January 29, 2009

#24 Spartans Fall at Division II Millersville

MILLERSVILLE, PA – The York College wrestling squad had their three-match win streak snapped on Thursday night as the Millersville Marauders handed the 24th ranked Spartans a 35-9 setback in Millersville, PA. The Spartans fall to 12-10-1 overall while the Marauders improve to 6-4.
The Spartan lineup was minus eight of the ten starters as Chris Elliot (Crofton, Md./South River) and Shane Cooley (Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York) were the only two regulars to wrestle in the match.  It figured that Elliott and Cooley were the lone Spartans to pick up wins as Elliot posted a 4-1 win at 184 pounds and Cooley notched a forfeit win at heavyweight.
The Spartans did have two close results as Aaron Formaneck (Owings Mills, Md./Pine-Richland) dropped an 8-6 decision at 141 pounds. Matt Heisey (Harrisburg, Pa./Cedar Crest) was edged 3-2 by Jeremy Brooks in the 165- pound bout.
The Spartan lineup was minus starters Jerrid Hartman (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion), Kyle Flickinger (New Oxford, Pa./Bermudian Springs), Taylor Ulm (Great Meadows, N.J./Hackettstown), Albert Gleichauf (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena), Eric Rush (Hershey, Pa./Milton Hershey), John Niedrich (Freehold, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), Brian Thomason (Wernersville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley), and George Saliba (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central). Those eight wrestlers have combined for 132 victories for the Spartans this year.
Earlier in the day, Thomason was named the d3wrestle.com / WWSport.com National Wrestler of the Week. Thomason, who leads the Spartans with a mark of 25-3, has not lost a match since December 6 and went a perfect 3-0 last week at the NYU quad meet.
The Spartans return to action on Wednesday, February 4 when they travel to Thaddeus Stevens. The match is slated for a 7:00 pm start.

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Chris Elliot photo courtesy of Steve Doemland

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