Field hockey continues their undefeated season with weekend wins against Mansfield University and Queens University of Charlotte.
On Saturday, the Shippensburg University field hockey team returned to the field to play Mansfield University.
The game would be the opening of Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) division play for the Raiders. The Raiders were recently ranked No. 1 in the national polls.
Shippensburg defeated the Mountaineers 2-0. The Raiders (6-0 1-0 PSAC) would strike first in the fifth minute as Jazmin Petrantonio scored to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead.
With the goal, Petrantonio sets the SU career goal record with the 81st of her career and her 12th goal of the young 2021 season. The record was previously held by SU alumnus Kristina Taylor.
Shortly after the goal, the Raiders would strike again when senior Jenna Sluymer received a corner pass from freshman Mya Kemp and put it in the back of the net to extend the Raiders lead 2-0.
In the first quarter the Raiders outshot the Mountaineers (3-4 0-1 PSAC) 4-2. The teams did not commit any fouls in the first quarter of the game. Mansfield’s Alex Esterling was given a green card in the first quarter which gave the Raiders a two minute power play.
The second quarter was scoreless as the Raiders would have five shots in the quarter.
The Raiders led the Mountaineers at halftime 2-0
In the third quarter the SU’s Adrienne McGarrigle received a yellow card in the 58th minute. The card gave Mansfield a five-minute power play. However, the Mountaineers would not be able to find the net during the advantage.
The Raiders had 14 shots on goal in the third quarter and outshot the Mountaineers 14-2. They would have nine penalty corner chances in the third quarter. The Raiders would outshoot the Mountaineers 27-6
SU freshman goalkeeper Lindsay Tripodo made the start in net for the Raiders, she recorded 3 saves and did not allow a goal. Tripodo earned her fourth win of her collegiate career and her third shutout of the season.
The teams would not score in the final quarter and the Raiders would defeat the Mountaineers 2-0.
On Sunday the Raiders hosted Queens University at Robbs Sports Complex.
The Raiders struck first in the game in the 6th minute when Petrantonio found the back of the net for her 13th goal of the season.
The Raiders extended their lead later in the first quarter when graduate student Tori Albright scored her first goal of the season to give the Raiders a 2-0 lead.
Later in the first half Sluymer netted her fifth goal of the season to extend the lead to 3 goals.
The Raiders did not allow a shot on goal in the first half and had nine penalty corners. The Royals did not have a shot on goal in the first half either.
Neither team scored in the third quarter but in the fourth quarter Queens forward Cassie McKenzie scored to cut the score down to 3-1. Later in the quarter Gabe Lechner scored to cut the lead to one.
Petrantonio then scored her second goal of the day to put the game on ice for Shippensburg and give them a 4-2 win.
The 6-0 Raiders will travel to East Stroudsburg on Wednesday to take on the Warriors at 3 pm.