Senior Alex Petty contributed to all three goals for the Shippensburg University men’s soccer team Wednesday night. He scored two and added an assist, as the Raiders won 3-2 against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division rival East Stroudsburg at Eiler-Martin Stadium.
How it happened
Shippensburg (3-2-2, 2-2-0 PSAC East) was down 1-0 early. Then in the 30th minute Petty sent a corner kick into the top left shelf off goalkeeper Evan Miele’s hands. It was Petty’s first goal of the year.
Just five minutes into the second half, Petty struck again off a free kick from far out. In the 56th minute, SU took a 3-1 lead when Petty sent in a corner kick that was headed home by freshman Avery Warrick. It was Warrick’s second goal of the season – both on headers on corner kicks.
East Stroudsburg (3-4-0, 1-1-0) got its first goal from Juan Carlos in the ninth minute. It came off a rebound on a corner kick. The Warriors brought the match within one in the 75th minute with a goal by Tuen Jacobs assisted by Abdullah Nuredini.
The hosts put forth a flurry of shots in the final 10 minutes; but they could not get an equalizer against freshman goalkeeper Ryan Glenlast, who started for the second straight match and finished with a career-high 10 saves.
Petty became the first Raider to achieve a multi-goal game since the 2018 season; and his five-point night is the most in a game by a Raider since Joey Gallucci had two goals and an assist in a 7-0 win over Shepherd on Sept. 2, 2018.
ESU finished with a 12-7 advantage in shots on goal and had 13 corner kicks to SU’s three. The Raiders, thanks to the work of Petty, scored on two of those three corner kicks.
Shippensburg looks to push its win streak to four when it hosts West Chester at 5 p.m. Saturday at David See Field.