The Shippensburg University lacrosse team got the season started off on a sour note as it blew a 7–2 first half lead, eventually falling 14–10 against Holy Family University Tuesday afternoon at David See Field.
Bennett Widlake led the team with three goals while Kayla Dalzell, Lindsey Kennedy and Courtney Kennedy scored two goals apiece, but the Raiders could not build any momentum throughout the match resulting in a lack of any offensive output in the second half.
Widlake and Dalzell each scored two goals in the first half as SU propelled itself to a 7–2 advantage late in the first half. However, the last seven minutes garnered troubles for the Raiders.
Brigit LaRose exploded for three goals in a five-minute span as the Tigers closed the gap to one, putting the score at 7–6 with a minute remaining in the half. HFU’s Marissa Lawson picked her up first goal of the season as time expired to bring the game even at seven.
SU gained some momentum to start the second half, but after goals from Widlake and Kennedy, its offense laid dormant as the Tigers outscored the Raiders 5–1 throughout the remainder of the game, earning a 14–10 victory.
LaRose and Brianna Lancetta led the Tigers with three goals each. Lawson and Sarah Kelly each registered two tallies. Grace Deckert made seven saves for HFU. The Tigers outshot the Raiders 30–24 in the game.
Ally Frymoyer finished the day with seven saves for the Raiders. Lindsey Kennedy and Amanda Krok each tallied assists in the game.
The Raiders (0–1) are back in action Saturday when it hosts Seton Hill at 2 p.m. at David See Field.