The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team split its two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference matchups this week, dropping its first game against No. 9 Bloomsburg University and bouncing back on Saturday for a shutout against Lock Haven University.
SU jumped out to a 1-0 lead in their road match against the Huskies thanks to a goal from redshirt freshman Julia Dalton in the 36th minute. The goal came off an assist from freshman Alyse Caffrey which marked her first collegiate point.
Bloomsburg answered back just 18 seconds later, sneaking a ball into the net off a shot that bounced off the post.
The Huskies came out of the half and put two more goals on the board in the first two minutes. Shippensburg never recovered and ended up dropping the game 4-1. Sophomore Kasey Doss got her first start of the season at goalkeeper and recorded three saves.
The Raiders were back in action Saturday afternoon in front of their home crowd for homecoming weekend. They did not disappoint the fans in attendance as they blanked Lock Haven University 3-0.
The teams played an even matchup throughout but SU was able to convert on crucial scoring opportunities.
Freshman Emma Oberholtzer got the scoring started in the 40th minute, finishing a pass from senior Izzy Weigel in the upper left corner of the goal.
Ten minutes after the second half began, junior Kendall Mikkelsen booted a ball downfield that allowed sophomore K.K. O’Donnell to knock a shot into the lower half of the net and give the Raiders a 2-0 advantage.
SU got one last goal in the 87th minute as junior Taylor Moore kicked one a goal in the middle of a scrum. Freshman Lauren Ocker got credit for the assist.
Doss made a career-high seven saves and got her first career collegiate shutout in the victory.
Shippensburg will look to start a winning streak as they hit the road again Wednesday in a PSAC matchup against Millersville University at 5 p.m.