Lacrosse falls despite improved offense

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 6:03 PM

The Edinboro women’s lacrosse team dropped their game on April 19 against Shippensburg, 11-6, after the Raiders rode a first half lead to earn the win. 

Edinboro’s Sophie DePalma scored the first goal of the game, but Shippensburg otherwise dominated the first half. Shippensburg scored six goals to end the half up 6-1.

Unlike the first half, the second half was an evenly matched affair. The Raiders opened it up with two goals, and ‘Boro responded with three goals in a row. DePalma opened the scoring streak, Stephanie Chido took advantage of ‘Boro being a player up to net her goal, and Lindsey Brinkel added to the board to cut Shippensburg’s lead to 8-4. The teams then traded the next four goals with Hannah Fitzgerald and Mary Uplinger registering Edinboro’s final goals. Shippensburg added one more with less than a minute left to end the game leading 11-6. 

Interim Head Lacrosse Coach Jenny Wirth said their offensive burst was an improvement, but there remains room for improvement.

“The game today went better in some regards. Offensively we were more aggressive to cage, but could have done better at capitalizing on opportunities and taking care of the ball,” she said. 

DePalma’s two goals bring her season total to 26. Candace McDole made 18 saves to bring her season save total to 200. 

Shippensburg improved to 7-8 in overall play and 3-7 in the PSAC. Edinboro’s record is currently 3-11 overall and winless in 10 PSAC contests.

The Fighting Scots returned to action Wednesday at Mercyhurst University and return home for Senior Day on Saturday against Lock Haven University. 

Erica Burkholder can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com

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