Shippensburg University’s field hockey team concluded its regular season on Saturday with a 5-0 shutout win over Mercyhurst University.
SU flat out dominated the game, all five of the Raider goals came from different players and they held a 23-0 shots on goal advantage.
Freshman Plinke Hillen opened the scoring in the first period with a reverse hit into the right corner. The goal was the first of Hillen’s career. Fellow freshman Lilly Cantabene followed her up less than a minute later with a goal into the left corner of the net.
Sophomore Chloe Prettyman then made it 3-0 as she scored off a deflected shot from Cantabene, her fourth goal of the season.
Fellow sophomore Tess Jedeloo got a goal next as she intercepted a Mercyhurst defender and scored into an empty cage.
Sophomore Jocelyn Branco capped the scoring off with a rocket into the net off a penalty corner insert from senior Maura Mears.
Sophomores Lindsay Tripodo and Emma Albee shared the shutout, while MU goalkeeper Kayla Desormeau made 18 saves.
The Raiders will travel to Kutztown on Friday for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) semifinals matchup, with the winner facing the winner of Bloomsburg vs. Millersville for the PSAC Championship.