Men's Soccer: Raiders fall to Marauders in single-goal game
The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team dropped a tight game to Millersville University, Wednesday evening by a score of 1–0.
SU went into the game looking to continue the momentum from Sunday’s double overtime victory over Gannon University but No. 23-ranked Marauders shut down the Raider offense.
SU only had two shots in the first half and one of them looked like it would give the Raiders the lead but SU’s Jeff Ballard’s shot hit off the crossbar 33 minutes into play. The Marauders recorded 13 shots in the first half.
The goalies held their ground, as the game was scoreless heading into halftime.
The only goal of the game occurred eight minutes into the second half as MU’s top goal scorer Jaime Vazquez chipped in the loose ball past SU’s out-of-position goalie, Clay Sale.
Other than giving up the lone MU goal, Sale played a spectacular game for the Raiders, making some fantastic saves throughout.
The game could have been a blowout if it wasn’t for Sale’s seven saves.
With time winding down in the game, the Raiders made a final push to try and tie up the game. SU was able to move the ball down the field quickly and have an opportunity to tie up the game.
With 30 seconds remaining, SU’s James Connor took a desperation shot but it went wide.
The Raider offense ended the game with only seven shots compared to the Marauders’ 19.
The Raiders drop their second PSAC match of the year and are now 1–2 in the conference with an overall record of 4–3–1.
The Raiders will travel to Ohio this weekend— it will be the second and final time this year the team plays an out-of-state game.
SU will take on Cedarville University as it looks to rebound from Wednesday’s tough loss. The matchup is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.