SU lacrosse falters in overtime showdown against PSAC East foe

The Shippensburg University women’s lacrosse team made a dramatic comeback in the late stages of the game, but ultimately fell in overtime to PSAC foe Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Tuesday afternoon’s contest at Robb Sports Complex.

Down by two goals with less than three and a half minutes in the second half, SU staged a comeback capped by Lauren Hauck’s goal with 30 seconds left in the final period. However, SU faltered in the overtime period, allowing two goals in the 16-14 loss.

The Raiders and Crimson Hawks vied for a commanding lead throughout the game, but both teams were unable to garner any kind of sustainable momentum. IUP held the largest lead, which was three in the game twice.

SU was able to carry a 9-7 lead into intermission after a Lindsey Kennedy goal in the waning seconds of the half. However, IUP scored three straight goals in the opening of the second half and kept it close throughout the game.

The game seemed to be over when IUP scored four straight goals late in the second half to hold a two-goal lead. However, SU staged its comeback thanks to Hauck, Kayla Dalzell and Sheila Johnson. Ali Cross made key saves to keep the game close for SU.

After an injury to long-time goalkeeper Meghan Kearney in the first half, Cross was thrust into the position. Cross, who had not manned the net since her freshman year, provided a solid effort for SU.

With the loss, SU falls to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the PSAC. The Raiders travel to Wheeling Jesuit University on Thursday for their next contest.

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