It was rough week for the Shippensburg Women’s Lacrosse team.
The Raiders had two losses to Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference opponents (PSAC). On Wednesday, the Raiders traveled to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After an opening goal by Graduate Student Hannah Seifried, the Raiders found themselves in a two-goal hole at the end of the first half.
In the second half, the Raiders continued to struggle offensively and allowed seven goals in the entirety of the third and fourth quarters and lost the game 11-5.
The Raiders returned to their home turf of Robb Sports Complex Saturday to play the 14th ranked team in the country, East Stroudsburg University.
The Warriors got on the board first in this one when Campbell Heller scored her 16th goal of the season. The Raiders tied the game about a minute later when Seifried scored her ninth goal of the season and tied the game 1-1.
After the tying goal, the Warriors scored eight unanswered goals to end the first half had 9-1. In the second half, things did not get any better for the Raiders as the Warriors continued their scoring run and scored five more unanswered goals in the third quarter.
The Raiders finally broke the scoring onslaught with just under seven minutes to go. In the fourth quarter, freshman forward Sydney Fowler scored her first goal of the game, and the Raiders cut into the lead 16-2.
Each team scored one more time, and the Raiders fell to the Warriors 17-3. Seifried scored her once again for the Raiders for her 10th goal of the season.
The Raiders will look to rebound after the losses this week when they travel to Bloomsburg on Friday. They will then be on the road against Kutztown for a Saturday 1 p.m. game.
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