The Shippensburg University wrestling team traveled to Millersville University Jan. 24 to take on the Marauders. The Raiders won all eight contested bouts on their way to a 27–12 win.
Junior Dustin Steffenino registered his fifth win in a row, as well as his fifth pin of the season. Millersville’s only points came from forfeits at the 165 and 197-pound competitions.
Following its win over Millersville, SU traveled to Seton Hill University to take on the Griffins on Saturday.
The Raiders only picked up three wins on the day, including one forfeit, dropping the match 30–13. Cole Rush and Derek Berberick won the decisions for the Raiders.
All the matches were very closely contested, with each of the decision losses being by three points or less. Seton Hill picked up its lone pin victory in the first match of the day, and the Griffins would never give up their lead, only drawing level with the Raiders once after a forfeit to SU’s Mike Springer.
Rush improved his season record to 7–6, while Berberick returned to .500 with a record of 11-11.
The Raiders forfeited two matches on the day, which made it all the more difficult to gain ground on Seton Hill.
SU’s record dropped to 10-11 for the season and to 1-4 in the PSAC following the loss.
SU will compete next Saturday at Heiges Field House in a tri-meet against Wheeling Jesuit University, West Liberty University and Long Island University-Post (LIU Post) on Alumni Day. The competitions will begin at 12 p.m.