffer (ASU) def. J. McKeever (Bing.) by maj. dec., 11-2 (ASU 7, Bing. 3)
197: J. DaSliveira (ASU) def. C. Wallace (Bing.) by fall (1st period) (ASU 13, Bing. 3)
Hwt.: No. 20 T. Deuel (Bing.) def. C. Eskam (ASU) by dec., 10-4 (ASU 13, Bing. 6)
125: T. Diallo (Bing.) def. J. Preskitt (ASU) by dec., 5-2 (ASU 13, Bing. 9)
133: D. White (Bing.) def. D. Brady (ASU) by forfeit (Bing. 15, ASU 13)
141: M. Spraggins (ASU) def. D. Caruana (Bing.) by dec., 13-8 (ASU 16, Bing. 15)
149: C. Pagdilao (ASU) def. N. Tighe (Bing.) by maj. dec., 12-1 (ASU 20, Bing. 15)
157: O. Pierce (ASU) def. V. DePrez (Bing.) by dec., 5-1 (ASU 23, Bing. 15)