Warriors Women’s Soccer Blanks Shippensburg, 1-0

Junior midfielder Marissa Spitler scored her first goal of the season in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Shippensburg.

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.