The Shippensburg University field hockey team finished its regular season undefeated after a 5-0 win over Slippery Rock University on Saturday at Robb Sports Complex.
SU (16-0, 10-0 PSAC) got a hat trick from senior Jenna Sluymer, a goal and assist from senior Jazmin Petrantonio and two assists from graduate Tori Albright. Freshman Valu Paul added a goal and graduate Anna Gruber added an assist.
Sluymer opened the scoring in the first half with a natural hat trick, the fifth of her career, scoring all three goals off penalty corners. Petrantonio assisted on the first goal and Albright assisted the next two.
Petrantonio scored off a Gruber assist in the third period and Paul took an aerial pass from senior Maddie Reuther and rocketed a shot high into the net, creating the final 5-0 margin.
The Raiders shot 13 times on goal and had 18 penalty corners in the match.
This marks the first time since 2013 that the team has finished conference play without a loss and just the fifth time in SU school history that a team has completed the conference schedule without a loss.
Petrantonio made history in their game against Frostburg State last Tuesday, becoming just the third player in NCAA Division II history to score 100 career goals. She also set the single-season goal record that game with her 33rd of the season.
The No. 1 ranked Raiders will host the 2021 PSAC Field Hockey Championships on Friday Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 7 at Robb Sports Complex. They will play in the first semifinal on Friday at 1 p.m. against an opponent yet to be determined.
Shippensburg also maintained their No. 1 ranking in the 2021 NCAA Atlantic Region rankings released every Wednesday leading up to the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championships announcement on Nov. 8.