Shippensburg Takes Down West Liberty Mat Squad

February 5, 2013

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. Art Hobley and Danny Doyle posted convincing wins for the West Liberty University wrestling team Tuesday night but it wasn't enough to prevent Coach Brian Davis's short-handed mat squad from dropping a 40-6 verdict to Shippensburg at the ASRC.

With several starters sidelined by injuries, the Hilltoppers (4-8) had to send a patchwork lineup onto the mat to challenge the visiting Raiders (11-6).

Shippensburg, ranked No. 6 in the latest Super Region One poll, jumped out quickly with three technical falls and a major decision in the first four matches.

Hobley tried to stop the bleeding with a 9-2 decision against Mark Lentz at 157 pounds but the Raiders posted back-to-back pins at 165 and 174 to put the match out of reach.

Doyle put West Liberty's final points on the board with a 10-3 decision against Francis Slover at 197 pounds.

The Hilltoppers' meat-grinder schedule continues this weekend with a 7 p.m. dual at Findlay (Ohio) on Friday before heading to Tiffin (Ohio) for a 7 p.m. dual on Saturday.

Shippensburg 40 West Liberty 6
125: Dereck Enders (Ship) tf. Joe Wagstaff, 16-1
133: Cameron Throckmorton (Ship) md. Cole Nace, 12-1
141: Cody Myers (Ship) tf. Johnny McComas, 19-3
149: Ean Starner (Ship) tf. Daniel Carpenter, 16-1
157: Art Hobley (WLU) d. Mark Lentz, 9-2
165: John Lindquist (Ship) p. David Schlieper, 2:48
174: Neal Grudi (Ship) p. Ben Giles, 3:27
184: Luke Etter (Ship) d. Derrick Williams, 3-1
197: Danny Doyle (WLU) d. Francis Slover, 10-3
285: Jacob Nale (Ship) won by forfeit

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