SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Vulcans recorded their fifth shutout of the season and moved into a tie for sixth place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) standings on Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 victory at Shippensburg.
With the win, the California University of Pennsylvania improve to 9-5-1 overall behind a 5-4-1 mark in conference action.
The Vulcans are tied with East Stroudsburg for sixth place in the PSAC standings with 16 points and each school has one league game left in the regular season.
The top-six schools at the end of the year qualify for the league tournament, which three teams have already clinched post-season berths. Meanwhile the Raiders fall to 5-11 overall and 2-8 in league play.
The game remained scoreless in the first half despite a combined 15 shots between the two teams. The Vulcans broke the scoreless tie in the 79th minute when senior Elliot Taylor, a Central Valley graduate, headed the ball into the back of the net on a throw-in from sophomore Eric Campbell (Erie, Pa./Harbor Creek).
The Raiders out-shot the Vulcans by a 5-4 margin in the second half but were unable to register a goal.
(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)