Two nationally-ranked teams in a row equaled two losses for the Shippensburg University lacrosse team as it dropped its second consecutive game to a No. 11 nationally-ranked Lock Haven University team, 19–8 at David See Field on Wednesday afternoon.
After falling to No. 12 Florida Southern University in its Florida trip finale, SU looked strong in the early minutes against LHU as Courtney Kennedy struck first for the Raiders five minutes into the game.
The Bald Eagles responded quickly.
Jessica Pandolf scored two of the team’s five unanswered goals in a 15-minute span to vault the Bald Eagles to a 5–1 lead. Chelsea Borrino notched two assists during that span, including a nice give-and-go with Rachel Ward to culminate the five-goal outburst.
The Bald Eagles outscored the Raiders 4–2 up until the final minute of the first half. SU seniors Roxanne Brown and Lindsey Kennedy dominated that final minute as the duo reeled off three goals in the last minute of the first half to bring the Raiders to within three goals heading into the break.
LHU battled back in the second half as it outshot the Raiders 12–2 during the final half. Kelly Hamilton tallied five goals in the frame, as the Bald Eagles outscored SU 9–2 in the final half.
SU registered 11 shots on goal during the contest — its lowest since it tallied 10 in a 16–7 defeat at the hands of Seton Hill University on March 9.
Courtney Kennedy, Lindsey Kennedy and Brown each led the team with two goals. Three players tallied assists for the Raiders. Ally Frymoyer made six saves in the defeat.
SU (2–5) returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Kutztown University for a 1 p.m. matchup. KU (2–2) is coming off a 9–6 victory over East Stroudsburg University.