No. 1 Shippensburg Edges Out No. 8 Millersville
Nov. 6, 2010
Courtesy of Millersville
Millersville, Pa. - On a day that honored its three seniors, the No. 8 Millersville field hockey team came out looking for revenge against No. 1 Shippensburg, after suffering a 3-0 shutout earlier this season. The Marauders notched the first goal of the game but the Lady Raiders (18-0, 8-0 PSAC West) proved too much as the visitors came away with an eventual 3-2 victory.
Paige Morrison got Millersville (9-10, 2-5 PSAC East) on the board first with an unassisted goal 17:45 into first half action. Morrison caught the deflection from Emily Manwillers shot from the top of the arch and pushed the ball to the back of the cage.
Shippensburg answered at 26:49 when Ashley Taylor and Katie Pufnock connected to knot the score. The Lady Raiders took the lead less than two minutes later on a corner attempt when Kristina Taylor found her way around Sara Dickinson off of a Jamie Levy pass.
The clubs went into halftime with a 2-1 score.
Millersville tied the score at 2-2 10 minutes into the second period off of a penalty corner. Manwiller slammed the ball toward the cage from the top of the circle, as Tricia Jackson positioned herself at the corner to deflect the ball in.
After Millersville caused a foul in the circle with 53:50 showing on the clock, Shippensburg was awarded a penalty stroke. Bre White sent the ball to the top left corner of the cage out of Dickinsons reach to give her squad its final score of the game.
The Marauders fought until the end of action but could not find a way to score, as the Lady Raiders held onto their unblemished record.
Dickinson set aside 10 shots on goal throughout the 70 minutes, while Shippensburg fired off 26 shots.
In addition to Senior Day, Millersville also honored the 65th anniversary of the program as well as the 1985 National Runner-Up squad.