The Shippensburg University women’s lacrosse team took on PSAC powerhouse Seton Hill University on Friday afternoon, and despite an early goal the Raiders fell to the Griffins, 17-5.
Shippensburg (2-6, 0-3) jumped out to an early lead when freshman Sarah McLeod notched her lone goal just less than seven minutes into the game.
The Griffins (6-1, 3-0) scored six unanswered goals before SU senior Shelia Johnson scored a free-position goal to cut the Griffins lead to 6-2.
Johnson’s goal marks the 100th of her career and her 20th of the season. She is the 12th player in SU history to score 100 goals and is currently tied with Angela Massimo for 11th on SU’s all-time scoring list.
Just 46 seconds after Johnson’s goal, the Raiders pulled within three goals after sophomore Ali Harclerode recorded yet another free-position goal.
The Griffins responded with six straight goals to close out the first half.
The second half was a struggle for SU. The Raiders gave up six goals while only scoring two.
Senior Courtney Kennedy recorded both of SU’s goals. Kennedy recorded four shots and three groundball pickups to go along with her two goals.
Sophomore Annmarie Cericola led the Raider with six groundball pickups and four caused turnovers.
SU junior goalkeeper Ally Frymoyer recorded eight saves.
SHU’s Emma Simmers scored six goals and Renee Kania talled nine assists.
The Raiders return to action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Slippery Rock for a 3 p.m. matchup.