Release Date: 8/29/07
Shippensburg edges Mansfield 1-0 in hard fought PSAC East opener
MANSFIELD -- Gayle Kuntzman scored in the 68th minute to lift Shippensburg the 1-0 win over Mansfield in a PSAC East contest Wednesday afternoon.
The Mountaineers carried the play most of the game, out shooting the Red Raiders 17-11, but were not able to get the ball past Red Raiders goalie Beth Long.
“It was a good effort,” Mansfield coach Tim Dempsey said. “I think we controlled 65 minutes of the game and we had our chances but we just couldn’t get the ball into the net.”
The Mountaineers had two good chances in the first half. The when the Mountaineer had s number of good touches in front of the goal off a corner and the second when Colleen Corcoran hard shot from 10 yards out hit the inside of the left post and bounced away before Shippensburg was able to clear the ball.
Kuntzman scored what would prove to be the game’s only goal midway through the second half when she took a pass from Sarah Tagye and lofted the ball over the head of Mansfield keeper Justine Segear and into the back of the net.
Mansfield put pressure on especially in the final three minutes when the Mountaineers had three corners but could not score.
Segear play well in goal for Mansfield recording 10 saves including a diving save pm a free kick late in the game.
Beth Long had six saves in goal for Shippensburg.
Mansfield falls to 0-1-1 while Shippensburg improves to 2-0.
Mansfield travels to Kutztown next Monday.
Shippensburg 1 Mansfield 0
Shippensburg 0 1 1
Mansfield 0 0 0
67:36 Ship Gayle Kuntzmann (Sarah Tagye)
Shippensburg 12 Mansfield 17
Saves: Shippensburg 6 (Beth Long) Mansfield 10 (Justine Segear)