For Immediate Release: January 2, 2011
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BU wrestling falls to Buffalo 24-12
Vinson, No. 9 Schiedel earn a pair of victories over ranked opponents

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling fell to longtime SUNY rival Buffalo 24-12 in a dual match Sunday afternoon at West Gym.

The 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.

Binghamton's lineup featured a midseason weight class swap between two reigning NCAA qualifiers. Nationally-ranked 157-pound Justin Lister moved up to 165 pounds and junior 165-pound Matt Kaylor moved down to 157. Lister earned a 4-2 triumph in double-overtime as he improved to 7-2 in dual matches, while Kaylor was defeated in a major decision.

Senior 174-pound Ryan McGarity bested Brian Sheehan 6-1, moving to 6-4 in dual matches and 17-9 overall this season. Sophomore ninth-ranked 184-pound Nate Schiedel capped the third straight decision in favor of BU as he defeated 19th-ranked James Hamel in a 3-0 decision.

The Bearcats' strength in the middle of the lineup propelled them to the early 12-4 advantage. However, two decisions in favor of Buffalo at the 197-pound and heavyweight decision and a forfeit in the 125-pound weight class by BU gave the Bulls a 16-12 lead. Buffalo ran the table from there as they posted two consecutive major decisions for a final of 24-12.

"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.

Buffalo 24, Binghamton 12
125: Sean Walton (BUF) forfeit
133: Kevin Smith (BUF) maj. dec. Dan Riggi (BU) 13-3
141: Andrew Schutt (BUF) maj. dec. Brian Guilfoyle (BU) 8-0
149: Donnie Vinson (BU) dec. #13 Desi Green (BUF) 3-2
157: Mark Lewandowski (BUF) maj. dec. Matt Kaylor (BU) 11-2
165: Justin Lister (BU) dec. John-Martin Cannon (BUF) 4-2
174: Ryan McGarity (BU) dec. Brian Sheehan (BUF) 6-1
184: #9 Nate Schiedel (BU) dec. #19 James Hamel (BUF) 3-0
197: Josh Peters (BUF) dec. Cody Reed (BU) 9-5
285: Brett Correll (BUF) dec. Matt Berretta (BU) 3-0

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