SU’s mens soccer dropped wild match Wednesday in a rematch with Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division opponent Millersville at David See Field.
The Raiders scored three times in second half but couldn’t complete a comeback as they fell 4-3 to the rival Marauders.
How it happened
Shippensburg (4-6-3, 2-6 PSAC East) was down four goals at halftime but rallied in the second half behind the first career goals by three different players. Just 45 seconds into the second half, the Raider rally began when freshman Spencer Siverling (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York) dribbled through the middle and scored off a pass from junior Chase Estes (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley). The assist for Estes was his first collegiate point.
In the 57th minute, freshman Omario Duncan (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area) got his first career goal by hammering home the rebound of a shot by freshman Nathan Weldon (York, Pa./Susquehannock) – of which the assist was the first collegiate point for Weldon.
It got really interesting with 2:39 left in regulation. That’s when senior Harry Kershaw (Wardle, England./Wardle Academy) sent a cross into the box that was collected by freshman Ashton Davies (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York), whose finish marked his first career goal. The Raiders had one good scoring chance in the final minute that went for naught.
Millersville (9-4, 5-3 PSAC East) controlled the opening half, scoring its first of four goals in the ninth minute when Matteo Adiletta finished a touch pass from Anthony Calamia. Six minutes later, Bob Hennessey collected a goal kick and sent it to Spencer Shortt for a breakaway goal.
In the 21st minute, Hennessey scored a goal of his own off an assist from Adiletta which was a shot that was saved by freshman Ryan Glenlast (Lancaster, Pa./Pequea Valley). Just 90 seconds later, Hennessey scored again off an Adiletta assist, and the Marauders had a 4-0 lead less than 23 minutes into the match.
Glenlast finished with four saves, while Bobby Bosch made two saves for the Marauders.
Raiders-Marauders rivalry history
Wednesday marked the first time that the Raiders scored three goals against Millersville since Oct. 16, 2010, a 3-1 Raider victory. It was just the sixth time Shippensburg scored three goals or more against Millersville, and the Raiders fell to 4-2 in such matches.
Shippensburg mens soccer will play again at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd.