Shippensburg’s No. 3 ranked field hockey team got a gritty 1-0 win over No. 2 East Stroudsburg on Saturday in a rainy Pennsylvania State Athetic Conference (PSAC) matchup at Robb Sports Complex.
The first half of the game went scoreless as SU came out aggressive, but ESU was able to make four saves in the first two periods.
However, the Raiders stayed aggressive in the second half and three minutes into the third period, sophomore Valu Paul rocketed a ball into the bottom left of the cage off a pass from freshman Agus Garibaldi.
Paul’s goal was the first goal allowed on the season by East Stroudsburg goalkeeper Amy Supey, who had four saves on the day. Sophomore goalkeeper Lindsay Tripodo had two saves in front of the net for the Raiders.
SU had a 5-3 penalty advantage and a 9-3 shots advantage with five shots on goal. Neither team committed a foul and neither team attempted a shot in the fourth period.
Shippensburg will look to move to 2-0 in PSAC play on Friday as the travel to Slippery Rock for a 6 p.m. contest with The Rock.