After making Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs for the first time since joining the conference in 2008, the C.W. Post field hockey team saw its season end on Friday, at the hands of the second-ranked Shippensburg University Red Raiders. The 4-1 loss came in the semifinal round of the tournament and dropped the team’s final record to 10-8, the team’s first winning record in three years. The Red Raiders will now continue into the PSAC championship to face Bloomsburg University on Monday, October 31st.
Shippensburg took control of the pace of the game from the start, scoring in the 16th minute of play on a tip from Taylor Jones to take the lead 1-0. The Pioneers fought back after the Shippensburg’s goal, challenging the Red Raiders in their own defensive zone. The team couldn’t find the back of the net, though, and the score remained at 1-0 going into halftime.
Shippensburg turned up the offense in the final half. A 48th-minute goal, followed by another goal two minutes later, put the Red Raiders on top 3-0. The Pioneers were finally able to get on the board in the 57th minute when sophomore forward Carlee Dragon, who currently leads the nation in goals scored, scored on a penalty stroke. With eight minutes left to play, the Red Raiders scored one more goal to solidify the final score at 4-1 and end the Pioneers’ season.
Senior goalkeeper Devon Trenkle made six saves in goal for the Pioneers, who were outshot 7-25 on the day.