Women's Soccer: Golden Eagles clip Raiders
On a rainy, overcast and cold Saturday afternoon the Shippensburg University women’s soccer team (4–2) managed to outshoot Clarion University (3–1–2) 14–6, but could not manage any goals against the Golden Eagles in a 1–0 loss.
After tripling Clarion’s shots in the first half and keeping it out of the net, the game’s lone goal came at 47 minutes, 13 seconds.
With her first goal of the season, Golden Eagle junior forward Liz Ventura gathered a pass from sophomore midfielder Kelly Antonucci that she blasted into the back of the net.
Raider senior forward Ashley Vellucci led the team with four shots. Senior goalkeeper Shelbie Rackley finished with two saves.
Despite Saturday’s loss Rackley has been stellar in goal for the Raiders so far this season. Rackley has recorded four shutouts and has only allowed four goals for the Raiders in six games this season.
SU was held to five shots in the second half, which ultimately led to its second loss of the season; both losses have come on the road.
The Raiders have been in every game so far this year, losing both of their games by slim margins.
The Raiders will continue their road trip and try to get back on the winning track on Friday when they take on Mercyhurst University.
Mercyhurst has struggled so far this season, posting a 3–2–1 record overall and 2–2–1 in conference play. Despite the rough start the Lakers do have the keys to be a successful team in a tough PSAC division.
Sophomore Laker Lauren Testa has tallied five goals in just six games started so far this season.
Laker goalkeeper Ellie McDougall has been a wall thus far for MU, recording 27 saves in six games.