The Shippensburg University field hockey team used a trio of ways to capture a 5–1 victory over Southern Connecticut State on Sunday afternoon.
SU played strong defense, had possession of the ball often, and took a lot of shots, all helping them win. Five players contributed to the scoring: Lauren Taylor, Megan Jett, Bre White, Taylor Bender and Molly Stuart.
It started out fast for the Raiders, scoring two quick goals in the first three minutes. But their scoring pace slowed down and SU did not score again until the 36th minute.
The Raiders shot the ball 33 times and 24 of them were on net.
White had a great offensive game taking 11 of those 33 shots.
The Raiders went into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
SU’s defense was stellar and unstoppable on Sunday only letting the Owls shoot the ball four times and only three of them were on net. The defense prevented SCSU from getting the ball and gave the offense a lot of time on the attack. They played like the No. 2 team in the country should.
On Saturday, SU took on Saint Michaels and won by a score of 7–1.
After winning both games, it completed the inaugural Jane Goss Memorial Tournament a perfect 2-0. The tournament is in memory of Jane Goss who passed away last year.
Goss was a long-time coach at SU, serving for 33 years in athletics. During one of those 33 years, she led SU to its only national championship to date in any sport.
The No. 2 Raiders will re-take the field again today at the Robb Sports Complex to take on No. 1 West Chester in what could be one of the biggest field hockey games in SU history.