Junior midfielder Marissa Spitler scored the game’s only goal in the 38th minute and sophomore goalkeepers Nicki Keiser and Brittain Wagner combined on East Stroudsburg University’s second straight shutout with a 1-0 victory over Shippensburg in PSAC women’s soccer on Tuesday night at Eiler-Martin Stadium.
Wagner made four second-half saves after replacing Keiser at halftime, the same rotation the Warriors (6-8-1, 3-8-1) used in a 1-0 win over Mansfield on Saturday night.
Shippensburg (5-8-3, 3-7-2) held a 14-13 advantage in shots – 11-6 in the second half – but Spitler’s goal before intermission was the only scoring. Shelbie Rackley had six saves for the Lady Raiders.
The Warriors posted the 200th win in program history, improving to 200-151-26 in 20 seasons since recently retired men’s head coach Jerry Sheska started the program in 1992.
Head coach Rob Berkowitz, in his fifth season, improves to 49-37-9 in his tenure on the sidelines. Berkowitz is also in his first year as men’s head coach and earned a 2-2 tie in the first game of the night as the Warriors ran their unbeaten streak to six.
ESU beat Shippensburg for the first time since 2008, going 0-1-2 in the last three meetings. ESU is 3-3-2 against the Lady Raiders under Berkowitz.
The Warriors won back-to-back games for the first time since the opening the season 3-0 and will look for their third straight win on Sunday with a non-conference game against Charleston (W.V.) at 1 p.m.at Eiler-Martin Stadium.