The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team concluded its season Saturday evening with a 2–0 loss to visiting California University of Pennsylvania. The Raiders celebrated Senior Day, acknowledging nine players playing in their final game.
SU saw many opportunities to score throughout the game, but could not seem to get any sort of offense going. A heated match, the Raiders saw a lot of questionable penalties being raised which made for an intense send off for the veterans.
SU led the Vulcans in shots 12–11 and in shots on goal 7–6, but the Raiders were not able to find the back of the net.
CU goalkeeper Shane Donovan came up with six saves, as SU junior Oli Templeton and senior Ben Weihbrecht accounted for six of the shots on goal. The officiating started to fall against SU as it racked up seven penalty cards on the day, compared to CU’s three.
CU sophomore Brad Colvin’s goal early in the game spoiled a great defensive effort on the day for SU.
A penalty kick by CU’s Chris Moehler resulted in the second goal.
SU senior Austin Hill found himself in some heated situations throughout the game, as a frustrated Raider team could not catch a break with the officials.
The other seniors honored were Clay Sale, Andrew Foran, Alex Supplee, Taylor Hudson, Simon Neubauer and Joe Nixon. Assistant coach Cody Ditzel was also a member of the senior class. SU loses its leading scorer this year in Sam Talbot, but looks to build off of players like Templeton and Jonathan DeNicola as it already begins to look ahead to next season.