W&J Routs Penn State-Altoona 10-0
ALTOONA, Pa. -- Junior forward Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) tied a school single-game record with five goals to lead Washington & Jefferson's 10-0 rout of Penn State-Altoona Sunday evening in non-conference women's soccer action.
Shipley has spearheaded the Presidents' three-match win streak with 10 goals after being held off the scoreboard during the first four games of the year. Shipley's five goals tie W&J Athletic Hall of Famer Nicole (Bosley) Bednarski '01 for the school record. Bednarski posted her five-goal game on October 5, 1998 against Chatham.
W&J improved to 3-4 overall, while the Lions' record dropped to 0-9.
Shipley and senior midfielder Kelsey Kraus (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) traded goals in the first 12 minutes of the game for a 4-0 lead. Shipley scored again at the 18:22 mark for a 5-0 advantage which held that way until halftime. Senior forward Chrissy Marcius (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) set up three goals during the opening 45 minutes and dished out a career-high four assists in the contest.
Marcius fed junior forward Sarah Zeh (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) for a goal six minutes into the second half, while sophomore midfielder Jess Skovira (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) netted a goal nine minutes later. Shipley scored two more 100 seconds apart in the final 10 minutes, while senior midfielder Dawn Murphy (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) closed the scoring in the 85th minute.
Shipley added one assist for an 11-point day. She now has 35 career goals and 21 assists for 91 points. Marcius' four assists give her eight for the season and 26 as a President.
The W&J defense allowed one shot the entire evening which was stopped by freshman Sarah Youngblood (Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier Valley).
W&J continues non-conference play on Thursday when hosting Franciscan at 5:00 pm at Alexandre Stadium.