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Roundup: No. 7 Bloomsburg falls to the Rock

No. 1 Shippensburg 4, No. 6 Kutztown 0

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Senior Bre White scored twice Wednesday on assists by sophomore Molly Stuart as No. 1-ranked Shippensburg out-ran No. 6 Kutztown, 4-0, in a non-conference matchup at Robb Sports Complex.

Shippensburg (5-0) posted its first shutout of the season and tilted the field with its passing and possession. The Raiders achieved a 22-8 advantage in shots and a 13-5 margin in penalty corners.

The game featured a deliberate pace early on but the scoring began at the 22:16 mark when junior Ari Saytar rifled a powerful back-hander into the cage for her second goal of the season. Ten minutes later, Stuart sent a feed into the box that White tapped in to make it 2-0.

SU put the game away in the final eight minutes. Junior Lucy Kauffman tapped in a cross-crease pass from junior Tori Ricker with 7:37 to play that made it 3-0. The final goal came four minutes later when White took a Stuart pass, dribbled into the scoring arc, and sent a shot into the lower left portion of the cage.

No. 3 Millersville (Pa.) 3, No. 2 West Chester 1

WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- In a rematch of the 2012 PSAC Championship, No. 3-ranked Millersville shook off an early blow from No. 2 West Chester and stormed past the homestanding Golden Rams for a 3-1 victory Wednesday.

Sarah Bomberger and Rachel Dickinson hooked up twice on penalty corners, and junior Alicia Youtz sealed Millersville's first win against the Golden Rams in nine tries. Millersville improved to 4-0 and handed the two-time defending national champions a second loss. West Chester's losses have come against the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in Division II.

Millersville has now out-scored its opponents 18-3 and have out-cornered its opponents 66-24. The Marauders also hold a 12-1 edge in second half goals.

Slippery Rock 3, No. 7 Bloomsburg 2

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- No. 7 Bloomsburg dropped a 3-2 decision to Slippery Rock. The loss by the Huskies was the first to the Rock in a series dating back to 1983.

Slippery Rock got on the board first when Lauren Geiser scored off an Allison Shade assist on a fast break give and go in the 18th minute.

The Huskies knotted the score at 1-1 when Felicia Domenici scored off a Sam Peters assist. Peters crossed a ball from the right side of the cage to Domenici who tapped it in.

The Rock took a 3-1 lead with a pair of goals less than four minutes apart early in the second half of play.

Bloomsburg closed to within 3-2 when Brittany Mathews converted a penalty stroke in the 45th minute of play.