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Wrestlers beat Hofstra, fall to Columbia
January 19, 2015Tweet
Binghamton wrestling spotted in-state rival Hofstra an early 10-point cushion before roaring back to post a 19-16 victory on Jan. 16 at the New York Athletic Club.
With wins in the final three matches (and six overall), the Bearcats delighted their strong alumni contingent, which enjoyed a social function following the “home” match.
Senior heavyweight Tyler Deuel capped the dramatic comeback with a 3-1 decision in the final match of the evening. With the match tied at 16-16, Deuel squared off against sophomore Mike Hughes and used a first-period takedown and second-period escape to build the winning cushion.
Other winners for Binghamton were senior 125-pound David White, freshman 157-pound Vincent DePrez, sophomore Zack Zupan, junior 184-pound Jack McKeever and senior 197-pound Caleb Wallace.
White got the Bearcats off to a rousing start by rallying late for a 4-3 decision. He used a third-period reversal and then extinguished riding time to pull out the narrow win. the Pride responded, however, with three straight wins to build a 13-3 lead. DePrez used a third-period escape to score the lone point of his tight match at 157. Zupan used a pair of first-period takedowns for forge ahead and racked up 2-plus minutes of riding time in his comfortable 9-3 decision. After a Hofstra win at 174 gave the Pride a 16-9 edge, McKeever poured it on late in his match, picking up two third-period takedowns to earn a 12-4 major decision. Wallace tied the match at 16-16 with a 9-3 decision at 197, setting up Deuel’s heroics.
On Jan. 18, the Bearcats fell behind early and could not catch up as they lost to Columbia, 19-18, at the West Gym. The loss was the Bearcats’ first against an EIWA opponent this season.
White got the Bearcats on the board with a 6-1 decision in the opening match of the day, but Columbia responded by reeling off four straight wins to take a commanding 13-3 lead. The Bearcats responded swiftly, with Zupan picking up a pin just over a minute into the first period to make it 13-9. Two matches later, McKeever won by decision, 7-2, to pull the Bearcats to within four with just two matches left.
Unfortunately for Binghamton, Wallace was unable to pull them any closer, as he lost in a back and forth match, 8-6. That loss made the score 19-12 in favor of Columbia, and Deuel’s second-period pin could only bring the score to 19-18 at the completion of the competition.
The Bearcats return to action at 7 p.m. Friday at the West Gym, as they face EIWA foe Drexel.
Binghamton 19, Hofstra 16
125: David White (BING) def. Bryan Damon (HOF) by dec. 4-3 (3-0 Bing)
133: Travis Passaro (HOF) def. Joe Nelson (BING) by maj. dec. 11-2 (4-3 Hofstra)
141: No. 17 Jamel Hudson (HOF) def. Dylan Caruana (BING) by dec. 7-3 (7-3 Hofstra)
149: No. 20 Cody Ruggirello (HOF) def. Nick Tighe (BING) by fall (3:29) (13-3 Hofstra)
157: Vincent DePrez (BING) def. Jahlani Callender (HOF) by dec. 1-0 (13-6 Hofstra)
165: Zack Zupan (BING) def. Nick Terdick (HOF) by dec. 9-3 (13-9 Hofstra)
174: Frank Affronti (HOF) def. Steven Schneider (BING) by dec. 4-0 (16-9 Hofstra)
184: Jack McKeever (BING) def. Cory Damiana (HOF) by maj. dec. 12-4 (16-13 Hofstra
197: Caleb Wallace (BING) def. Michael Oxley (HOF) by dec. 9-3 (16-16)
Hwt: Tyler Deuel (BING) def. Mike Hughes (HOF) by dec. 3-1 (19-16 Bing)
Columbia 19, Binghamton 18
125: David White (BING) def. Johnson Mai (COL) by dec. 6-1 (3-0 Bing)
133: Angelo Amento (COL) def. Joe Nelson (BING) by dec. 8-2 (3-3)
141: Jacob Macalolooy (COL) def. Dylan Caruana (BING) by dec. 6-1 (6-3 Columbia)
149: Connor Sutton (COL) def. Nick Tighe (BING) by dec. 11-5 (9-3 Columbia)
157: Markus Scheidel (COL) def. Vincent DePrez (BING) by maj. dec. 10-3 (13-3 Columbia)
165: Zack Zupan (BING) def. Tyrel White (COL) by fall (1:37) (13-9 Columbia)
174: Shane Hughes (COL) def. Steve Schneider (BING) by dec. 1-0 (16-9 Columbia)
184: Jack McKeever (Bing) def. Zach Hernandez (COL) by dec. 7-2 (16-12 Columbia)
197: Matt Idelson (COL) def. Caleb Wallace (BING) by dec. 8-6 (19-12 Columbia)
Hwt: Tyler Deuel (BING) def. Garrett Ryan (COL) by fall (4:42) (19-18 Columbia)