For the second game in a row the Shippensburg University lacrosse team blew an early lead. This time it blew a 4–2 advantage en route to a 16–7 defeat at the hands of Seton Hill University Saturday afternoon at David See Field.
SU, a team that let a 7–2 lead slip away in its opener, allowed 12 unanswered goals spanning from mid-way through the first half until the 13:47 mark in the second half. The Griffins heavily outshot the Raiders during that time frame to pace them to the victory.
After falling down 2–1 early, Sheila Johnson and Courtney Kennedy scored back-to-back goals in a three-minute span to give the Raiders a 3–2 lead. Forty seconds later, Bennett Widlake took a feed from Kayla Dalzell to net her fourth goal of the season, propelling SU to a 4–2 lead.
Unfortunately, it went downhill from there.
The Griffins came out of a timeout on fire, scoring six goals in a six-minute span to give SHU an 8–2 advantage heading into break.
The second half spelled much of the same for SHU. Emily Fagan tallied three goals and was the facilitator of another as her effort paved the way to another six unanswered goals for the Griffins.
Roxanne Brown, Kennedy and Dalzell each scored later in the game, but the 10–goal advantage was too much for SU to overcome.
The Griffins (2–1) had four players score three goals in the game. Morgan Cain led the team with four assists.
Kennedy led SU with two goals. Ally Frymoyer had 11 saves throughout the game.
The Raiders (0–2) are back in action next Saturday when they host Georgian Court University at 1 p.m. at David See Field.