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Women’s Soccer wins first match of season, defeating Lock Haven, 2-1

The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team picked up its first win of the season Wednesday evening, defeating Lock Haven on the road, 2-1, in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division match at Hubert Jack Stadium.

Shippensburg (1-3-0, 1-1-0 PSAC East) was highly efficient in the first half, only taking one shot on goal that resulted in a tally for the Raiders. Sophomore Kaitlyn DiCandilo (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) scored her first collegiate goal in the 23rd minute, sending a shot high over the Bald Eagle goalkeeper off an assist by graduate Skylar Lambert (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro Area).

Lock Haven (0-4-0, 0-3-0 PSAC East) evened the score in the 55th minute with an Evelyn Ciaccia goal that was assisted by Julia Haines.

The Raiders score the go-ahead goal 12 minutes later. Junior Olivia Stephen finished an assist by Sophomore Ryleigh Cook (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) in the 67th minute to put the Raiders ahead 2-1. Cook collected a longball from junior Suzy Dietrich (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) and touched it into the crease to Stephen for the game-winning goal.

Shippensburg staved off the Bald Eagles for the last 23 minutes. Junior Morgan Molyneaux (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) recorded four saves in the match.

The Raiders will continue their road stretch at 1 p.m. Saturday when they take on No. 6 Kutztown. The Golden Bears won 3-0 today at No. 12 West Chester.


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