Bearcats lose final dual on the mats

By wbng sports

February 23, 2014 Updated Feb 23, 2014 at 12:54 AM EDT

VESTAL (WBNG BINGHAMTON) Visiting Bloomsburg (9-8) won seven of the nine contested matches and posted a 28-12 win over Binghamton wrestling (5-13) Saturday afternoon at West Gym.

It was the final dual match of the season for the Bearcats, who will now prepare to head to Philadelphia for the team’s inaugural EIWA Championship, hosted by Penn on March 8-9.

The highlight win for BU was junior 149-pound Joe Bonaldi, who worked into a second sudden victory period to edge No. 19 Bryce Busler. Junior 184-pound Caleb Wallace earned a 6-4 decision and junior 125-pound David White got the team’s other win with a forfeit.

Senior 197-pound Cody Reed had a strong match against No. 6 Richard Perry, battling to the final whistle in a 3-2 loss. The defeat snapped Reed’s 11-match win streak.

Bloomsburg 28, Binghamton 12
125: No. 32 David White (BING) wins by forfeit
133: No. 22 Nick Wilcox (BLOOM) major dec. Mike Sardo (BING) 13-2
141 Matt Rappo (BLOOM) WBF Vlad Mordach (BING) 3:14
149 Joe Bonaldi (BING) dec. No. 19 Bryce Busler (BLOOM) 2-1
157 Brandon Arneberger (BLOOM) dec. Dylan Caruana (BING) 3-1
165: No. 17 Josh Veltre (BLOOM) dec. Vincent Grella (BING) 6-1
174: No. 27 Mike Dessino (BLOOM) WBF Ben Price (BING) 3:13
184: Caleb Wallace (BING) dec. Sam Shirley (BLOOM) 6-4
197: No. 6 Richard Perry (BLOOM) dec. No. 25 Cody Reed (BING) 3-2
Hwt: No. 17 Justin Grant (BLOOM) dec. No. 24 Tyler Deuel (BING) 9-3

Rankings are Feb. 10 NCAA Coaches Panel

(Courtesy: Binghamton University)