Raiders sports: SU wrestlers wins 4 of 6 bouts

 SU wrestlers got pins from three of team members Wednesday night as the Raiders snuck past host Waynesburg, 27-23, in a 45-minute dual meet at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse.

The Shippensburg University wrestling team won four of the six contested bouts on the night. 

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How it happened

Freshman Josh Jackson (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) opened the night with a pin in 96 seconds at 125 pounds to give the Raiders an early lead. The Raiders got back-to-back pins from Matt Milbrand (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg Area) and John Bachar (Export, Pa./Penn-Trafford) at 157 and 165 respectively to take a 24-11 lead. Milbrand scored his victory by fall 31 seconds into the second period, while Bachar got his with 50 seconds remaining in his match.

Ultimately, the dual meet came down to heavyweight, where Danny Scheib (Hegins, Pa./Tri-Valley) notched a 3-2 decision to affirm the Raider victory.

Of the four weight classes not contested, Waynesburg claimed two wins by forfeit and Shippensburg one. Neither team had an entry at 184 pounds.

SU wrestlers are next scheduled to wrestle Wednesday at Bloomsburg.

Shippensburg 27, Waynesburg 23

125: Josh Jackson (SU) pins William Wilson (WU), 1:36 (6-0)
133: Dylan Winters (WU) tech falls Seth Bloomquist (SU), 19-4 (7:00) (6-5)
141: DeAndre Reed (SU) wins by forfeit (12-5)
149: Damion Finnegan (WU) wins by forfeit (12-11)
157: Matt Milbrand (SU) pins Alex Coppolo (WU), 3:31 (18-11)
165: John Bachar (SU) pins Seth Evans (WU), 6:10 (24-11)
174: Kyle Hinerman (WU) wins by forfeit (24-17)
184: No match
197: Luke LaVanway (WU) pins Alex Fouse (SU), 3:14 (24-23)
285: Danny Scheib (SU) dec. Trent Patrick (WU), 3-2 (27-23)
Exh: Connor Livingston (SU) dec. Leo Fetterolf (WU), 6-0


Shippensburg: 1-1
Waynesburg: 0-1