Shippensburg rolls by Slippery Rock
Jones tallies two goals to lift No. 4 Raiders to easy victory
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Fourth-ranked Shippensburg opened PSAC Western Division play on the road Tuesday afternoon by recording a 5-0 shutout of Slippery Rock. The Raiders have now won 19 consecutive PSAC West matches dating back to Oct. 8, 2008.
Junior Taylor Jones had her breakout performance of the season as she played a part in Shippensburg's (3-2, 1-0 PSAC West) first three goals of the game. Jones scored in the 25th and 34th minutes, each assisted by sophomore Bre White off penalty corners, to give Ship a 2-0 halftime lead.
In the second period, Jones provided a pass on a penalty corner that senior Katie Pufnock converted into a goal. The five points were the first of the season for Jones.
Just over three minutes later, Pufnock found the back of the cage again, this time off of a pass from senior Kristina Taylor, who scored a goal herself just minutes later off another White assist.
The Shippensburg defense held tough all game, allowing just one Slippery Rock shot. Sophomore goalkeeper Carenna Neely set that shot aside for her only save. Neely started her second game of the season and posted the first shutout of her career. Pufnock’s two goals give her a team-leading seven on the season.