SU ekes out victory over Edinboro with strong performance by Kennedy
The Shippensburg University women’s lacrosse team received another dynamic performance from Lindsey Kennedy on Friday afternoon from Sox Harrison Stadium as the Raiders continued their winning ways with a 9-6 road victory over Edinboro University.
SU used steady defense en route to its victory on Friday, allowing just two goals in the first half and six in the contest.
The six goals are the fewest allowed by the Raiders in a game since defeating Bloomsburg University last season, 8-6. The halftime score of Friday’s game was just 3-2 in favor of the Raiders.
Kennedy scored a game-high four goals to go along with two assists. She also won a team-high three draw controls and tied for the team high with three groundball pickups. Her hat trick is the third she has recorded this season and is the ninth of her career.
Courtney Kennedy had two goals, two assists and three groundballs on Friday. Her goal at the 9:59 mark of the first half gave SU a 2-1 advantage. She added another tally nine minutes into the second half.
Bennett Widlake scored twice in the second half in addition to recording two caused turnovers, and two groundballs. Lauren Hauck scored the last goal of the game with less than five minutes of play after the Fighting Scots had gotten within two goals of the Raiders.
Ali Cross made six saves to record her third victory of the season. Liz French collected two groundballs and had two caused turnovers while junior defender Jenna Simmons tallied three groundball pickups.