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Ship U Women’s Soccer drops season opener to Frostburg, 2-1

The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team dropped its first game of the season on Friday night by a score of 2–1 against Frostburg State.

Shippensburg (0-1-0) and Frostburg State (1-0-0) were scoreless after the first half, but two early second-half goals gave the Bobcats the advantage. A late goal by senior Maddie Stichter (Mohrsville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley) was not enough to complete the late comeback.

The first half ended with no score with the Bobcats seeing the best attacking opportunities. Senior Kendra Barlow (Painesville, Ohio/Gilmour Academy) made six saves in the first half to keep Frostburg State out of the net.

Both of Frostburg State’s goals came in the first seven minutes of the second half, with the first coming 19 seconds in from Carly Gillette. Gillette’s shot came from outside the box into the top of the net, leaving Barlow with no chance to make a save.

The Bobcats continued with the momentum, taking three more shots in the first five minutes. The Raiders blocked all three shots to keep it a one-goal match, but the big blow came in the 52nd minute as Catherine Smith finished another shot from outside the box into the bottom corner.

The Raiders goal came late in the 84th minute, coming from a corner kick. Junior Jenna Folmar (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) delivered a great ball into the box where Stichter ran on to the ball, redirecting it into the goal.

Shippensburg returns to action on Wednesday, September 6, for its 2023 home-opener at David See Field as the Raiders host nationally-ranked West Chester at 4 p.m.


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