Aided by Courtney Kennedy’s five goals, the Shippensburg University lacrosse team captured a 13–10 win over East Stroudsburg University on Wednesday afternoon.
The Raiders (7–5, 4–3 PSAC) got off to a strong start when Kayla Dalzell scored the first goal of the game, making it her 13th of the season.
The Warriors (6–5, 1–5) struck right back when Lauren Green tied it up with a goal of her own after a foul on SU’s Amanda Krok.
As the teams went back-and-forth down the field, the Raiders finally caused a turnover which led to Annemarie Cericola scoring her lone goal of the game with an assist by Krok, putting the Raiders ahead 2–1.
Both teams continued to play aggressively through the first half, matching each other’s goals. With just under seven and a half minutes to go in the first half the Raiders broke the tie with three-straight goals.
Kennedy accounted for two of the goals while Bennett Widlake notched one, extending the Raiders’ lead to 7–4.
ESU managed to put the ball into the net 29 seconds before the half ended, bring the score to 7–5. Just when it looked like the half was over Kennedy struck again with her fourth goal of the half, vaulting the Raiders’ lead to 8–5.
Once the second half started, the Raiders and the Warriors traded goals until SU went on a 3–0 run. This time it was Widlake leading the way with two goals while Kennedy notched her fifth, taking the score to 13–8.
ESU tried to make a late run at the lead but the SU defense held its ground to solidify its seventh overall victory.
Kennedy had a great game, leading the team with five goals just in front of Widlake who notched three.
Dalzell notched two goals and one ground-ball pickup.
Krok led the Raiders with four assists to go along with her lone goal.
The Raiders are scheduled to play at West Chester University next Tuesday at 4 p.m.