After losing their last 13 games, the Raiders lacrosse finally snapped their losing streak on Tuesday and got their second win of the season against Shepherd University. The game was tight throughout as neither team held more than a two-goal lead.
The Rams broke open the scoring when Holly Poe scored her 25th goal of the season. The Raiders struck back with over a minute left in the first quarter when Sara Vosburg scored her 28th goal of the season and tied the game at one.
After the Raiders tied it up, the Rams broke the tie and scored back-to-back goals. The first goal came with 22 seconds to go in the first quarter. Shanna Dextraduer scored her 18th goal of the season, broke the tie and gave the Rams a 2-1 lead into the second quarter.
In the second quarter, Poe scored her second goal of the game and gave the Rams a 3-1 lead. The Raiders came back and scored four straight goals. Two of those goals came in the final five minutes of the second quarter.
Jamie Carvin scored both of the Raiders’ goals before halftime and tied the game at three. In the first few minutes of the third quarter, the Raiders struck twice more – Sara Vosburg scored both and gave the Raiders a 5-3 lead. The Rams responded with three goals of their own from Poe, Kaiya Edwards and Katie Paredes. The three-goal run gave the Rams a 6-5 lead.
In the fourth quarter, senior Hannah Seifried scored her 17th goal of the season and tied the game at six. About a minute later, Paredes scored and gave the Rams a 7-6 lead. The Raiders tied it four minutes later when Emily Fenwick scored her fourth goal of the season. The Raiders tied the game at seven with about seven minutes left to play in regulation.
Poe broke the tie with her fourth goal of the game to give the Rams an 8-7 lead with just over five minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Less than a minute later, Emily Fenwick scored her fourth goal of the season to tie the game 8-8.
Two minutes later, the Raiders scored the game winning goal: Carvin scored her sixth goal of the season and gave the Raiders the lead 9-8.
After Tuesday’s win, the Raiders traveled to East Stroudsburg University to play the Warriors. Saturday’s game did not have the same result as Tuesdays win against the Rams. The Raiders fell to the Warriors 17-8.
The Raiders will play their final game of the season on Saturday when they host Bloomsburg at 1 p.m.