Hofstra (6-6) defeated state rival Binghamton (4-11), 28-8, before 842 alumni personnel and dedicated spectators at the David Mack Sports Complex. The Pride were led by Jamie Franco (19-6, 72-57 career), Jamel Hudson (16-4), at 133, eighth-ranked Luke Vaith (22-4, 98-54) and graduate student Joe Booth (26-5, 96-31). Franco edged David White, 2-1 triple overtime at 125, Hudson scored with a quick double for a solid 5-1 decision at 133, potential All-American Luke Vaith received a forfeit win at 141 and former Drexel star Joe Booth (ranked #12 ) used a series of snap/spin takedowns en route to 16-5 major decision over Vincent Grella at 165 pounds.
Binghamton's winners were Cody Reed (22-8) at 197 and Tyler Deuel (24-5) at 285, both posted major decisions in their respective weight classes. The tandem of Reed and Deuel propelled the Bearcats to a short-lived 8-0 before the Pride reeled off eight consecutive victories and emerged with an impressive 28-8 dual meet win over their EIWA rival.
HOFSTRA 28 BINGHAMTON 8
125- Jamie Franco (Hof) dec. David White 2-1 triple overtime
133- Jamel Hudson (Hof) dec. Mike Sardo 5-1
141- Luke Vaith (Hof) won by forfeit
149- Cody Ruggirello (Hof) dec. Joe Bonaldi 3-0
157- Jahlani Callender (Hof) dec. Colton Perry 10-4
165- Joe Booth (Hof) maj. dec. Vincent Grella 16-5
174- Frank Affronti (Hof) dec. Ben Price 3-0
184- Victor Pozsonyi (Hof) dec. Caleb Wallace 4-3
197- Cody Reed (Bing) maj.dec. Zeal McGrew 16-5
285- Tyler Deuel (Bing) maj.dec. Mike Hughes 19-6
Next up for Hofstra is an away match vs Rider on Feb. 9th, followed by the NWCA Duals at Ohio State on Feb. 16th. The Pride then travel to take on the third-ranked Big Red of Cornell (9-0) in the final dual of the season on Feb. 22. Pride third year coach Rob Anspach now has a 24-24 overall dual record and is the 11th head wrestling coach in Hofstra history. The EIWA Championships are scheduled for March 8-9 at Philadelphia, PA...