COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP: Shepherd and SU

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Graduate student Sydney Clayton, 24, scored 34 points to lead Shepherd University to a 68-65 women's baskeball win over Mansfield Saturday. SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY

Shepherd drops lacrosse opener at Slippery Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK – Brooke Kelly scored three goals and Charleigh Rondeau added two goals and three assists to lead Slippery Rock (1-0) to a 13-10 win over Shepherd (0-1) in women’s lacrosse action under snowy conditions at Slippery Rock last week. 

Senior attack Katherine Campbell (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) led the Rams with three goals and two assists for five points.

Graduate student attacker Sidney Kelly (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown) added a pair of goals, while sophomore attacker Sam Lassahn (Baltimore/Concordia Prep) added a goal and two assists.

Sophomore midfielder Kaiya Edwards (Brogue/Red Lion) had a goal and an assist and senior midfielder Maddison Young (Carlisle/Carlisle) provided an assist.          

Slippery Rock had a 9-3 lead at halftime.

Shepherd rallied in the second half and trailed by only a goal at 11-10 after an unassisted goal by Campbell with 13:54 left. Slippery Rock tallied a pair of goals in the final 1:08 to seal the win.

Senior goalkeeper Hailey Bennett (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) recorded 15 saves for the Rams. Gillian O’Rourke recorded nine saves for The Rock.

Slippery Rock had a 35-21 advantage in shots. The Rock was 17-of-22 in clears, while Shepherd was 17-of-28. Slippery Rock had a 17-10 edge in draw controls, while ground balls were even at 27 apiece. Shepherd forced 21 turnovers and committed 31.

The Rams were return to action on Monday with a 3 p.m. home game against Gannon.

Shepherd women’s basketball team outlasts Mansfield

MANSFIELD — Graduate student forward Sydney Clayton (Frederick, Md./St. John’s) scored a game-high 34 points to lead Shepherd University (22-6, 16-6 PSAC) to a 68-65 win over Mansfield (7-19, 6-16 PSAC) in PSAC women’s basketball action Saturday.

Clayton hit on 14-of-22 field goals with a 1-of-1 effort from three-point range. She was 5-of-7 from the foul line. She also added 10 rebounds to post her 10th double-double of the season. 

Graduate student guard Marley McLaughlin (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield)  added 12 points and four boards, while junior forward Cara Minor (Hundred, W.Va./North Marion) added eight points.

Junior guard Abby Beeman (Ridgeley, W.Va./Frankfort) dished out a game-high 10 assists and senior guard Hannah Myers (York, Pa./Eastern York) posted a game-high five steals.

Alivia Paeglow had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead the Mounties.

Mansfield had a 36-30 lead at the break.

Shepherd shot 47.3 percent (26-55) from the floor with a 44.4 percent effort (4-9) from three-point range for the game. The Rams connected on 63.2 percent (12-19) of their free throws.

Mansfield hit on 39.4 percent (26-66) from the floor with a 25 percent effort (6-24) from three-point range for the game. The Mountaineers connected on 77.8 percent (7-9) of their free throws.

Mansfield had a 45-28 advantage on the boards.  Shepherd forced 22 turnovers and committed 14. 

The Rams travel to West Chester University Monday for first-round action in the PSAC Tournament.

Shepherd men’s basketball team drops final regular-season game to Mansfield

MANSFIELD — Scott Woodring scored 17 points and Jaz Farrell added 13 to lead Mansfield (5-23, 4-17 PSAC) to a 75-68 win over Shepherd University (12-16, 8-14 PSAC) in PSAC men’s basketball action Saturday at Mansfield.

Senior guard Cam Stephens (Bunker Hill, W.Va./Musselman) led Shepherd with 16 points. Sophomore guard Phillip Jordan (Rockville, Md./St. Albans) was also in double figures with 12 points

Freshman forward Carson Poffenberger (Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown) grabbed a team-high six rebounds, while senior forward Kyle Daggett (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and freshman guard Jarod Robinson (Laurel, Md./Glenelg Country School) each added five.

Mansfield had a 36-32 lead at the half.

Marcus Friend and Justice Smith each added 11 points for the Mountaineers. 

Shepherd connected on 44.3 percent (27-61) of its shots from the floor with a 37 percent (10-27) performance from beyond the arc for the game. The Rams hit 50 percent (4-8) of their free throws.

Mansfield shot 47.3 percent (26-55) from the floor with a 40 percent effort (10-25) from three-point range. The Mounties shot 86.7 percent (13-15) from the foul line.

