The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team (8–4) put its 5–0 home record on the line Wednesday when it took on Lock Haven University (4–8–1) — the Raiders were able to keep their streak alive with a 3–2 double overtime victory that featured 41 total shots between both teams.
The game did not start off on the right foot for the Raiders. The Golden Eagles scored just 2:34 into the start of the game when Jamie Hunter knocked in her first goal of the season, putting LHU up 1-0.
The Golden Eagles tacked on another goal in the 30th minute of play when Madison Taylor finished off a corner kick from Samantha Biondi, extending the LHU lead to 2–0.
The Raiders went into halftime down two goals, but they were not discouraged.
SU’s first goal of the game came when Casey Rightmyer found the back of the net after a well-placed pass from Kate Zech.
Rightmyer finished the game with three shots on goal, two of which were on net to go along with her lone goal. The goal is Rightmyer’s third of the season.
The Raiders added their second goal when Brooke Clippinger knocked in an unassisted goal, tying the game at 2–2.
The match was a deadlocked at two at the end of regulation, sending the game into overtime — the fourth for the Raiders this year.
The first overtime was a stalemate for the Raiders and the Golden Eagles. SU recorded three shots compared to LHU’s zero.
Two minutes into the second overtime SU’s Ashley Vellucci scored the golden goal for the Raiders, solidifying SU’s eighth overall victory this year. Kylee Bricker was credited with the assist for the Raiders.
The goal is Vellucci’s second for the season and is also the second game-winner.
SU will indulge in its fourth overtime victory until Saturday afternoon when it travels to Bloomsburg University for another crucial PSAC matchup.