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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