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Swimming starts strong Abbie Brumback

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The Raiders earned another first–place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. O’Neal, Brown, Meier and junior Jen Flinchbaugh, finished the event with a time of 3:43.14. SU defeated SCU but unfortunately fell to WCU Friday evening.

The Shippensburg University men’s and women’s swimming teams traveled to Southern Connecticut State University this weekend for a tri-meet between Shippensburg Univeristy, Southern Connecticut UniMen veristy and West Chester As for the men’s team, University. two swimmers secured PSAC cuts at the seaWomen The women’s team geared son opener. Elijah Goldup for a weekend full of stiff man and Brennan Wolter competition. Earning four achieved their PSAC cuts PSAC cuts this weekend in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Other highlights include were senior Julie Brown in the 50-yard freestyle with Shaun Smith’s 100-yard a time of 24.64. Brown also butterfly with a time of earned a PSAC cut in the 56.22, which captured him 100-yard freestyle with a a first–place spot in the meet. time of 54.50. The Raider swimmers for Sophomore Carolyn Meier earned a PSAC cut in the the 400-yard freestyle re200 freestyle with a time of lay achieved a second-place 1:58.14 and 100-yard free- finish. Swimmers Tyler Robertson, Stefan Szistyle with a time of 54.40. Friday evening, Raider lagyi, Chris Bankert and sophomore Rikki Sargent, Goldman earned a time of freshman Abbey O’Neal, 3:22.97. Despite great swims, Brown and Meier won the the Raiders fell to both the 200-yard freestyle relay. Saturday, junior Jess Owls and the Rams SaturTrgovic achieved a second day afternoon. The Raiders have a much place finish in her 200-yard backstroke with a stellar needed 26-day rest period time of 2:16.81 while Raid- before they get back into er senior Colleen Stiles fin- the water on Nov. 1 when ished just behind Trgovic they take on Fairmont with an impressive time of State Univeristy inside Heiges Field House. 2:17.59.

Photo courtesy of Bill Smith

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Lauren Taylor scored her eighth goal during SU’s big PSAC victory.

Raider Molly Stuart recorded one shot during Saturday’s matchup.

Field hockey holds off Crimson Hawks

The Shippensburg University field hockey team scored twice in the first 10 minutes of a Saturday night showdown with IUP and weathered through separate pre-game and in-match lightning delays to fend off a pesky Crimson Hawks squad 4–2, from Miller Stadium. Shippensburg (10–0) extended its regular-season unbeaten streak to 20 matches with another balanced scoring effort. Senior Lauren Taylor

scored twice, while senior Megan Jett, the reigning PSAC Player of the Week, and Taylor Bender also added tallies in the contest. An unassisted goal by Jett midway through the first half proved to be the decisive tally for the Raiders. SU seemed to have control of the contest from the beginning, as Bender scored just two minutes, 29 seconds into the match and Taylor added her first goal of the game at the nine min-

ute, 49 second mark. The Raiders tacked on their fourth and final goal of the game just three minutes into the second half when Taylor notched her second of the night and her eighth of the season. Three Raiders-senior Bre White, Jett and Taylor, have each scored eight goals and tallied at least 17 points on the season. The Raider trio ranks inside the Top 10 in the conference in scoring. Bender raised her season goal total

to six and now has 13 goals for her career. SU enters a pivotal portion of the schedule next week with showdowns against No. 3 West Chester Univeristy and No. 2 Millersville University. The Raiders will travel Wednesday to WCU to face the Golden Rams before hosting the Marauders next Saturday. - Courtesy of SU Sports Information

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Joey Borgioni finished second in the 100-yard fly on Saturday afternoon. Senior Raider defender Katie Shoop (right) has played stellar for SU thus far this season, Shoop is a crucial part to the Raiders defense.

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