Toppers Split at Millersville

November 23, 2015

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. Millersville got off to a strong start here Monday night and the West Liberty wrestling team couldn't recover as the host Marauders claimed a 30-6 victory in a battle of Super Region One rivals.

Millersville (2-1) swept the first five matches to grab a 17-0 lead before David Schlieper broke through for Coach Mitch Smith's Hilltoppers (1-6). Schlieper controlled Seth Decker for much of their 165-pound match before walking away with an 8-4 win.

West Liberty couldn't build on that momentum, however, as the host Marauders locked things up with a fall and a major decision in the next two matches.

Tyler Dodd picked up the final points for the Black and Gold with an impressive 10-3 win against David Wuestner at 285.

The Hilltoppers and Marauders also wrestled dual matches against Thaddeus Stevens College, a two-year technical school from Lancaster, Pa.

West Liberty and Millersville each pitched shutouts against Thaddeus Stevens and, while the wins won't be included in the team records, they are counted on the individual level.

Schlieper picked up a first-period fall in his 165-pound match and had plenty of company as Josh Cornell (141), Eric VandenBossche (174) and Daniel Carpenter (184) also recorded pins. Cole Nace (149) and Nathan Dawson (197) each won by technical fall with Anthony Craig picking up a major decision at 157.

The Hilltoppers will take a break for Thanksgiving before going back on the road Dec. 5 with a 7 p.m. dual at Alderson-Broaddus.

Millersville 30 West Liberty 6
125: Austin Camacci (MU) d. Zach Brown, 4-3
133: Alex Baider (MU) d. Johnathan Spence, 9-3
141: Thomas Nulty (MU) md. Josh Cornell, 18-4
149: Nick Haegele (MU) d. Cole Nace, 4-3
157: D.J. Mele (MU) md. Anthony Craig, 10-2
165: David Schlieper (WLU) d. Seth Decker, 8-4
174: Christian Almony (MU) p. Eric VandenBossche, :14
184: Kyle Narber (MU) md. Daniel Carpenter, 13-3
197: Colton Dull (MU) d. Nathan Dawson, 4-1
285: Tyler Dodd (WLU) d. David Wuestner, 10-3

West Liberty 39 Thaddeus Stevens (Pa.) 0
125: OPEN
133: OPEN
141: Josh Cornell (WLU) p. Jeremy Bohan :51
149: Cole Nace (WLU) tf. Shay Mattern, 15-0
157: Anthony Craig (WLU) md. Anthony Votano, 13-5
165: David Schlieper (WLU) p. Tommy Bragg, :44
174: Eric VandenBossche (WLU) p. Ryan Miggins, 4:47
184: Daniel Carpenter (WLU) p. Martin Grasley, 3:32
197: Nathan Dawson (WLU) tf. Dimitrius Dennison, 22-5
285: OPEN

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