The Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse team ended its three-game winning streak on Tuesday night with a 17-7 loss to Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference action.
With the loss, the Rock dropped to 5-4 overall and 2-4 in conference action. Lock Haven improved to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in PSAC play.
Seniors Amy Halls and Katie Roof led the Rock with two goals each. Sophomore Morgan Pettit contributed one goal and added one assist to the scoring attack for the Green and White.
Senior Casey Quinn and freshman Paige Costantino each added one goal apiece. Sophomore Lauren Laubach handed out one assist and had seven draw controls.
Lock Haven finished the game with a 36-19 shot advantage over Slippery Rock, a 31-15 advantage in shots on goal, 27-20 in ground balls, and 14-12 in draw controls.
Junior goalie Natalie Crenshaw suffered the loss, dropping to 4-4 on the season. She finished the game with 14 saves.
The Lady Eagles got out to a 3-0 lead with just under two minutes into the game before the Rock went on a two-goal run to cut the score to 3-2 with 26:35 to play in the first half.
Both teams exchanged goals to make the score 4-3 with 23:21 to play in the half before Lock Haven scored two unanswered goals to set them up 6-3.
SRU scored the next goal at 13:27 to cut the lead to two, before the Lady Eagles went on a 5-0 run to take a strong 11-4 lead at the half.
Coming back from the half, both teams scored two goals each before the Lady Eagles scored four unanswered points. The Green and White scored one more goal with 7:50 remaining in the game.
The Rock hosted No. 12 Indiana University of Pa. last night at 7 p.m. at Mihalik- Thompson Stadium, but the game started after The Rocket went to print.
Quinn thinks that despite the tough loss on Tuesday, the team will give IUP a real run for its money.
“Winning last weekend’s conference games against Millersville and Shippensburg was huge, however the loss on Tuesday was a minor setback for us,” Quinn said. “Now it’s full steam ahead. IUP is always a big game for us, mostly because of the rivalry we have. We haven’t beaten them since our program was reinstated, but it’s always a close game. This could be the year for us.”