March 31, 2010

Huskies Lacrosse Falls to Shippensburg

Box Score

SHIPPENSBURG-Despite a four-goal lead at halftime, Bloomsburg University fell to Shippensburg 13-11 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Huskies (6-4, 2-2) got out of the gate quickly as sophomore Samantha King (Elkton, MD/North East) found the back of the net just 36 seconds into the contest. The Lady Raiders responded fast, getting a goal from Katie Brewer a little over a minute later. Bloomsburg would then get hot, getting two goals from freshman Sarah Bennett (Gilbertsville/Boyertown) and a goal each from senior Kim Springman (Downingtown/Bishop Shanahan) and freshman Maggie Canavan (Erdenheim/Springfield) to take a 5-1 lead with 9:27 to go in the first half.

Shippensburg got back to within two goals with a little under six minutes to go before freshman Lyndsey Babilon (Boyertown/Boyertown) and junior Kelsey Schwan (Burnet Hills/Burnet Hills-Ballston Lake) each scored goals to give the Huskies a 7-3 halftime lead.

The Lady Raiders hit two quick goals in the second half to get back to a two-goal deficit until freshman Monica Novielli (West Chester/Rustin) stopped the streak, giving the Huskies an 8-5 lead. After both teams traded goals, Shippensburg got hot, scoring six straight goals over 9:44, including give by Gayle Kuntzman, to take a 12-9 lead with under six minute remaining in the game.

Bloomsburg fought back, getting goals from King and sophomore Allie Kakareka (Royersford/Spring-Ford) to cut the Shippensburg lead to 12-11 with 3:01 remaining. However, the Lady Raiders controlled the faceoff and played keep away, getting an insurance goal with five seconds remaining to secure the two-goal victory.

King, Kakareka and Bennett each scored two goals apiece while five other players netted goals for the Huskies. Freshman Shelby Iezzi (Pottstown/Owen J. Roberts) played all 60 minutes in the net, posting six saves.

The Huskies travel to Kutztown on Saturday to play the Golden Bears in another PSAC East contest.