Immediate Release: January 2, 2011
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling fell to longtime SUNY rival Buffalo 24-12 in a dual match Sunday afternoon at West Gym.
Bearcats held an early advantage over the visiting Bulls, winning
four of the first five matches for a quick 12-4 lead. The opening
match, which started at the 149-pound weight class, featured
a tightly contested battle between sophomore 149-pound Donnie
Vinson and nationally-ranked Desi Green (No. 13). Vinson
earned the upset bid with a 3-2 decision, improving his dual
match record to a perfect 10-0 while climbing to 13-2 overall.
"Overall, losing a dual meet is very disappointing," head coach Pat Popolizio said. "But on the positive side, I like the fact that three of our guys beat three nationally ranked opponents. Donnie Vinson, Justin Lister and Nate Schiedel all had wins over nationally ranked guys. I thought Donnie Vinson wrestled spectacular, having never beaten that kid [Desi Green] before and getting a win this year is a very positive sign for him and he needs to grow off this and continue to do the things he's doing. I was most impressed today by the way Donnie Vinson performed."
Binghamton next wrestles at Columbia Saturday afternoon.
24, Binghamton 12
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