Shippensburg University sports: SU’s wrestling drops season opener

SU’s wrestling team dropped its season-opening dual meet to Elizabethtown on Wednesday, but the Raiders did get one win from Alex Fouse (Roaring Spring, Pa./Northern Bedford County).

The Raiders hosted Elizabethtown at Heiges Field House. The visiting Blue Jays won eight of the nine contested bouts and claimed a 38-3 victory in the season opener for both teams.

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How it happened

Shippensburg (1-0) got a win at 197 pounds from Alex Fouse , who claimed an 8-4 decision. Fouse used two first-period takedowns and another in the third period to score the lone Raider victory of the night.

Redshirt-senior DeAndre Reed (Baltimore, Md./Digital Harbor (West Liberty)) recorded two takedowns in his match at 149 pounds but dropped a 14-6 major decision to Dorian Gonzalez. Freshman Josh Jackson (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) recorded a two-point near fall in his match at 133 pounds.

Connor Livingston (Westminster, Md./Manchester Valley (Alvernia)) opened the night with an exhibition win, wrestling up to heavyweight and claiming a 9-5 decision.

The Blue Jays won five matches by major decision, two by decision, one by fall and one by forfeit.

What’s next

SU’s wrestling team heads to Alvernia on Sunday for competition in the Alvernia Open.

Elizabethtown 38, Shippensburg 3

125: Ethan Liptzen (E-Town) maj. dec. Seth Bloomquist (SU), 11-2 (4-0)
133: Domenic Rodriguez (E-Town) pins Josh Jackson (SU), 4:28 (10-0)
141: Zach Rupp (E-Town) wins by forfeit (16-0)
149: Dorian Gonzalez (E-Town) maj. dec. DeAndre Reed (SU), 14-6 (20-0)
157: Shane Strausser (E-Town) maj. dec. Matt Milbrand (SU), 8-0 (24-0)
165: Brain Schneider (E-Town) maj. dec. Bodee Tolbert (SU), 9-1 (28-0)
174: Traisach Roland (E-Town) maj. dec. John Bachar (SU), 9-0 (32-0)
184: Hunter Beaudet (E-Town) dec. Drake Brenize (SU), 4-0 (35-0)
197: Alex Fouse (SU) dec. Tyler Phenegar (E-Town), 8-4 (35-3)
285: Dylan Waller (E-Town) dec. Danny Scheib (SU), 8-3 (38-3)
Exh: Kurt Driscoll (SU) dec. Connor Livingston (ET), 9-5

Photos by Bill Smith/Shippensburg University