The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team had an up-and-down week, splitting a pair of matchups against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) competition.
The Raiders opened their week with a 1-0 upset win over No. 12 ranked Millersville University on Wednesday night.
It was a close contest throughout, with both teams ending with seven shots on goal. Wednesday’s matchup was much different from their first meeting, when Millersville outshot SU 14-4.
The lone goal of the game came in the 60th minute when senior Izzy Weigel took a pass from freshman Alyse Caffrey and scored on a breakaway. The goal was her team-high fifth of the season.
With the win, SU breaks a 12-game losing skid against nationally-ranked opponents dating back to the start of the 2015 season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kasey Doss tied her career high with seven saves, including a clutch diving stop in the final minute, and recorded her second straight shutout.
The Raiders could not keep their momentum going throughout the week as they dropped a matchup against Kutztown University, 4-0.
Kutztown’s defense smothered the Raiders all game. SU managed to put up a meager four shots on goal, with two coming from Weigel.
KU has had the Raiders number for a while as it has won six straight contests over Shippensburg dating back to 2015.
The Raiders will likely be on the outside looking in come the playoffs as they sit in sixth place with a 5-8 record in the conference. The top four teams in the PSAC East advance to the playoffs and there are only three remaining games in the season.
Shippensburg returns to the field on Wednesday night when it faces No. 22 East Stroudsburg University on the road.