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The Shippensburg University football team went back to action after riding the high of an intense, last-minute victory against Slippery Rock University in its previous outing, only to fall flat on both offense and defense in a big loss to Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West squad California University of Pennsylvania (CALU), 57–14.
The 2018 edition of the Red Raider Pack made its entrance before the family day matchup between the Red Raiders and the Vulcans. The Red Raider Pack is a group of more than 100 students from elementary schools in the Shippensburg district. The students get to run through the marching band tunnel, immediately following the players to kick off the game. Pack members get special privileges to meet SU players, the cheerleaders and the team mascot, Big Red.
The SU offense struggled to get much momentum going on offense throughout the game. The unit tried a balanced attack with passing and the run game, but neither could give the Red Raiders a foothold in the game. The ground attack could not reach 100 yards and the SU quarterbacks threw for just 229 yards.
The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team defeated Clarion University with a final score of 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at David See Field.
Other members of the soccer team crowd around forward Izzy Weigel after her 80th-minute game-winner. Weigel leads the team with four goals this season.
The Shippensburg University volleyball team is on a tear. The squad won its last five matches including the one last Saturday, in which it defeated host West Virginia State (20–25, 25–16, 25–13,25–21). The Raiders also defeated Shepherd (25–23, 23–25, 25-19, 25-15) in a match held at the Convocation Center in Institute, West Virginia.
Junior Samantha Webber was on fire in SU’s four-game series win, posting 22 kills and nine assists against Wheeling Jesuit and Fairmont State, as well as 26 kills and six blocks in the matches against West Liberty and Charleston.
The Shippensburg University football team took the field against cross-conference opponent Slippery Rock University for the first time in five years, ending with a thrilling finish that brought SU fans to their feet as the Red Raiders took the win in the final seconds, 25–21.
Defensive lineman Josh Lister pressured The Rock QB all game with two sacks.
Defensive end Richard Nase (No. 8) recovered the ball for the game-winning touchdown for the Red Raiders after a hard-fought contest with Slippery Rock.
The Red Raiders celebrate after defensive end Richard Nase recovers a bad snap in Slippery Rock’s end zone for the go-ahead score in the game’s final minute.
For the second consecutive game, the Shippensburg University men’s soccer team won in a dominant showing, handily taking down Nyack College on Wednesday in Nyack’s backyard, 5–1.
Forward Cole Kropnick has been a big part of the team’s early season success, totaling eight points and four goals on 14 shots, including 11 shots on goal.
Midfielder Patrick Luebben put together a great game in Wednesday’s big 5-1 win over Nyack College. He played a role in three of the team’s goals, assisting on two and scoring his second goal of the season.
The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team lost its first game of the season, a 1–0 loss to Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) rival Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon at David See Field.
The Shippensburg University field hockey team moved to a perfect 3–0 in its young season when it defeated both Southern Connecticut State University and Saint Michael’s College this weekend.
Delaney Shifflett, pictured on the left, has improved drastically from her freshman season last year. Shifflett made six saves, but she allowed the game’s only goal on Saturday. The Raiders are 3-1, and Shifflett’s improved play in goal has been a major reason for the team’s fast start to this season.
Jazmin Petrantonio was the driving force in SU's win against Southern Connecticut State, grabbing a career-high four goals on the way to a 5-0 win.
The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team continued its strong start to the season by defeating Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) rival Edinboro 4-2 on Saturday afternoon in Edinboro.
The Shippensburg University football team kicked off its 2018 season in style Saturday, grabbing a 35–13 win over Clarion University at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh.