For Immediate Release: February 9, 2008
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BU wrestling defeats Franklin & Marshall, falls to Columbia
Sophomore Josh Patterson upsets #18 ranked 174-pounder from F&M

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling (11-11) beat Franklin & Marshall (5-8) 41-4 but lost to Columbia (4-5) 24-15 on their way to splitting a pair of dual matches in the West Gym on Saturday night.

The Bearcats won the first nine matches and recorded three pins en route to beating the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats.

Against Columbia, the Bearcats were leading 15-12 with three matches to go, but the Lions finished strong in the upper classes, recording two decisions and a pin to earn a come from behind victory.

Sophomore Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) earned a 10-2 major decision over No. 18 Justin Herbert of Franklin & Marshall at 174 lbs. Patterson also recorded a pin in 2:31 against Columbia and improves his dual record to 12-2.

"The more Josh wrestles the better he is going to be," said second-year head coach Pat Popolizio. "He proved tonight by dominating the match that he can be one of the top wrestlers in the country."

Senior 149-pound Kyle Fried (Rock Hill, N.Y.), ranked 19th in the country, picked up two wins, including a 9-1 major decision against Franklin & Marshall. Fried, who is the current Colonial Athletic Association Wrestler of the Week, improved to his record to 14-1.

Sophomore Anwar Goeres (Phoenix, N.Y.) and sophomore Ryan McGarity each recorded pins while wrestling at 141. Goeres had a pin in 4:02 against Columbia and McGarity earned his pin against Franklin & Marshall at 1:30.

Binghamton will next travel to Drexel on February 15 for a for a Colonial Athletic Association dual match.

Match Results
Columbia 24, Binghamton 15

125 – Brandon Kinney (C) dec. Tyler Malmberg (BU), 9-5
133 – Jerome Greco (C) dec. Rob Slavin (BU), 6-1
141 – Anwar Goeres (BU) pinned Nick Standish (C), 4:02
149 – No. 19 Kyle Fried (BU) dec. Anthony Constantino (C), 6-2
157 – Matt Dunn (C) dec. Nate Patterson (BU), 8-3
165 – Joe Kushnerick (C) dec. Brett Nelson (BU), 6-4
174 – Josh Patterson (BU) pinned Mike Wolfer (C), 2:31
184 – Kenji Porter (C) dec. Matt Berretta (BU), 6-0
197 – Nick Sommerfield (C) dec. Corey Waite (B), 8-2
HWT - Ryan Flores (C) pinned Mike Patterson (BU) 2:30

Binghamton 41, Franklin & Marshall 4
125 – Tyler Malmberg (BU) pinned Jake Bucha (FM), 4:31
133 – Mike Kleeman (BU) dec. Chris Bair (FM), 7-2
141 – Ryan McGarity (BU) pinned Aaron Aida (FM), 1:30
149 – No. 19 Kyle Fried (BU) maj. dec. Al Gianforti (FM), 9-1
157 – Nate Patterson (BU) pinned Anthony Bongarzone (FM), 6:58
165 – Brett Nelson (BU) dec. Andrew Smith (FM), 7-1
174 – Josh Patterson (BU) maj. dec No. 18 Justin Herbert (FM), 10-2
184 – Anthony Esposito (BU) dec. Dan Canfield (FM), 9-3
197 – Corey Waite (B) wins by forfeit
HWT - Nico Summers (FM) maj. dec Dan Bittner (BU), 10-1

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