MILLERSVILLE (Oct. 8, 2019) — Junior Jazmin Petrantonio scored a golden goal six minutes into overtime Tuesday to propel the No. 6-ranked Shippensburg University field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over No. 2-ranked Millersville from the Biemesderfer.
Shippensburg (6-4, 3-1 PSAC) and Millersville (9-2, 2-2) played to a one-goal margin for the ninth time in the last 10 meetings in the rivalry. Tuesday’s contest was the second of the season between the two teams but the all-important “conference” matchup.
How It Happened
Petrantonio had a three-point night, sending the Raiders home victorious in overtime by dribbling through a defender into the right-side of the scoring arc, then slamming a slap shot into the lower-left of the cage for her 14th goal of the season.
She assisted on the opening goal of the match in the third quarter as the Raiders scored on a well-designed penalty corner. After several quick passes, Petrantonio received the ball, dribbled deep into the crease, and sent it over to the far corner of the arc where junior Emily Stauffer was waiting. it was Stauffer‘s fourth goal of the year.
The Raiders controlled much of the possession for the first 25 minutes of the match, but the Marauders snuck in some chances late in the first half and ramped up the pressure with a barrage in the fourth quarter. Kyra Brakefield tied it up for Millersville with 6:16 left in regulation on a deft deflection deemed legal by the official off a shot from Erica Tarsi.
The work in the cage by redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Megan Lay allowed the Raiders to have the chance to score the game-winner in overtime. Lay tied a career high with eight saves, including three stops off MU penalty corners early in overtime with the Raiders down one player due to a green card.
Senior Rosalia Cappadora had a defensive save on the penalty corner that preceded the Millersville goal.
Petrantonio’s golden goal came with SU up one player, since Tarsi was issued a yellow card after she tripped up senior Mikayla Cheney following a stick-tackle that won possession for the Raiders.
SU finished with a 10-7 advantage in penalty corners, while the Marauders had a 10-6 edge in shots on goal.
Shippensburg’s next match is Saturday, when it hosts Kutztown from Robb Sports Complex.