The 1979 Raiderettes opened the season with a 2-1 win over Dickinson, and then ran off seven straight clean sheets while putting up 15 goals in a 6-0-1 stretch, with only a tie against Gettysburg marring the run. A pair of ties against Elizabethtown (3-3) and Bloomsburg (1-1) kept the undefeated streak alive, and a 5-0 win over Lebanon Valley closed out the regular season. A 4-0 shutout of IUP in the PSAC tournament moved Ship into the final against Lock Haven; the Lady Eagles handed the Raiderettes their first loss of the season in a 3-0 setback. In the EAIAW tournament, Ship beat Trenton State in strokes and Etown 1-0 to advance to the final against F&M. Despite a 4-3 loss, Ship still advanced to the AIAW tournament. There, #2 Ship beat four consecutive opponents by one goal, with Lynchburg, CSU Chico and Glassboro all falling. In the final against top seed F&M, Ship got revenge for the EAIAW loss with a 1-0 win, claiming the first national title for the school.
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