Shippensburg field hockey junior goalkeeper Ally Mooney was tabbed the NFHCA Division II Defensive Player of the Week by the national office. She combined for 15 saves last week in wins over then-No. 1 East Stroudsburg and No. 8 Bloomsburg. The Raiders, defending NCAA Division II champs, have since claimed the No. 1 spot in the poll.
Shippensburg women's soccer squandered a pair of two-goal leads, falling 4-3 on the road to Bloomsburg in PSAC action. The Huskies scored three goals in six minutes to erase a 3-1 deficit. An assist by Mariah Varner (Carlisle) had given the Raiders (2-8-1, 1-8) that 3-1 lead in the 55th minute.
Former Shippensburg football coach and dean of students David A. Dolbin died earlier this week. He was 85. Dolbin served as head coach of Shippensburg State College from 1964-71 with 25 career victories. He also previously coached John Harris High School in his former hometown of Harrisburg.
Shippensburg women's swimming edged IUP, while the men fell by a point in their respective season openers. Stephanie O'Toole won all three of her events, including setting a new pool record in the 200 IM (2:11.13). The quartet of Erin Fife, Jeanette Welch, Madeleine Verby and Carly Alvarado clinched the team win with a victory in the final event, the 200 freestyle relay. The men were led by Jeff Beyer, who won the 200 free and the 1,000 free.
Cole Kropnick scored 1:37 into double overtime, lifting Shippensburg to a 1-0 victory over Bloomsburg. It was his team-leading ninth goal for the Raiders (4-5-2, 2-3 PSAC). Garret Watson saved six shots for his first win of the year and fourth shutout of his career.
Dickinson and Messiah men's golf shared the top team score at the Gettysburg Fall Invitational, though the Red Devils were awarded the title via tiebreaker (low No. 5 scorer, Schuyler Leff's 86). Vince Warzecha paced the Red Devils with a 74 to finish third overall in the individual scoring. Bryce Watkins fired a 73 to tie for first for the Falcons.
Messiah's No. 1-ranked field hockey (NCAA Division III) coasted to a 6-1 victory over Gettysburg, with two goals each by Carissa Gehman and Emily Rubright. The Falcons (10-0) attempted a season-high 43 shots.
Messiah women's volleyball swept Hood 3-0, with Lanae Hunsberger and Braedyn Gallagher sharing 15 kills, and Jennifer Rusling handing out 28 assists for the Falcons (7-11).
Messiah's No. 7 women's soccer team attempted 24 shots to Albright's zero, but none crossed the line in a 0-0 double-overtime final. Alexis Tunney made 10 saves to stymie the Falcons (7-1-3).