The Shippensburg University women’s lacrosse team (3-5, 0-4 PSAC) opened up a three-game home stand against PSAC East rival Millersville University (6-4, 3-3 PSAC). SU had a narrow lead at halftime, 4-3, but Millersville scored five straight goals to take an 8-4 lead.
SU scored four more times but could not find the equalizer, dropping the game 9-8. Goals for SU were scored by Kyra Shank, Tanisha Joseph, Ali Harclerode, Madi Newman, Sarah McLeod and Max Barkley. Bridget Hafnagel of Millersville was the Achilles heel for SU, scoring five goals.
SU (3-6, 0-5 PSAC) held tough with Gannon University (5-5, 2-3 PSAC), but ultimately fell short, losing 16-13. The game was back and forth in the first half, with a run of four goals by SU and a run of five goals by Gannon, which went into halftime with a 10-8 lead.
SU’s goals were scored by Joseph, Harclerode, Barkley, Amanda Frank, T.J. Johnson, Newman and Kelley Dietz. Tessa Mitchell and Leilani King scored a combined eight goals for Gannon.
SU (3-7, 0-6 PSAC) met up with No. 17 Mercyhurst University (10-1, 7-0 PSAC) with one last chance to win during the three-game home stand. The Game was SU’s “Stick it to Cancer” game where the team raised money by taking donations and auctioning off items to raise money for Susan G. Komen and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The proceeds were split 50-50 by the two organizations.
SU went into halftime with a slim 4-3 lead, but completely fell apart in the second half. Mercyhurst opened up the second half with a 12-goal run and SU could not catch up. Mercyhurst won with a commanding score of 17-6. Goals for Shippensburg were scored by Harclerode, Annemarie Cericola, Johnson, Allison Fugate and Barkley. Mercyhurst had two players, Carly Zimmerman and Kristin Anderson, combine for 11 goals.
SU gets a chance at redemption by taking on East Stroudsburg University on April 6 at Robb Sports Complex.