Cornell and Army Win on the Road; Hofstra and Binghamton Each Take Two of Three at CAA Duals

Cornell moved to 3-0 in the Ivy League with a pair of road victories on Saturday in New England. The Big Red began the day with a 35-6 win at Brown before traveling to Cambridge for a 24-15 triumph over the Crimson.

Leading the way for Cornell were five wrestlers who went 2-0 on the day, including four grapplers who registered a pair of bonus victories.  Kyle Dake didn’t spent too much time on the mat as he recorded two first period pins.  Fellow returning NCAA champion Steve Bosak earned a fall against Harvard’s Josh Popple after majoring Ophir Bernstein of Brown a few hours earlier.  Meanwhile, 125-pounder Nahshon Garrett picked up two major decisions while 149-pounder Chris Villalonga had a successful return from injury, pinning Grant Overcashier of Brown before notching a technical fall against Todd Preston of the Crimson.  Stryker Lane ended both duals with decisions for the Big Red at 285.

Cornell will return home for two meets next weekend, hosting Penn and Oregon State.  For more on Cornell’s wins, see here.

 Binghamton and Hofstra Each Take Two of Three at CAA Duals

Undefeated performances by Donnie Vinson (149), Nate Schiedel (184), Derek Steeley (133), Tyler Deuel (285) and Mike Sardo (125) spurred the Bearcats to wins in two of their three matches on Saturday in Virginia.   Binghamton defeated Drexel (29-14) and George Mason (29-13) while falling against Rider (19-15).

With his third triumph of the day, Vinson moved into a first place tie with Josh Patterson for the most all-time wins in Binghamton history.  The Marathon native will attempt to become the sole record holder when the Bearcats take the mat next weekend.

For more on Binghamton at the CAA duals see here.

Meanwhile, at the same event, Hofstra also went 2-1, topping George Mason and Boston while dropping a dual to Old Dominion.

Leading the way for the Pride were Steve Bonanno (125), Jermaine John (174) and Paul Snyder (285).  All three were undefeated and each picked up crucial bonus points for the team during the course of the day.

 Army Wins Big Over Bucknell

Bucknell got out to a 6-0 lead at home early in Saturday’s dual with Army, but the Black Knights took over from there, winning eight of the nine remaining bouts in a 28-9 victory.  Putting up bonus points for the squad from West Point were Paul Hancock (major decision at 165) and Cole Gracey (injury default at 174).

For more on the dominant win, see here.



From Friday Night . . . To find out more about Buffalo’s first dual win of the season on Friday night against Eastern Michigan or Columbia’s loss against Bucknell, see Friday’s College Roundup here.


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