The Shippensburg University field hockey team completed its regular season with a pair of wins in the season’s final week, including a 3-2 win over Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponent Slippery Rock University.
The Raiders (12-5, 8-2 PSAC) began their week with a 6-1 win over Frostburg State University on Wednesday. The win secured a spot as the third seed in the PSAC.
Shippensburg blitzed Frostburg State, totaling 46 shots with 30 of them being shots on goal.
Junior Jazmin Petrantonio opened up the scoring with a penalty stroke goal in the fourth minute of the game. She finished with five goals in the win.
Frostburg State never got off the ground. They found themselves down 3-0 after the first quarter and the Raiders never gave their offense much opportunity to get anything going. Frostburg State totaled only five shots.
The lone goal of the game for Frostburg State occurred in the 33rd minute of the game when Brooke Lafayette scored on a loose ball in front of the net.
Sophomore Jenna Sluymer scored her eighth goal of the season late in the game to cap off the Raiders’ 6-1 win.
The Raiders traveled to play Slippery Rock University on Friday, beating them 3-2 in a game that was close throughout.
Petrantonio opened up the scoring in the first quarter with a goal off of a penalty corner. Slippery Rock responded with a goal four minutes later by Lauren Marks that tied the game.
The game remained tied until midway through the third quarter when Jessie Trube scored off a rebound to give Slippery Rock a 2-1 lead.
Petrantonio scored her second goal of the game to tie it up at two in the 47th minute. Junior Emily Stauffer scored the game-winner in the 58th minute off a pass from Petrantonio.
The Raiders outshot Slippery Rock 21-9, but a strong combined effort from Slippery Rock goalkeepers Maddie Murphy and Hannah Nurse (14 combined saves) kept the Rock in the game until the end.
Petrantonio, who scored a combined seven goals in two games this week, finished the regular season with a conference-leading 29 goals.
Shippensburg finished the season as the third seed in the PSAC and will be hosting a quarterfinals game on Tuesday at 4 p.m. against Millersville University.