Shepherd University Volleyball
INDIANAPOLIS – The Shepherd University volleyball team is ranked second in the region in the initial NCAA II Atlantic Region rankings for Nov. 3. Wheeling tops the regional rankings with a 20-5 overall mark with an 18-2 in-region record
Shepherd now has a 19-3 overall mark with a 17-3 in-region mark after a Tuesday win over Kutztown.
The Rams return to action on Friday when they host Lock Haven for a 7 p.m. match.
SU wrestlers drop opening meet
SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg University wrestling team participated in its first dual meet in 630 days Wednesday night, hosting Elizabethtown at Heiges Field House. The visiting Blue Jays won eight of the nine contested bouts and claimed a 38-3 victory in the season opener for both teams.
Shippensburg (1-0) got a win at 197 pounds from Alex Fouse (Roaring Spring, Pa./Northern Bedford), who claimed an 8-4 decision. Fouse used two first-period takedowns and another in the third period to score the lone Raider victory of the night.
Raider Connor Livingston (Westminster, Md./Manchester Valley (Alvernia)) opened the night with an exhibition win, wrestling up to heavyweight and claiming a 9-5 decision.
Shippensburg women’s soccer closes season with a win
MANSFIELD — The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team won 2-0 in its season finale on Wednesday at Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division opponent Mansfield in a match played at Karl Van Norman Field.
Shippensburg goals were scored by seniors Kelli Dunagan (Ellicott City, Md./Centernnial) and K.K. O’Donnell (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford). O’Donnell finished the season with a team-high six goals.
The Raiders had a 5-11-1 overall record, 5-9-1 in the PSAC East.
Eight SU field hockey players named to all-conference teams
SHIPPENSBURG —The Shippensburg University field hockey team had eight of its players named to the 2021 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Teams on Wednesday, highlighted by major awards for three individuals: senior midfielder Jazmin Petrantonio (Saenz Pena, Argentina/Colegio Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia) (Athlete of the Year), graduate back Caitlyn Wink (Princess Anne, Md./Delmar) (Defensive Athlete of the Year) and head coach Tara Zollinger (Coach of the Year).
It is the second time that Petrantonio has been named the PSAC Athlete of the Year; she was also honored as a sophomore in 2018. She leads NCAA Division II this season with 34 goals in 16 games.
Shippensburg had three players named to the All-PSAC First Team, three to the All-PSAC Second Team, and two to the All-PSAC Third Team – resulting in the most All-PSAC honorees for the Raiders since 2013.
First Team honorees are Petrantonio, Wink and senior forward Jenna Sluymer (Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands/Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Hoofddorp). Second Team honorees are graduate back Tori Albright (Landisburg, Pa./West Perry (UConn), graduate midfielder Sarah Womer (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South) and freshman goalkeeper Lindsay Tripodo (Gibbsboro, N.J./Eastern Regional). Third Team honorees are senior forward Adrienne McGarrigle (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) and freshman forward Valu Paul (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Instituto La Salle Florida).
Shippensburg, top-ranked in the NCAA Atlantic Region, recently completed a 16-0 regular season. The Raiders will host Millersville Friday at 1 p.m. in a PSAC tournament semifinal game.