Despite a slow first half, the Shippensburg University field hockey team captured a 3–0 victory over East Stroudsburg University Tuesday afternoon to keep its 16-game winning streak alive.
The game started slow for the Raiders. The first half consisted of SU out-shooting the Warriors 8–2.
Even though the Raiders took eight shots, none of them found the back of cage.
SU had plenty of opportunities in the first half, being that it took seven penalty corners.
Raider goalie Carenna Neely recorded one save in the first half and notched another two throughout the course of the game.
On the opposite side of the field, ESU’s Alexis Charles saved five shots in the first half and 15 overall.
The Raiders found life 15 minutes into the second half when senior forward Taylor Bender broke the deadlock when she scored her eighth goal of the year on an acrobatic diving shot, putting SU up 1–0.
Just two minutes later, SU found the back of the cage again when senior forward Lauren Taylor collected a rebound and fired a shot into the cage, extending the Raiders’ lead to 2–0. Senior forward Bre White was credited with the assist.
The goal is Taylor’s 13th of the year and she leads the Raider squad.
SU managed to tack on one more goal when freshman forward Katelyn Grazan sent a ball in front of the cage that was redirected by senior midfielder Brittany Jett, capping the Raiders’ 3–0 victory.
Jett’s goal is her first of the 2013 season.
SU will put its 16-game winning streak on the line when it travels to Seton Hill University on Saturday, Nov. 2 to take on the Griffins. Game time is set for 4 p.m.