Shippensburg routs West Liberty

The Shippensburg University wrestling team picked up bonus points in six of its eight victories on Tuesday night en route to a convincing 40-6 dual meet victory over the Hilltoppers of West Liberty University inside the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC).

Shippensburg (11-6) won eight of 10 bouts overall (including one forfeit) and none of its wrestlers were taken down in any of the victories. SU raced out to a 19-0 lead behind three technical falls and a major decision, and later picked up two pins in the middle weights.

Sophomore Dereck Enders opened up with a 16-1 technical fall at 125 pounds before senior Cody Myers had a 19-3 technical fall at 141 pounds. After Myers, sophomore Ean Starner notched a 16-1 technical fall at 149 pounds.

At 133 pounds, redshirt-freshman Cameron Throckmorton returned to the lineup and scored a 12-1 major decision.

The Raiders got two victories by fall. The second was recorded by sophomore Neal Grudi at 174 pounds. Competing at the weight class for the first time in his career, Grudi scored his pin just 27 seconds into the second period.

Senior John Lindquist continued his winning ways with a pin at 165 pounds just 12 seconds before the end of the first period. He improved to 4-0 at 165 pounds this season and 9-7 overall with his second pin of the campaign.

SU's only straight-up decision came at 184 pounds, where sophomore Luke Etter picked up a 3-1 victory over Derrick Williams.

West Liberty (4-8) picked up a 9-2 decision at 157 pounds and a 10-3 decision at 197 pounds.

Shippensburg hosts Anderson (S.C.) at 7 p.m. Friday inside Heiges Field House.

125: Dereck Enders (SU) tech falls Joe Wagstaff (WLU), 16-1 (5:00) [5-0]
133: Cameron Throckmorton (SU) maj. dec. Cole Nace (WLU), 12-1 [9-0]
141: Cody Myers (SU) tech falls Johnny McComas (WLU), 19-3 (7:00) [14-0]
149: Ean Starner (SU) tech falls Daniel Carpenter (WLU), 16-1 (7:00) [19-0]
157: Art Hobley (WLU) dec. Mark Lentz (SU), 9-2 [19-3]
165: John Lindquist (SU) pins David Schlieper (WLU), 2:48 [25-3]
174: Neal Grudi (SU) pins Ben Giles (WLU), 3:27 [31-3]
184: Luke Etter (SU) dec. Derrick Williams (WLU), 3-1 [34-3]
197: Danny Doyle (WLU) dec. Francis Slover (SU), 10-3 [34-6]
285: Jacob Nale (SU) wins by forfeit [40-6]


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