The Shippensburg men’s soccer team fell in both of their matches this week by a single goal. On Wednesday the Raiders faced off against Millersville University at David See Field. The Raiders lost to the Marauders 4-3. On Saturday the Raiders fell at Shepherd University 2-1.
Things did not start out well for the Raiders when they faced the Marauders. In the eighth minute the Matteo Adiletta scored which gave the Marauders an early 1-0 lead. A few minutes later the Marauders struck again when Spencer Shortt scored in the 14th minute, extended their lead to 2-0.
The Marauders continued the scoring in the 20th minute as Bob Hennessey scored which extended the Maraders lead to 3-0. Two minutes later Hennessey scored again putting the score to 4-0.
The Raiders were out shot in the first half 14-2.
The Raiders came out of halftime strong, as in the 45th minute,Spencer Sicerling scored to cut the lead down 4-1. It was his first career goal as a Raider on the season.
The Raiders continued to comeback in 56th minute when Duncan Omario scored his first career collegiate goal. SU found the net one more time in the game in the final minutes as Ashton Davies scored, bringing the lead down to 4-3.
The Raiders would fell to the Marauders 4-3. The Raiders were out shot by the Marauders 20-8 in the match.
The Raiders had seven corner kicks in the game and committed 16 fouls in the match. Freshman Goalkeeper Ryan Glenlast made four saves and allowed two goals.
On Saturday, Shippensburg looked to get back in the win column against Shepherd. The Rams struck first in the 34th minute on a Carlos Castilo score, giving the Rams an early lead 1-0.
Neither team would be able to score for the remainder of the first half and the Raiders would go into the second half down 1-0. In the 48th minute, SU’s Ashton Davies scored which tied the game at one.
The game remained tied until the 88th minute when Abdelrahman Elmasry scored to give the Rams a 2-1 lead. Shippensburg was not able to score in the final two minutes of the match and lost to the Rams 2-1.
The Raiders out shot the Rams 10-9 and had eight corner kicks, with 13 fouls in the match.
With the loss the Raiders fall to 4-7-3 on the year and have lost four games in a row. The Raiders will be back at David See Field on Wednesday as they take on East Stroudsburg at 7:00pm.