The Shippensburg University field hockey team picked up its sixth win of the season with a victory against Indiana University of Pa. Saturday afternoon. A late goal by senior Bre White broke the tie and gave SU the 4–3 victory.
The Raiders set the tone with an early goal by Megan Jett at one minute two seconds into the first half, her fourth of the season.Taylor Bender was credited with the assist, her second of the year.
The Raiders continued to push the action on offense, taking six more shots in the half before Lucinda Kauffman scored on an open net in the 30th minute of action, her second of the season.
The SU defense held IUP to only four shots in the first half, but would not be able to hold the Crimson Hawks the entire game.
It was not until the 57th minute of play that IUP found its offense. Crimson Hawk Dani Edwards closed the scoring gap.
At 57 minutes, 36 seconds Edwards scored the Crimson Hawks’ first goal, and then Chelsea Wanamaker added another just five minutes later.
With the score 3–2, SU still struggled to score in the second half.
IUP tied the score in the 65th minute of the game with a goal by Jessica Kida, assisted by Haley Fidler.
With time running out and the score tied, SU had to find a spark on offense to take back control of the game. The spark would come from White.
White scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with about two minutes left in the match. The goal is White’s eighth of the season.
The Raiders defense did not allow the Crimson Hawks to take another shot for the remainder of the match, and held on to the lead to take their sixth win of the season.
The Raiders will return to action today when they travel to Mercyhurst University, and will return at home Friday at 4 p.m. against Mansfield University.