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Women’s soccer neither wins nor loses against Raiders

Breanna Crognale
Sports Writer 

For the women’s soccer team, their ideal game would’ve ended with a win, but instead ended in a draw.

The women’s soccer team hosted the Shippensburg Red Raiders on Saturday with the game ending in a draw.  The match went all the way to double overtime, with both teams still failing to score.  While there was a lack of offensive production, there was no shortage of action, with each side trading chances left and right.
The marauders had a total of eleven shots on goal and the Raiders had twenty-one.  Four of Millersville’s eleven shots were taken by Kristin Lepley, who led the team.  Each team had their share of offensive opportunities, and their goaltenders were certainly up to the task.  Marauder goalkeeper Olivia Webber was solid in net, and turned in one of her best performances of the season, with eight saves.
Shippensburg goalkeeper Shelbie Rackley, made a total of five saves for the Red Raiders.  One of the best scoring chances for the lady Marauders came in the opening seconds of the second overtime, when a shot from Lepley went just wide of the net.  The best chance for the Raiders was at the 61st minute when a corner kick in the box made it past Webber.  Millersville defender Lindsay Wilson made a huge save to preserve the tie.

The two teams were equally matched in all three categories: offense, defense, and goal tending with the latter proving to be the deciding factor of the match.  The draw is the first of the season for the Marauders and puts them at 3-3-1 for the season so far.  Their next game is Sept. 28 when the girls travel to Erie to face Gannon, with a start time of 4:30 p.m.

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