Mansfield had a 35-32 rebounding edge. Each team had nine turnovers.

The Rams return to action on Monday when they hit the road for first round action of the PSAC Tournament.

Ranked Seton Hill squad beats Shippensburg lacrosse team, 15-9

GREENSBURG — The Shippensburg University lacrosse team came up short on Saturday afternoon at No. 18 Seton Hill, dropping a 15-9 decision to the Griffins.

Shippensburg (1-1) got four goals from freshman Kayla Vosburg (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Preparatory), three from senior Gabby Savarino (Hauppage, N.Y./Hauppage), and a goal each from seniors Hannah Seifried (Springfield/Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr) and Jena MacDonald (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora).

Seton Hill (1-0) led 4-0 after the first quarter but the Raiders responded to tie the score at 5-5 two minutes into the third quarter with a goal by Savarino. The Griffins answered with a 7-1 run to take control.

Shippensburg hosts Georgian Court at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Robb Sports Complex.

Shippensburg women’s basketball team loses to Kutztown

SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg University women’s basketball team had a strong start on Saturday but it was not enough to defeat Kutztown, as the Raiders fell to the Golden Bears by a score of 64-55 in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division game.

Shippensburg (16-12, 12-10 PSAC) opened the game on a 7-2 run, but Kutztown (15-5, 18-3) quickly responded. The Raiders trailed by seven points at halftime. SU used a 9-2 run to get within five points of the lead in the fourth quarter, but did not get any closer.

Shippensburg posted a 43-28 rebound advantage over Kutztown, while the Golden Bears scored 27 points off 20 Raider turnovers.

Senior Aunbrielle Green (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin East) led the Raiders with 15 points and eight rebounds. She added a steal and a block.

Senior Destiny Jefferson (Scranton/West Scranton (West Chester)) contributed 14 points, seven rebounds, a team-high of five assists and two steals.

Kutztown had three players with double figures. Naia Pulliam led the Golden Bears with 16 points. Alexis Smith had 14 points and Abbey Hearn had 13 points.  

Before the start of the game, Shippensburg recognized six seniors: Olivia Gregory (Hawley./Wallenpaupack), Jacquelynne Baker (New Castle/Shenango), Jefferson, Green, Lauren Mills (Lancaster/Lancaster Catholic) and Aaliyah Nash.

Shippensburg, the PSAC Eastern Division No. 4 seed, will host Lock Haven, the Eastern Division No. 5 seed, at 5:30 p.m. Monday in a PSAC Tournament First Round game at Heiges Field House.

Shippensburg downs Kutztown in final regular-season home game

SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg University men’s basketball team won 79-59 against Kutztown in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division match-up on Saturday.

Shippensburg (19-8, 16-6 PSAC) held Kutztown (9-19, 6-16) to 39 percent shooting, including 18 percent shooting from three-point range, and outscored the Golden Bears 19-9 in points off turnovers. Saturday marked the sixth time this season that SU has held a team below 60 points. Eleven different Raiders played in the contest.

Youssef Diabate (Philadelphia/Constitution), Kiyon Hardy (Philadelphia/The Shipley School (Kutztown)) and Jake Biss (Latrobe,/Greater Latrobe) were honored pregame at a Senior Day ceremony. Diabate made the first start of his career and grabbed five rebounds and dished out one assist in 17 minutes of play. He also threw down a slam dunk in the second half.

Biss shot 4-of-9 from the floor, including 3-of-7 from three-point range, and was a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. Biss put up 21 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal. In the contest, Biss passed Matt Markle and Abe Massaley to move into 10th all-time in career points at Shippensburg. Biss also passed Markle for fourth all-time in career three-pointers.

Hardy shot 7-of-12 from the field for 17 points, and had two assists, two rebounds and two steals. Redshirt junior Dom Sleva (Pittsburgh/Montour) shot 5-of-10 from the floor, including 3-of-5 from three-point range and dropped 13 points, seven rebounds, and one steal.

Redshirt junior Rashon Johnson (Philadelphia/Simon Gratz (Highland C.C.)) stuffed the box score with 11 points, five rebounds, six assists, and two steals while shooting 4-of-9 from the field.

Junior Carlos Carter (Indiana,/Indiana) shot 4-of-11 from the floor while contributing 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, a block, and a steal.

Kutztown got 12 points, two rebounds and two steals from Wesley Butl

Shippensburg, the PSAC Eastern Division No. 3 seed, will host East No. 6 seed Lock Haven at 7:30 p.m. Monday in a PSAC First Round tournament contest at Heiges Field House.