Defending national champion No. 5 Shippensburg blanks SRU

Published by The Rocket, Author: Vince Scalamogna - Rocket Contributor, Date: October 31, 2018
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No. 5 Shippensburg University Raiders beat Slippery Rock University in a women’s field hockey conference game at Robb Sports Complex in Shippensburg, PA by the score of three to zero on Saturday.

Shippensburg’s three goals all came in the second half, although they registered 17 shots in the first half. The Raiders and The Rock went into the first half tied despite Shippensburg’s offensive dominance. The Green and White got off only one shot in the first half which came from sophomore forward Courtney Page.

The game’s first goal came more than three minutes into the second half when sophomore midfielder Sarah Womer of Shippensburg scored her first goal of the season.

Following Womer’s goal was two goals by sophomore midfielder Emily Stauffer of Shippensburg who scored the game’s next goal more than 14 minutes later. Stauffer’s second goal of the game came with less than 30 seconds remaining in the final half. Freshman forward/midfielder Adrienne McGarrigle assisted on the goal.

The Raiders got off 26 shots in the contest. Sophomore midfielder/forward Jazmin Petrantonio, who hails from Argentina, got off a team-high eight of those shots. Petrantonio, who did not score a goal in the game, has a team-leading 93 shots this season. Stauffer recorded seven shots and freshman forward Jenna Sluymer, who is from The Netherlands, recorded five shots. Six players in total recorded at least one shot.

Sophomore goaltender Maddie Murphy kept busy in goal facing the Shippensburg offense. Murphy played all 70 minutes and had 12 saves. Murphy now has 87 saves this season. Murphy faced 16 shots on goal from Shippensburg.

Senior goaltender Ally Mooney made four saves for Shippensburg on all four of SRU’s shots on goal. Mooney gave up no goals in her 70 minutes of play making the shutout the 20thof her career. Courtney Page led The Green and White with two shots recorded.

Shippensburg earned 14 penalty corners in the game compared to just six earned by SRU. Junior midfielder Rosalia Cappadora earned all 14 of Shippensburg’s penalty corners.

Shippensburg’s victory over Slippery Rock improves their overall record to 11 wins and three losses. Their PSAC record is now five wins and two losses. The Raiders are now in third place in the PSAC.

With the loss, Slippery Rock’s overall record falls to six wins and nine losses. Their PSAC record falls to one win and six losses. They’re in second to last place in the PSAC standings.

The Rock has had a record of three wins and nine losses since starting out the year at three wins and zero losses.

Next up for Slippery Rock University will be the Mercyhurst University Lakers. Slippery Rock beat the Lakers by the score of 3-2 earlier in the season in a home game. This next game on the schedule is in Erie, PA at Tullio Field. It will be the first of the final three regular season games for Slippery Rock.

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