The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker against Millersville, 1-0, in overtime Saturday afternoon at David See Field.
The Raiders (1-2-1, 1-1 PSAC East) struggled to produce offense throughout the game — especially in the first half. SU was outshot 16-3 in the first half by Millersville (3-2-0, 2-0).
Even with the quantity of shots, neither team could find the back of the net before halftime.
In net for the Raiders was freshman goalkeeper Jacob Zlotshewer, who was making his first start for the Raiders.
Zlotshewer got the start because senior goalkeeper Bradley Brickman was given a red card in the previous game and was unable to play. Zlotshewer had seven saves and faced 25 shots.
Things got physical in the 51st minute. Shippensburg’s Rene Quintanilla received a yellow card, setting the tone for physical play that would occur throughout the second half.
Despite a number of close chances, neither team could capitalize and take the lead.
After 90 minutes of regulation, the score remained knotted at zero and the teams headed to overtime.
Neither team could break through until the 109th minute. A Millersville service set up a Jake Gosselin header that just snuck past Zlotshewer and into the back of the net for the winning goal.
Shippensburg will look to bounce back from the last-second defeat on Wednesday at Shepherd University at 3:30 p.m.