SU sports briefs: Tennis pair competes in championships

A tennis duo from Shippensburg University represented the school in PSAC individual championships last weekend.

In other sports competition, the Raiders volleyball team lost to the East Stroudsburg Warriors in PSAC Eastern Division competition Saturday; and SU’s men’s soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime on Saturday to PSAC rival West Chester at David See Field.

Tennis: Walder, Winters represent Raiders at PSAC Individual Championships

The Shippensburg University women’s tennis team competed Saturday at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Individual Championships hosted by Bloomsburg University.

Sophomore Skylar Walder (Green Pond, N.J./Morris Knolls) and freshman Kendall Winters (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter Strasburg) represented Shippensburg at the championships.

In singles, Walder competed against the No. 3 overall seed from IUP, while Winters competed against the No. 2 overall seed from Slippery Rock. The duo faced Millersville in doubles.

The Raiders will be on the road next weekend, beginning with a non-conference matchup against Edinboro at 1 p.m. Friday.

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Volleyball swept at East Stroudsburg, 3-0

Agbale paces Raiders with nine kills

Shippensburg (5-11, 0-3 PSAC East) was led by junior Oyinda Agbale (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shaler Area) with nine kills, followed by seven kills and three aces from freshman Emily Gardner (Avon, Ohio/Avon).

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The Shippensburg volleyball team was unable to find rhythm against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division opponent East Stroudsburg on Saturday, falling in straight sets to the Warriors. Set scores 15-25, 21-25, 12-25.

Freshman setter Sabrina Sheppard (Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast) had a career high of 13 assists, while senior Syera McCormick (Partlow, Va./Courtland) had a season-high 12 assists.

East Stroudsburg (5-8, 2-1 PSAC) had a hitting percentage of .193 and only had six errors the whole match.

 Shippensburg returns home Friday at 7 p.m. for a conference match against Millersville.

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Men’s Soccer falls in overtime to rival West Chester, 2-1

Raiders even match late in regulation on Redding goal

The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime on Saturday to Pennsylvania Student Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division rival West Chester at David See Field.

Shippensburg (3-3-2, 2-3-0 PSAC East) trailed entering the final two minutes of play before sophomore Griffin Redding (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area (High Point)) scored the equalizer with just 1:47 left. Senior Rene Quintanilla (San Salvador, El Salvador/Chambersburg Area (Pa.) (Wilson)) was credited with the assist.

West Chester (3-0-1, 3-0-0) scored first in the fifth minute when Craig Potts finished a corner kick from Kendall Walkes. Walkes was issued a red card in the 20th minute, forcing the Golden Rams to play the match down one man.

In the 93rd minute, Doug Goitia returned after being injured earlier in the match.

He won the game for West Chester with the overtime goal.

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SU recorded 13 shots in the second half and finished with 18 for the match. Shots on goal were even at 7-7. Freshman goalkeeper Ryan Glenlast (Lancaster, Pa./Pequea Valley) kept the match close for the Raiders with five saves.

It was a physical match as there were six cards issued – three for each team.

Shippensburg has a pair of non-conference matches this coming week, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday against Jefferson at David See Field.

Photos by Bill Smith/Shippensburg University
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