Kutztown Battles Shippensburg into Overtime, But Falls

KUTZTOWN, Pa. Kutztown led in overtime with 1:39 to play, but fell to Shippensburg at Keystone Field Saturday afternoon 7-6 in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) match-up.

The Golden Bears (2-4 overall, 1-1 PSAC) were led by scorers Kelsey Hogan (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) who scored two goals and had one assist, while Taylor Stone (West Babylon, NY/West Babylon), Jillian Spencer (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township), Gina Carmina (Flanders, NJ/Mt. Olive), and Brielle Dickey (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) each scored one goal. Katie Feairheller (Ocean City, NJ/Ocean City) had one assist.

KU made the first strike when Spencer scored the first goal eight minutes into the first half. The goal was answered by SU's Courtney Kennedy with an assist from Lindsey Kennedy.

The Golden Bears broke the tie when Stone scored from an assist from Feariheller with 11 minutes remaining in the first half. The teams went to halftime with KU in the lead 2-1.

The Raiders evened up the scoreboard once again 11 minutes into the second half, and took the lead 3-2 when Kayla Dalzell scored off an assist from Sheila Johnson with 17:44 remaining in the second half.

Hogan brought the game back to a 3-3 tie scoring with 15:54 remaining in the second half, then put the Golden Bears ahead 4-3 scoring just over a minute later.

A free position goal from Carmina gave the Golden Bears a two goal advantage, until the Raiders scored twice to bring the game back to a tie of 5-5 to send the game to six minutes of overtime.

The first three minutes of overtime remained scoreless, but with 1:39 remaining, Dickey scored the sixth goal for KU with an assist from Hogan. Shippensburg scored seconds later off a free position shot, and went on to score the seventh and last goal of the game with 38 seconds remaining to win the game 7-6 taking their record to 3-5 overall, 1-1 PSAC.

KU goalkeeper JoAnn McLaughlin (Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape) had 11 saves, and Carmina led the Golden Bears in caused turnovers (five), and had five ground balls.

The Golden Bears return to action on Tuesday, April 2 when they travel to Bloomsburg University for a 4:00 p.m. start.


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