The Hofstra Pride wrestling team were defeated by Binghamton University in a final score of 30-14 on Sunday, Feb. 10, afternoon. The Pride are now 6-11 overall and 2-5 in Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) matches.
The Binghamton Bearcats claimed the first two wins of the day after Hofstra forfeited at 141, and Frank Garcia beat out Holden Heller, 9-5 in the 149 weight class taking an early 9-0 lead. Heller is currently 12-8 this season and has won seven of his last nine matches.
Hofstra tied the score 9-9 as 157 saw the Pride’s Ryan Burkert shut out Chris Barker in a score of 4-0, followed by teammate Ricky Stamm win by fall against Bearcat Matt Swanson. Stamm is now 15-12 this season.
The Bearcats then fought back to a 21-9 lead taking the next two matches: a 174 forfeit and a 184 defeat of freshman Trey Rogers by ninth-ranked Lou Deprez.
The Pride brought themselves within six points of Binghamton as senior Nezar Haddad won at 192 by decision 6-2, and junior teammate Omar Haddad went on to a 3-2 decision win at 285 bringing the score to 21-15.
The biggest loss of the night was the defeat of Hofstra freshman Dylan Ryder at 125 who had his 11 match winning streak broken at the hands of Bearcat Audrey Ashkar. Ryder is currently 22-10 this season and ranked 28th in the NCAA Division I Coaches Panel Rankings.
The last match of the day belonged to Zack Trampe of Binghamton as he beat junior Jacob Martin 12-2 at 133 making the final score 30-14.
The Pride return to the mat on Feb. 16 to take on Brown University at 1 p.m. in Providence, Rhode Island, and 6 p.m. against Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.