Shippensburg University’s wrestling team honored its seniors on Friday night before dropping a dual bout to No. 11 Kutztown, 35-9.
SU picked up three decision wins in the loss, starting with junior Tyshawn White’s win at 125 pounds. White’s late escape helped him secure the win over Matt Wilde, who is the top-ranked competitor in the weight class in Super Region 1.
Redshirt-senior DeAndre Reed gave the Raiders an early 6-5 lead after he used a takedown to pick up a win at 141 pounds, 3-1.
Sophomore John Bachar scored a late reversal at 165 pounds to give Shippensburg another win 6-5.
Kutztown got bonus points from No. 1 ranked heavyweight Andrew Dunn Jr., No. 4 ranked 130-pounder Collin Wickramatna, 197-pounder Brian Kennerly and 184-pounder Matt Weinberg. KU also got two wins by way of forfeit.
SU’s four seniors DeAndre Reed, Matt Milbrand, Drake Brenize and Bodee Tolbert were all honored on their senior night before the matches took place.
Shippensburg will return to the mat in two weeks when they will compete in the NCAA Super Region 1 Championships at Pitt-Johnstown.