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SU wins four matches, Everly and Shoemaker earn pins

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Shippensburg University wrestling team battled tough but fell short against No. 25 Kutztown in its PSAC-opening dual meet Wednesday at Heiges Field House, 33-18.


Shippensburg (1-4, 0-1 PSAC) won four of the ten matchups against the Golden Bears (2-0, 1-0), getting pins from sophomore Kyler Everly (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County) and sophomore Trey Shoemaker (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County). Redshirt-junior Andrew Wert (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin (Army/Virginia Tech)) and sophomore Anthony Lavish (Fairless Hills, Pa./Conwell Egan) won decisions.


Two Raider forfeits and an injury default were the difference in an otherwise close contest.


Wert was the more offensive wrestler in a tight battle at 133. Wert had difficulty finishing his shots against the defense of KU’s Luke Poore, but a second period escape and two minutes of riding time resulted in a 2-0 decision.


Lavish earned the first conference win of his young career with 10-5 decision over Jared Fulton. Lavish built up a 7-3 lead following a second period reversal and scored a takedown late in the third to seal the victory.


Everly, making his debut at 157, need just 1:27 to stick opponent Sean Smith.


Shoemaker used a leg sweep to score the initial takedown against 197-pound foe Liam Akers, and later in the match used an arm bar to turn Akers for the pin.


Every wrestler the Raiders sent out against the Golden Bears battled. Sophomore Cole Lang (Reading, Pa./Governor Mifflin) surrendered a takedown inside the last 30 seconds to lose a close 4-2 decision to KU’s Ethan Baney.


Freshman Diesel Koser (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg Area) wrestled up in weight Wednesday and scored the initial takedown before falling to KU heavyweight Wayne McIntyre, while sophomore Owen Koch (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville) battled No. 3 ranked 184-pounder Matt Weinberg before losing via injury default.


Nic Allison (125), Aliazer Alicia (141), Dalton Gimbor (165) rounded out the wins for the Golden Bears.


The 18 points scored by the Raiders Wednesday are their most against KU since their last victory over the Golden Bears, which occurred back on Feb. 18, 2011.


The Raiders return following the Christmas break on Saturday, Jan. 6 for the Manganaro Duals hosted by Ursinus College.


Kutztown 33, Shippensburg 18

125: Nic Allison (KU) wins by forfeit (6-0)

133: Andrew Wert (SU) dec. Luke Poore (KU), 2-0 (6-3)

141: Aliazer Alicea (KU) pins Jayden Hammonds (SU), 1:41 (12-3)

149: Anthony Lavish (SU) dec. Jared Fulton (KU), 10-5 (12-6)

157: Kyler Everly (SU) pins Sean Smith (KU), 1:27 (12-12)

165: #11 Dalton Gimbor (KU) wins by forfeit (18-12)

174: Ethan Baney (KU) dec. Cole Lang (SU), 4-2 (21-12)

184: #3 Matthew Weinberg (KU) inj. def. Owen Koch (SU), 2:17 (27-12)

197: Trey Shoemaker (SU) pins Liam Akers (KU), 4:59 (27-18)

285: Wayne McIntyre (KU) pins Diesel Koser (SU), 4:27 (33-18)



Kutztown: 2-0, 1-0 PSAC

Shippensburg: 1-4, 0-1 PSAC

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