SU sports: Ship’s Raiders take road victory

Ship’s Raiders football team used a strong start to get past Edinboro in action Saturday, posting a 30-9 road victory at sunny Sox Harrison Stadium.

Shippensburg University (2-0) was playing at Edinboro (0-1) for the first time since 2015; and the team extended its winning streak over the Fighting Scots to four straight games.

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How it happened

Redshirt-junior quarterback Brycen Mussina (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville (Lafayette)) threw two first-quarter touchdowns. Redshirt-sophomore running back Bill Williams (Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill) ran for two touchdowns.

Mussina finished the day 20-of-28 for 257 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Williams had 22 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns.
 
The receiving star of the day was freshman Ian Sheehan, who had six receptions for 143 yards. Sheehan caught a 40-yard touchdown throw from Mussina on the first drive of the game for his first collegiate touchdown.
 
Graduate Evan Morrill had five catches for 52 yards. Redshirt-senior Kyle Evans had four catches for 43 yards and a touchdown. Redshirt-junior David Balint III caught four passes for 29 yards.
 
The SU defense stymied Edinboro and limited the Fighting Scots to just 146 yards on offense. That included a mere 25 rushing yards. The Raiders had just one sack, recorded by game captain sophomore Jacoby Sherard; but they were regularly in the backfield. SU had 5.0 tackles-for-loss (TFLs) and five pass breakups.
 
Senior Trey Paul was credited with a team-high six tackles; and he forced a fumble in the third quarter that was recovered by redshirt-freshman Matt Feeney. Redshirt-junior Josh Russo and junior Demetrius Hudson each had five tackles, with Russo tallying 1.5 TFLs.

SU scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and maintained a 20-6 lead at halftime. It was 30-6 through three quarters with the final scoring being a late Fighting Scot field goal in the final two minutes.

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What’s next

Shippensburg returns to action at 1 p.m. next Saturday at Clarion.

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