Immediate Release: February 13, 2011
NORFOLK, Va. -- Binghamton wrestling (15-6) rolled to a pair of lopsided dual wins Sunday night, topping UNC-Greensboro 31-10 before handling host Old Dominion 29-10 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The two victories pushed BU's season total to 15, which ties the school record set in 1974-75.
The Bearcats won seven of 10 bouts against UNC-Greensboro and then won eight of 10 against their CAA rivals, remaining unbeaten against conference foes with a 5-0 mark. The triumph over ODU also snapped a four-match winless streak against the Monarchs, which included last season's 17-17 tie.
Sophomore 11th-ranked 149-pounder Donnie Vinson posted two wins - a convincing 11-4 decision over 16th-ranked Ivan Lopouchanski of UNC-Greensboro and a 21-5 technical fall over ODU's Scott Festejo. In that match, he racked up six takedowns and 16 points in the first period before the match was stopped in the second frame. Vinson will carry a 20-1 record into his final dual of the season, needing a win to secure the highest win percentage (duals) in program history. He is 23-3 on the season.
Junior 165-pound Justin Lister notched two pins on the evening, his fifth and sixth of the season. He needed just 1:37 to end his first match and then bettered that against ODU, flipping Dan Rivera and pinning him in just 54 seconds. Lister improved to 18-6 overall, 14-6 in duals.
Schiedel raised his record to 31-6 overall, 15-4 in duals. McGarity improved to 28-16 overall and Goeres went to 21-8 on the season. Kaylor is 25-9 overall, 16-5 in duals. Paris continued his solid season as a secondary option in duals, lifting his record to 7-2.
"I was extremely pleased with our team performance tonight," head coach Pat Popolizio said. "They looked very sharp and wrestled to win and it showed across the board - especially against Old Dominion, who we've developed a good rivalry with. The guys wrestled with intensity and with an attitude. Individually, John (Paris) bumped up a weight class, gave up some weight and still had a big win against a ranked guy in our conference. But every guy stepped up in one way or another. We're looking forward to closing out the season on a high note Friday and get ready for the conference tournament and NCAAs."
Binghamton closes out its dual slate by hosting East Stroudsburg on Friday.
31, UNC-Greensboro 10
29, Old Dominion 10
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