Wins and losses were in the picture for busy Raiders sports teams last weekend. Here’s a roundup of those games, with the wins by the men’s soccer and field hockey teams and losses by the women’s tennis team.
Although the college’s women’s tennis teams suffered losses in doubles competition, both Skylar Walder and Jessalyn Morrow had wins in singles competition.
Men’s soccer wins PSAC home match
The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team won 2-1 on Saturday against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division opponent Slippery Rock in a non-conference match at David See Field.
Shippensburg (4-3-3) scored two goals in the first half to take the lead. In the 17thminute, senior Owen Iacobelli (Breinigsville, Pa./Parkland) scored a goal off a pass from junior Patrick Joyner (Gambrills, Md./Arundel). Later in the 30th minute. Cory Ferguson (Mars, Pa./Mars Area) sent a cross that was headed in by senior Harry Kershaw (Wardle, England/Wardle Academy).
Slippery Rock’s (4-4-2) lone goal was in the 42nd minute when Alejandro Fernandez sent a striking ball on goal that was headed in by Arturo Pla Hernandis.
Goalkeeper Ryan Glenlast made two saves in the win. The teams combined for just eight shots on goal and five corners.
Shippensburg will end its homestand at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Eastern Division opponent Bloomsburg at David See Field.
Photos by Bill Smith/Shippensburg University
Tennis wraps up fall season
Morrow wins singles match
The Shippensburg University women’s tennis team finished its fall non-championship season on Saturday by dropping a 6-1 non-conference match at Cal U.
Shippensburg (0-2) had sophomore Jessalyn Morrow (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) pick up her first singles win in regular play at No. 6 singles. Scores were 6-1, 6-3.
Also in singles, sophomore Skylar Walder (Green Pond, N.J./Morris Knolls) fought her way back after losing the first set 6-2, to win the second set and play to a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles. Senior Kayla Tryanski (Reading, Pa./Exeter Township) and junior Sahar Islam (Bridgeport, Pa./Upper Merion) claimed five games at No. 4 and No. 5 singles respectively with nearly every game going to sudden-death deuce.
The Raiders managed eight games in doubles against Cal U, with both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles playing to 3-3 before their serves were broken.
The match was delayed a few hours to allow for the courts to dry after rain from the previous day.
Friday tennis competition
Tennis drops match at Edinboro; 7-0 Winters and Walder win three games at No. 1 doubles
The Shippensburg University women’s tennis team came up short in its first dual meet of the season Friday, dropping a 7-0 decision at Edinboro.
Shippensburg (0-1) managed five games in doubles against Edinboro, as freshman Kendall Winters (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) and sophomore Skylar Walder (Green Pond, N.J./Morris Knolls) competed to a 6-3 score.
The match was even until the duo’s serve was broken at 3-3.
In singles, Walder claimed three games at No. 2 singles, while senior Kayla Tryanski (Reading, Pa./Exeter Township) claimed three games at No. 5 singles.
No. 1 Field Hockey bests No. 5 Kutztown in OT, 2-1
Sluymer’s early goal and overtime goal secures the win
The Shippensburg University field hockey team went to overtime at No. 5 Kutztown on Saturday and posted a 2-1 win in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play on a cloudy afternoon at Andre Reed Stadium.
Shippensburg (10-0, 5-0 PSAC) took the lead three minutes into the match with a tip-in goal by senior Jenna Sluymer (Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands/Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Hoofddorp) that was entered from the right side by graduate Anna Gruber (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch).
Kutztown (8-3, 2-2 PSAC) kept within one goal of the Raiders, and with 1:08 remaining, the Golden Bears scored and tied the game, forcing an overtime scenario.
Three minutes into overtime, Sluymer scored the golden goal off an assist by senior Jazmin Petrantonio (Saenz Pena, Argentina/Colegio Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia).
Golden Bear goalkeeper Katie Dotterweich, the reigning PSAC Defensive Athlete of the Week, had 13 saves. KU also had one defensive save. In the fourth quarter, the Golden Bears outshot the Raiders 7-3 and had a 6-2 edge in penalty corners.
The Raiders finished with a 16-5 advantage in shots on goal. SU played down two players at various points due to green cards.
This is the third straight time that the two teams have gone to overtime at Kutztown.
Shippensburg will be back at Robb Sports Complex at 4 p.m. Tuesday for a conference matchup against Millersville.