For Immediate Release: January 31, 2009
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BU wrestling edged by George Mason 26-21

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Host George Mason (5-7-1) recorded a pin in the evening's final match to overtake Binghamton (9-11) 26-21 Saturday night from the George Mason Field House. The Bearcats won four matches - three by pin - and led 21-17 with two bouts left but the Patriots scored a decision at 197 and the pin at heavyweight to saddle BU with its fourth straight defeat.

Junior 184-pound Josh Patterson, ranked No. 8 in the country by USA Today/Intermat, pinned Zach Ulm in 2:33 for his 17th pin of the season. Patterson raised his record to 32-4 overall, 18-2 in duals.

Sophomore 149-pound Matt Kaylor earned a 9-6 decision for his 23rd win of the season.

Binghamton competes at American on Sunday.

George Mason 26, Binghamton 21

125: Brian Wright (Mason) fall Andrew Bloss (BU), 4:13
133: Denny Herndon (Mason) dec. Robert Slavin (BU), 12-8 SV1
141: Anwar Goeres (BU) fall Josh Mattocks (Mason), 3:33
149: Matt Kaylor (BU) dec. Maurice Fleming (Mason), 9-6
157: Justin Lister (BU) fall Frankie McLaughlin (Mason), 1:56
165: Jimmy Kaden (Mason) dec. Ryan McGarity (BU), 4-3
174: Mendbagana Tovuujav (Mason) tech. fall Matt Baretta (BU), 28-9 (5:47)
184: Josh Patterson (BU) fall Zach Ulm (Mason), 2:33
197: Cayle Byers (Mason) dec. Dan Bittner (BU)
285: Mike Peterson (Mason) fall Corey Waite (BU), 4:14

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