For Immediate Release: February 10, 2011
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BU wrestling knocks off Bloomsburg on road 19-16
Bearcats (13-6) get key pin from Vinson, major decision from Goeres

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.

Binghamton 19, Bloomsburg 16
125 - Sean Boylan (BLOOM) dec. Derek Steeley (BU), 5-4
133 - Nick Wilcox (BLOOM) dec. Dan Riggi (BU), 5-1
141 - Anwar Goeres (BU) maj. dec. Derek Shingara (BLOOM), 11-1
149 - #11 Donnie Vinson (BU) pinned Matthew Hicks (BLOOM), 2:13
157 - Frank Hickman (BLOOM) maj. dec. Matt Kaylor (BU), 11-3
165 - Justin Lister (BU) dec. Josh Veltre (BLOOM), 8-4
174 - Ryan McGarity (BU) dec. Mike Dessino (BLOOM), 4-1
184 - Nathan Graham (BLOOM) dec. John Paris (BU), 2-0
197 - Nate Schiedel (BU) dec. Richards Perry (BLOOM), 5-4
HWT - Zachary Walsh (BLOOM) dec. Cody Reed (BU), 4-2

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