Raider field hockey blanks Mercyhurst, 7-0
The Shippensburg University field hockey team shut out visiting Mercyhurst University 7-0 Tuesday at David See Field.
Coming off a two week road trip, SU’s offense was glad to be back at home. Junior Lauren Taylor started the scoring spree that saw six other Raiders add tallies to the scorecard. This balanced scoring attack was too much for MU to handle.
SU dominated offensively, leading in shots 34-5 and taking 16 penalty corners. MU was unable to get anything going in the first half, as the Raider defense held the Lakers to zero shots.
After a barrage of goals early for SU, MU switched goaltenders but neither of them had any luck against the powerful SU squad.
Other first half scoring came from sophomores Lucinda Kauffman and Tori Ricker, junior Bre White and senior Emily Kohlbus.
With the score 5-0 at the half, Coach Bertie Landes saw an opportunity to put in freshmen. Two freshmen, Taylor Webster and Shelby Anderson, played huge roles for SU. Webster took over goalkeeping in the second half and saved four shots in 35 minutes, while Anderson contributed well on the offensive front.
Landes was very pleased with what she saw today. “It was nice to be back at home, and this was a big game for us,” Landes said “We really improved on our passing game too, and that showed today.”
SU will host PSAC rival Bloomsburg University this Friday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. at David See Field.