Field Hockey victorious on Senior Day
The Shippensburg University field hockey team celebrated Senior Day by beating visiting Seton Hill University 5-1 on Saturday at David See Field.
The underclassmen stepped up for SU with two goals each from juniors Bre White and Megan Jett and one from freshman Shelby Anderson. SU rode a strong second half to close out SHU and its regular season with a strong victory.
The Raiders battled through a slow start, which saw the Griffins take a 1-0 lead thanks to sophomore Ashley Reid. SHU, coming off a win against IUP, looked strong offensively in the first half edging SU in shots 10-6, but SU was quick to stop the bleeding.
A huge timeout by coach Bertie Landes, with less than five minutes remaining in the first half shifted the team’s focus.“I told them we needed to step up and put more pressure on them, we needed to play more aggressive.” Landes said. “Senior Day is always emotional.”
SU got the message and wiped away the emotions. In the final three minutes, Jett scored both of her goals to put SU up 2-1 at the half.
“Megan was in the right place at the right time,” Landes said.Jett gave SU a much-needed spark when it was down, scoring her first goals on the season.
White played another huge role for the Raiders. Soon into the second half she scored off an assist by junior Katie Shoop. White later scored her other goal unassisted, giving SU a 4-1 advantage. White, the leading scorer on the team also accounted for the assist on Jett’s first goal.
Bre White controlling the ball in Saturday’s win.
Jamie Levy passing into the box on Saturday.
SU finished up the scoring when Anderson smacked in the last goal on the day, making it 5-1.
The Raiders who garnered another No.1 seed in the PSAC West will head straight to the PSAC semifinals next Friday Oct. 26 against the winner of the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the PSAC East.