Lacrosse drops third straight PSAC game

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 6:11 PM
Lacrosse drops third straight PSAC game by Erica Burkholder
Photo: Christopher Rosato Jr.

The Edinboro women’s lacrosse team lost their third straight game on Sunday, falling 16-4 against East Stroudsburg.  

Edinboro’s goalkeeper Candace McDole put on a strong performance in net with 20 saves, while Boro’s defense shined in the second half. 

“Despite the goal differential, our defensive unit has continued to improve each game and our goalie Candace McDole played amazing again,” Interim Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Jenny Wirth said. 

East Stroudsburg opened the scoring by putting up two goals within a minute of each other, and ‘Boro’s Sophie DePalma responded with her own goal to make the score 2-1. The one-point difference was the closest Edinboro would come to East Stroudsburg the rest of the game.  

The Warriors put up another two goals before Sidney Dobbins put one up for ‘Boro. Mary Uplinger broke up a four-goal streak by East Stroudsburg when she scored her goal off a Dobbins assist. 

The Fighting Scots’ next goal would be their last of the game. The Warriors scored another three goals before the end of the first half to go up 13-4.

Edinboro’s defense would shut down East Stroudsburg’s offense in the second half, only allowing three goals in the entire 30 minutes, but Edinboro’s offense was equally stymied. The game ended 16-4. 

Wirth said she thought the team showed some improvement, but it also showed what the squad needs to work on. 

“Overall, today’s game showed improvements in small moments, but also showed areas in need of improvement still,” she explained. “As a team, we need to continue to improve on small, but important things like ground balls, clearing and overall hustle and belief in ourselves for the entire game.”

Dobbins’ two goals and one assist led the offensive side for Edinboro, and McDole’s 20 saves was just two off the school record which she set earlier this year. 

Edinboro’s record fell to 3-4 overall and 0-3 in PSAC games. They host Gannon University on Wednesday before traveling to Bloomsburg University on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game. They then go to Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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