SU field hockey: Raiders remain unbeaten, earn PSAC berth

The Raiders remain unbeaten following a weekend victory in which they cruised past Bloomsburg 6-0 during a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) match at Steph Petit Stadium.

The Shippensburg University field hockey team clinched a berth in the PSAC Tournament with the latest win.

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How it happened

Shippensburg (12-0, 7-0 PSAC) got a hat trick from senior Jazmin Petrantonio (Saenz Pena, Argentina/Colegio Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia), her fourth of the season and the 13th of her historic career. Graduate Caitlyn Wink (Princess Anne, Md./Delmar) had two assists, as each of the first three Raider goals came off penalty corners.

SU gained the upper hand in the first quarter with a top-of-the-circle shot by graduate Tori Albright (Landisburg, Pa./West Perry (UConn) off Wink’s corner entry. In the second quarter, Petrantonio tipped home a shot by graduate Anna Gruber (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) after a defensive save by the Huskies.

In the third quarter, Petrantonio scored from midrange after Wink inserted the penalty corner. A minute after the third goal, Petrantonio drove the ball all the way from midfield to complete a natural hat trick.

In the fourth quarter, senior Jenna Sluymer (Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands/Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Hoofddorp) capitalized on a turnover to score her 15th goal of the season. Sophomore Maura Mears (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) closed the scoring by converting the rebound of her initial shot for her first collegiate goal.


Bloomsburg (7-7, 1-5 PSAC) had two shots on goal and four penalty corners but was unable to get the ball past goalkeeper Lindsay Tripodo (Gibbsboro, N.J./Eastern Regional). The Huskies used two goalies who combined to make 17 saves, and two BU defenders recorded a defensive save.

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What’s next

The Raiders are back in action at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Seton Hill, determined to remain unbeaten.