On Friday, Rock field hockey ended the season with a close loss against No. 5 Shippensburg. The Rock (5-13, PSAC 2-8) held a 2-1 lead going into the fourth quarter against Raiders (12-5, PSAC 8-2), but ultimately would fall 3-2. The Rock played five different ranked teams this season, all of which were from the PSAC.
The first goal was scored by Shippensburg’s Jasmin Petrantonio, for her 28th goal of the season. The Rock netted the equalizer four minutes later, when Lauren Marks scored off of her own rebound. There wasn’t another goal scored until eight minutes into the third quarter when Jessie Trube scored her eighth goal of the season. The Rock held the lead until the start of the fourth quarter, when Petrantonio scored her 29th goal of the season.
Petrantonio is the leading goal scorer in PSAC, and finished the regular season with more goals (29) the entire Slippery Rock team combined (27). Petrantonio was a key part of the 2018 national championship team, as she scored 28 goals last season. Shippensburg has won the past three national championships.
Petrantonio led the game with eight shots and seven shots on goal and Adrienne McGarrigle had four shots for the Raiders, including three on goal. Marks led The Rock with three shots and two on goal, while Trube had two shots and two on goal. Trube led The Rock this season in goals, with eight and Kayla Ulrich scored the second most with six.
The Rock overall was able to take nine shots, and managed to get seven on target. Petrantonio got seven shots on goal, which matched the whole Rock. Shippensburg took 21 shots
and got 18 shots on goal. The Rock took seven penalty corners, including a stretch where they took four in a row, which ended in the goal that gave them the lead.
The last time The Rock beat the Raiders was 1998, and has lost 35 straight games to Shippensburg. The Rock ends the season with a losing record, which marks their second losing season in a row. The Rock will lose three seniors, but will return their leading scorers Trube and Ulrich next season.