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Shippensburg University’s wrestling team opened its 2019-20 dual meet schedule Wednesday night with a victory at NCAA Division III opponent Elizabethtown. The Red Raiders won seven of the nine contested bouts, defeating the Blue Jays 25-13 from Thompson Gymnasium.

Shippensburg (1-0) overcame a forfeit at 125 pounds with decisions at each of the next four weight classes. Sophomore Jake Downing won 4-3 at 133. Sophomore Matt Milbrand won 10-4 at 141. Redshirt-junior DeAndre Reed won 9-2 at 149, and redshirt-junior Pat Duggan won 10-6 at 157.

At 174 pounds, sophomore Colton Babcock scored his second pin of the young season and the fourth of his career with a victory by fall just 23 seconds into the third period of his match.

At 197 pounds, redshirt-sophomore Austin Klucker wrestled up a weight class to win 8-6.

Senior Derek Berberick achieved bonus points in his win at heavyweight, scoring a 12-1 major decision.

Shippensburg hosts Division III opponent Waynesburg at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 from Heiges Field House.

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Shippensburg 25, Elizabethtown 13
125: Austin Jones (EC) wins by forfeit (0-6)
133: Jake Downing (SU) dec. Josh McLaughlin (EC), 4-3 (3-6)
141: Matt Milbrand (SU) dec. Luke Moynihan (EC), 10-4 (6-6)
149: DeAndre Reed (SU) dec. Josh Paisley (EC), 9-2 (9-6)
157: Pat Duggan (SU) dec. Brian Schneider (EC), 10-6 (12-6)
165: Kyle Bythell (EC) dec. Drake Brenize (SU), 3-0 (12-9)
174: Colton Babcock (SU) pins Hunter Beaudet (EC), 5:23 (18-9)
184: Dayne Ross (EC) maj. dec. Alex Fouse (SU), 14-3 (18-13)
197: Austin Klucker (SU) dec. Tyler Phenegar (EC), 8-6 (21-13)
285: Derek Berberick (SU) maj. dec. Keegan McCord (EC), 12-1 (25-13)

Bill Morgal is sports information director at Shippensburg University

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