The Shippensburg University women’s lacrosse team took on the Kutztown University Golden Bears Saturday in its final home game of the season at Robb Sports Complex.
The Raiders surpassed multiple three-goal deficits in the game, going on to defeat the Golden Bears 12-11.
The Golden Bears (1-11, 1-10 PSAC East) got off to a quick start from the draw circle, with Hannah Brewster putting one in the back of the Raiders’ net, giving KU the 1-0 advantage.
The Raiders (5-7 5-6 PSAC East) got on the scoreboard a few minutes later when freshman Bailey Krahl scored to tie the game at one. The Golden Bears would retake the lead about a minute later when Cyla Cafferata received a pass from Morgan Hurd and put it past SU freshman Ally Weneta to give the Golden Bears a 2-1 lead with 24:50 to go in the first half.
Seconds later, sophomore Hannah Seifried scored her 31st goal of the season to tie up the game at two apiece.
After Seifried’s goal, the Golden Bears scored three consecutive goals to take a 5-2 lead. The Raiders would fight back with goals from Seifried, Krahl and junior Jessica DeMarte to tie the game 6-6 at the end of the first half.
In the second half, the Golden Bears would get an early man up as Krahl received a yellow card. Emma Meakim scored, giving the Golden Bears a 7-6 lead. After the advantage, Devon Fitzpatrick and Hurd quickly scored back-to-back goals to extend the Golden Bears lead 9-6.
Then the Raiders countered with back-to-back goals from DeMarte and sophomore Kasey Schuchardt to cut the lead down to 9-8.
A few minutes later, Cafferata scored her second of the game to extend the Golden Bear lead to 10-8. Shortly after the goal, the Raiders would draw a foul. Taking advantage of the foul, sophomore Hope Shearer scored a free-position shot, her first of the season. The Raiders would cut the deficit down to one goal 10-9.
After allowing a goal, with 12:58 left in regulation, Krahl scored her second of the day, giving the Raiders the lead at 11-10. Seifried would then score two goals, the first coming with 7:25 remaining in the game, evening the score at 11-11.
Seifried would strike again at the 1:10 mark, giving the Raiders the 12-11 win. The game-winning goal would be Seifried’s fourth goal of the game and her 34th of the season.