Shippensburg blanks Indiana (Pa.)
Roundup: No. 1 Bloomsburg shuts down No. 9 Millersville
INDIANA, Pa. -- Second-ranked Shippensburg hit the road to shut out No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) by a 6-0 count on Tuesday afternoon with a five-goal second half and the sixth career hat trick from senior Kristina Taylor.
The game was scoreless for all but three seconds of the first half, when Taylor knocked in a shot off a pass from sophomore Lauren Taylor at the 34:57 mark.
The Raiders (13-2, 7-0 PSAC West) added a second goal shortly into the second half, when Kristina Taylor assisted senior Katie Pufnock 2:33 into the period for Pufnock’s 12th goal on the season and a 2-0 lead against the Crimson Hawks (9-5, 5-2).
Just over 10 minutes later, sophomore Bre White added her 16th goal of the season off of Taylor’s second assist of the game. A pair of juniors linked up on Shippensburg's fourth goal of the contest when Ashley Taylor assisted Taylor Jones for her seventh score on the year. Jones finished the afternoon with a team-high six shots.
Kristina Taylor knocked in the Raiders’ last two goals of the game, the first off a give-and-go from White and the second assisted by sophomore Katie Shoop.
Junior Ciarra Delost and sophomore Carenna Neely split the game at goalkeeper for the Raiders, with Delost earning the start and Neely making two saves in the second half to preserve the shutout.
No. 1 Bloomsburg 2, No. 9 Millersville 0
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- Top-ranked Bloomsburg scored two second-half goals en route to a 2-0 victory against No. 9 Millersville on Tuesday afternoon.
The game was scoreless in the opening half despite the Huskies holding a 6-3 edge in shots on goal and a 4-2 edge in penalty corners.
Bloomsburg finally broke into the lead in the 46th minute when Amber Aulenbach scored off an Amanda Riley assist. The goal for Aulenbach was her fourth of the season, while Riley picked up her team-high seventh assist.
The Huskies added to their lead in the 56th minute when Alexis Weber took a pass from Lindsay Danz and made it a 2-0 advantage for Bloomsburg.
Bloomsburg got another great effort from its defense led by Betsy Renn and Becca Sherman, as Millersville managed just five shots on goal for the game.
The Huskies improved to 13-0 on the year with the victory, including a 6-0 mark in the PSAC East. Millersville fell to 7-7 overall, and 1-6 in the PSAC East.
No. 3 West Chester 6, No. 7 C.W. Post 4
WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- No. 3 West Chester scored three goals in the game's final seven minutes to rally past seventh-ranked C.W. Post 6-4 on a chilly Tuesday afternoon at Vonnie Gros Field.
West Chester (10-3, 5-2 PSAC East) watched a three-goal lead evaporate over a five-minute span that bridged overtime. However, the Golden Rams were able to regroup against C.W. Post (8-5, 3-4) in a conference battle with second place on the line.
Nicole Fiorilla scored twice, Carly Buckwalter added a goal and an assist and Leah Angstadt assisted on a pair of goals for West Chester. However, it was Karly Herb's defensive save in the 66th minute that provided perhaps the turning point in the match.
With the Golden Rams clinging vicariously to a 5-4 advantage, Pioneers forward Lyn-Marie Wilson waltzed in all alone on West Chester goalkeeper Kristin Arnold for the fourth time in the second half and tucked the ball under Arnold's outstretched arm. Herb, sprinting back, laid her stick down just before the ball crossed over the goal line and into the cage, preserving the Rams' one-goal margin for the time being.
That defensive save ignited the spark necessary to carry West Chester the rest of the way home. Buckwalter's second goal of the season with 36 secons remaining provided the winning margin for the Golden Rams.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.