The Shippensburg University lacrosse team fell short of the No. 3-ranked West Chester Golden Rams in a Saturday afternoon contest.
The Raiders got on the board first in the game. Addie Kalama scored her third goal of the season and gave the Raiders a quick 1-0 lead. The Golden Rams quickly seized momentum and took the lead back. The Rams scored 11 consecutive goals in the remainder of the first half.
Lila McMahon Skates scored the first goal to tie the game at one. Just 30 seconds later, Brenna Smith scored her eighth goal of the season and gave the Rams a 2-1 lead.
Twenty seconds later, Skates scored her second goal of the game to extend the Rams’ lead to 3-1.
The Raiders tightened down defensively and stopped the scoring for seven minutes until McMahon Skates scred her third goal of the day and eighth of the season; the Golden Rams’ lead extended to 4-1.
The Rams scored again about a minute and a half later with Smith scoring for the ninth time this season. The Rams extended their lead to 5-1.
Hannah Stanislawczyk scored an unassisted goal with 25 seconds left in the first quarter. The Raiders trailed the Rams at the end of the first, 6-1.
In the second quarter, the scoring onslaught continued for one team. The Rams scored five goals in the second quarter and extended their lead to 11-1 at the end of the first half.
At the beginning of the second half, Jamie Carvin finally broke the scoring drought for the Raiders and brought the score to 11-2.
About a minute later, Jill Hopkins scored and made the score 11-3. After the Raiders goal, the Rams scored three straight times to extend their lead to 14-3.
With 2:07 left in the third quarter, Carvin scored her second goal of the game and second of the season. The Raiders deficit was down to 14-4.
In the final minutes of the fourth quarter, the Golden Rams scored three times and went on to win this game, 17-4.
The Raiders will travel to Shepherd on Tuesday to play the Rams. Face off is set for 4 p.m.
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