For Immediate Release: December 4, 2008
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BU wrestling defeats East Stroudsburg 24-17
No. 9 Patterson earns seventh pin of season at 184 pounds

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton wrestling (5-4) won the first four bouts and went on to a 24-17 win over East Stroudsburg Thursday night from West Gym. The Bearcats won six of 10 bouts, including two by fall over the visiting Warriors (0-2).

Junior 184-pound Josh Patterson, ranked No. 9 in the country by, improved to 12-2 overall with a pin over Trevor Salvatore. His victory capped four straight wins for BU to open the evening. Patterson was in control from the opening whistle, and ended the match in 2:33 to give the Bearcats a 15-0 lead. Patterson is 39-7 in career dual matches.

After ESU had pulled to within 15-9 with back-to-back wins at 197 and heavyweight, freshman Drew Bloss scored a takedown 25 seconds into the overtime period to post a 6-5 decision over Matthew Benedetti at 125 pounds.

After a loss at 133 reduced BU's lead to 18-12 with two matches remaining, sophomore Anwar Goeres clinched the team triumph with a second-period pin at 141 pounds. Goeres racked up nine points in the opening period and finished off his fourth fall of the season with 21 seconds left in the second.

Binghamton next competes in the Penn State Open on Sunday.

Binghamton 24, East Stroudsburg 17
157 Justin Lister (BU) dec. Joe Schick (ESU), 7-3
165 Ryan McGarity (BU) dec. Jeff Jacobs (ESU), 9-3
174 Anthony Esposito (BU) dec. Nick Tetro (ESU), 16-9
184 Josh Patterson (BU) WBF Trevor Salvatore (ESU), 2:33
197 Shane Mallory (ESU) dec. Corey Waite (BU), 3-2
Hwt. Chris Birchler (ESU) WBF Art Garvey (BU), 0:55
125 Drew Bloss (BU) dec. Matthew Benedetti (ESU), 6-5, 0:25 ot
133 Matt Swallow (ESU) dec. Rob Slavin (BU), 10-4
141 Anwar Goeres (BU) WBF Matthew Rizzo (ESU), 4:39
149 Scott Heckman (ESU) TF Matt Kaylor (BU), 24-8

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