Shipley Nets No. 50 in Landslide Victory Over Chatham
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College senior forward Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) netted her 50th career goal, before tacking on her 51st and 52nd, in an 8-0 rout of Chatham Tuesday night in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action at Alexandre Stadium.
Shipley scored No. 50 in the 15th minute to open the scoring and provide the Presidents (8-5, 3-1 PAC) with a lead they would not squander. Just over a minute after the opening goal, Shipley quickly tallied her 10th score of the season to put W&J up by two.
The scoring parade continued in the 20th minute when senior Sarah Zeh (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) registered her fourth goal of the season, setting a new career high. Classmate Nikki Hladik (Renfrew, Pa./Butler) assisted on the first three goals of the contest.
Shortly thereafter, Shipley recorded her third career hat trick and 13th career multi-goal game, bumping the score to a 4-0 Presidents’ lead. Senior Ariel Shasko (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) launched a long range shot inside the far post in the 27th minute for her second goal of her senior campaign. The final goal of the half came off the foot of sophomore Molly Peddicord (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin), her third goal of the season.
A slower-paced second half remained scoreless until 32 minutes in when senior Dani Span (Baden, Pa./Quigley Catholic) scored her second goal in as many games. Span has registered at least one point in the three consecutive contests. W&J’s eighth and final goal came in the 80th minute, freshman Aundrea Snyder (DuBois, Pa./DuBois Central Christian) tallied her first collegiate goal.
For the game, the Presidents outshot the Cougars 26-1. Chatham registered its lone shot of the contest in the first half which was stopped by W&J starting goalkeeper Mattie Follen (Moon, Pa./Moon). Sarah Youngblood (Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier Valley) relieved Follen in net with 28 minutes remaining.
Washington & Jefferson remains at home to take on PAC foe Grove City this Saturday (Oct. 19) beginning at 1:00 pm at Alexandre Stadium.