Sanders and Vellucci looking to lead in 2012

The Shippensburg University women’s team fared worse than the men’s team and will have a lot to improve on in the upcoming season.

The women’s team finished at 5-10-3, losing its final five games. Most notably, it will have to finish its season facing University of California (Pa), who blew everyone else out of the water last season, finishing the season undefeated in the PSAC and 20-1-2 overall, earning the No. 1 playoff spot.

Kutztown University, Slippery Rock University and Bloomsburg University are just a few teams the women will have its hands full with this year.

A big factor working against the women’s team is that Brittany Hibshman, who led the team with five of the team’s total 15 goals of the 2011 season, will not be returning.

SU will be looking for more players to get on the scorecard this year as it only returns four players who registered a goal last year. The team was out-scored by its opponents, 21-15, last year, even though it heavily out-shot its opponents 228-198.

SU will try and rely on returning starters, Molly Sanders, Kate Zech and Ashley Vellucci. All showed promise last season and will try to become the leaders that the team needs.

SU opens its season this Thursday at 6 p.m. against Charleston University from David See Field.
SU will begin PSAC play Sept. 5 with an away contest at Kutztown University.

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