The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team fell in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division contest to Bloomsburg, 1–0, on Saturday afternoon at Steph Pettit Stadium.
Only a goal separated the two teams through the first 45 minutes as the Huskies led 1–0 on a Teagan Wallace goal. Shippensburg (3–2–1, 1–2 PSAC East) had several opportunities in the half, forcing two saves from the Bloomsburg (3–2–2, 2–1–1 PSAC East) goalkeeper.
An early effort by junior Abdulrahman Obasa (Nigerian Tulip International Colleges) in the 14th minute from outside the box was just touched over the crossbar for a corner.
Neither side provided any big threats until Wallace’s 33rd minute goal. A set piece just outside the box found the foot of Wallace who guided it into the net for the advantage.
The Raiders nearly responded just minutes later after an Ashton Davies free kick caused a scramble in front of goal. Senior Nathan Weldon (York, Pa./Susquehannock) found the ball at his feet, but his effort was deflected and saved.
The Huskies looked to double its lead right before the half with a penalty kick, but junior Cody Willoughby (York, Pa./York Suburban) made a brilliant save diving to his right to keep the match close.
Bloomsburg doubled its lead in the 82nd minute from another set piece. Stephen Hollis, who assisted the first goal, placed his free kick perfectly into the top right corner to make it 2–0.
Willoughby finished with four saves in the match, facing 26 total shots.
SU returns to action with a PSAC East home match on Wednesday, hosting Shepherd for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.