For Immediate Release: December 9, 2006
Contact: John Hartrick (
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Binghamton wrestling tops Millersville, 22-20, loses to Delaware Valley 34-6

DOYLESTOWN, Pa.-- Binghamton wrestling (3-5) split a pair of matches Saturday afternoon, rallying to defeat Millersville 22-20 before falling to host Delaware Valley 34-6. The Bearcats snuck out the win over Millersville at heavyweight, turning a 22-20 deficit into the winning margin. In the day's final match, Delaware Valley, ranked sixth in Division III, won eight of the 10 matches to topple BU.

Freshmen Kareem Naguib (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and Josh Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) won both their matches to pace the Bearcats. Naguib, 133 pounds, posted a 12-4 major decision against Millersville and a 13-7 decision against Delaware Valley. He improved to 5-3 in duals. Patterson moved up to 184 pounds and pinned his Millersville opponent in 2:04 before posting an 11-5 decision against Delaware Valley back at 174. Patterson improved to 15-5 overall, 6-2 in duals. He has a team-high five pins.

Sophomore 149-pound Nate Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) earned his second pin of the season with a fall in 3:57 against Millersville.

The Bearcats made the most of their four match wins against Millersville, thanks to two pins, a major decision and the deciding injury default. Binghamton lost four of its six matches by two or fewer points.

Binghamton next competes at the Southern Scuffle on December 29-30 in Greensboro, N.C.

Binghamton 22, Millersville 20

*125 - Mike Acedo-Malaney (M) maj. dec. Mike Kleeman (BU), 14-3
133 - Kareem Naguib (BU) maj. dec. John Laster (M), 12-4
141 - Cody Becker (M) maj. dec. Brandon Toro-Segarra (BU), 12-1
149 - Nate Patterson (BU) pinned Robert Zavala (M), 3:57
157 - Jarrett Hostetter (M) dec. Kyle Fried (BU), 6-4
165 - Josh Evans (M) dec. Bret Terry (BU), 6-5
174 - John Heleniak (M) dec. Sam Sirota (BU), 3-2
184 - Josh Patterson (BU) pinned Sgteve Funk (M), 2:04
197 - Keith McDonald (M) dec. Corey Waite (BU), 7-6
Hwt. - Ed Backus (BU) injury default over Josh Haron (M), 5:39

Delaware Valley 34, Binghamton 6

*125 - Josh Proctor (D) pinned Corey Sullivan (BU), 2:04
133 - Kareem Naguib (BU) dec. Justin Shorts (D), 13-7
141 - Matt Lindsay (D) pinned Patrick Sandberg (BU), 5:18
149 - Ricky LaForge (D) maj. dec. Nate Patterson (BU), 10-2
157 - Ryan Herwig (D) dec. Kyle Fried (BU), 7-2
165 - Ryan Pope (D) dec. Sam Sirota (BU), 4-0
174 - Josh Patterson (BU) dec. Paul Donnell (D), 11-5
184 - Martin Porter (D) dec. Corey Waite (BU), 4-1
197 - Kevin Orr (D) dec. Ed Backus (BU), 6-0
Hwt. - Kyle Bilquist (D) won by forfeit

* starting weight

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