The Shippensburg University women’s lacrosse team faced off against East Stroudsburg University in its final game of the regular season Wednesday.
The Raiders were not able to surpass the quick start by the Warriors and fell 18-2 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division play.
The Warriors (9-2, 8-2 PSAC East) jetted out in the first half with three straight goals from Kiki Fitzpatrick, Hanna Cicerelle and Gianna Leduc, giving ESU the early advantage.
Freshman Addie Kalama responded, scoring her second goal of the season, cutting the lead down to 3-1.
After the Raider goal, Fitzpatrick and Leduc scored back-to-back goals and extended the Warriors’ lead to 5-1.
The Raiders (5-8, 5-7 PSAC East) would strike back as junior Alana Cardaci netted her 25th goal of the year, cutting the deficit to three at 5-2. At the end of the first half, the Raiders trailed 9-2.
The second half did not fare any better for the Raiders, with the Warriors scoring nine consecutive goals. To make matters worse, ESU stymied the SU offense, as the Raiders were unable to find the back of the net, losing the contest 18-2.
The Raiders were outshot in this game 40-12 and turned the ball over 23 times in the game.
Freshman goalkeeper Ally Weneta had six saves, allowed 14 goals and received the loss in the net. Additionally, she paced SU in ground balls (5).
Freshman defender Carly Switala recorded career-highs with four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Sophomores Hannah Seifried and Gabby Savarino led the way from the center circle, notching four draw controls apiece. Seifried also tallied the lone assist of the day and was held scoreless for the first time this season.
The Raiders round out their 2021 campaign at 5-8, the loss snapping their three-game win streak. The Raiders finish the season in 4th place in the Eastern Division, leaving them on the outside looking in of PSAC postseason competition.