Immediate Release: February 10, 2011
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Binghamton wrestling (13-6) split 10 bouts with Bloomsburg but used a pin and major decision to pull out a 19-16 win over the Huskies Thursday night from Nelson Field House. It was the program's first win against Bloomsburg in four tries and avenged a 33-3 loss two seasons ago.
Sophomore 11th-ranked 149-pounder Donnie Vinson needed just 2:13 to end his match by fall, giving the Bearcats six pivotal points. Vinson improved to 18-1 in duals, 21-3 overall. It was his 11th bonus-point win of the season.
One match earlier, senior 141-pound Anwar Goeres posted an 11-1 major decision for his 19th win of the season (19-8, 11-5 duals). Other Bearcat winners were junior 165-pound Justin Lister, senior 174-pound Ryan McGarity and 17th-ranked sophomore Nate Schiedel.
Lister scored an 8-4 decision to list his record to 16-6 overall, 12-6 in duals. McGarity earned his 26th win of the season with a 4-1 decision. With BU clinging to a 16-13 lead, Schiedel was moved up a weight to 197 and responded with a 5-4 decision. It gave Schiedel a 29-6 record, 13-4 in duals.
Bloomsburg needed a pin at heavyweight to tie the match but sophomore 197-pounder Cody Reed battled up the weight and only lost a decision.
"It was a good team performance," head coach Pat Popolizio said. "Getting bonus points from Donnie (Vinson) and Anwar (Goeres) helped a lot. Even though he didn't win, John Paris wrestled a good, tight match with a ranked kid and that allowed us to shuffle our lineup because of some injuries. Now we are going to focus on a big dual Sunday with Old Dominion. Our team is starting to come together in final stretch of season."
Binghamton wrestles at Old Dominion with UNC-Greensboro on February 13.
19, Bloomsburg 16
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