Men’s soccer: Overtime goal crushes Raiders chance of comeback
The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team lost a crucial PSAC matchup in overtime on the road verses West Chester University Tuesday afternoon by 1–0.
Despite losing the game, SU had an ample amount of opportunities to score.
The Raider offense recorded 18 total shots while the Golden Rams had 14. SU also had more corner kicks than WCU, eight to five, respectively.
The Raiders’ goalie Clay Sale continued his outstanding efforts in front of the net with a season-high nine saves.
SU had a prime opportunity to score in the 69th minute of play, if it were not for the heroic efforts of WCU defender Cameron Scott.
SU redshirt junior Derrick Roy shot the ball toward the net but Scott was right there for WCU as he redirected the ball away from the goal.
The overtime goal for the Golden Rams resulted from a corner kick. Golden Ram Tommy Ryan redirected the corner kick, which found the back of the net, crushing the Raiders’ chances of a victory.
With the loss, SU is now 4–5–1 on the season and 1–3 in PSAC play. It was the third time this season that the Raiders dropped a decision by a score of 1–0.
The Raiders look to turn things around when they return home this weekend to host PSAC rival East Stroudsburg University on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
The game will be part of the team’s “Red Card Cancer” promotion. The team will be collecting donations that will benefit Johns Hopkins University cancer research.