Millersville, Pa. -- The Marauders were victorious Thursday, defeating East Stroudsburg in convincing fashion 26-9. Millersville had two wrestlers win by major decision in Connor Sheehan and Colton Dull.
Sheehan (125) had not wrestled since December, but no signs of rust showed as he scored a takedown in the first period to take the lead. After Collyn Dorney escaped, Sheehan scored his second takedown and held a 6-1 advantage at the end of the first period. Beginning the second period in the down position, Sheehan escaped immediately and scored a third takedown. In the third, Sheehan escaped Dorney again and capped off the match with another takedown to win 20-11.
Colton Dull (197) picked up right where he left off on Saturday, scoring an immediate takedown and maintaining control for the entirety of the match. Dull later scored a takedown en route to a 13-1 decision.
Alex Baider (133), the team leader in wins, notched his 20th victory against Connor Maliff Thursday. Baider (20-9), opened the first round with a takedown and later scored two points due to two nearfalls. In the second round, Baider scrambled to get a late escape and enter the third round with a 6-2 lead. In the third, Maliff was on top for the majority of the round until Baider escaped late to earn an 8-3 victory.
Nick Haegele, D.J. Mele, and Seth Decker all chipped in with wins for Millersville. Haegele (149) built his lead early to the tune of 10-0 against Christian Silva. Silva tried to make a late charge as he cut the deficit to 10-4, but Haegele regained control and ended the match with riding time to make it an 11-4 final.
Mele (157) began with a takedown of Januszkiewicz and had 2:20 riding time all in the first period, which he capped off with a nearfall. In the second, Mele scored an early escape and never looked back as he went on to win by a score of 6-0.
Sophomore Seth Decker squared off against East Stroudsburg's Joey Kratochvil in the 165 pound division. Both wrestlers struggled to gain control of the match, but at the end of the first Decker scored a takedown as time expired. In the second round, Kratochvil scored an early escape and followed it with a takedown. Decker countered to end the second period with a late escape and eventually outlast Kratochvil 6-5.
The Marauders are now 6-5 (1-4 PSAC) on the season and travel to Pitt-Johnstown tomorrow night to face the Mountain Cats at 7 p.m.
125: Connor Sheehan (MILL) over Collyn Dorney (EAST) (MD 20-11)
133: Alex Baider (MILL) over Connor Maliff (EAST) (Dec 8-3)
141: Dylan Nace (EAST) over Thomas Nulty (MILL) (Dec 11-4)
149: Nick Haegele (MILL) over Christian Silva (EAST) (Dec 11-4)
157: D.J. Mele (MILL) over Eric Januszkiewicz (EAST) (Dec 6-0)
165: Seth Decker (MILL) over Joey Kratochvil (EAST) (Dec 6-5)
174: Josh Deutel (EAST) over Nick Mancini (MILL) (MD 10-0)
184: Kyle Narber (MILL) over (EAST) (For.)
197: Colton Dull (MILL) over Brandon Steele (EAST) (MD 13-1)
285: Tyson Searer (EAST) over David Wuestner (MILL) (Dec 2-1)
(EAST Deducted one point for unsportsmanlike conduct at 133. -1.00)