Women’s lacrosse wins most games in school history
The Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse team won their last game of the season, in a thrilling 14-13 comeback win against Seton Hill University on Saturday at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium.
The Rock was trailing 13-10 with less than five minutes to play in the game. Senior Casey Quinn scored back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to 13-12. Senior Amy Halls connected with sophomore Lauren Laubach with 23 seconds to play, when Laubach scored the tying point for the Rock. Laubach won the draw control and freshman Paige Costantino scored the game-winner with just six seconds remaining in the game.
The win established a new single season record for wins with a 12-5 overall record.
On Saturday, Laubach broke the single game school record with 15 draw controls and broke the career record with 153.
Quinn ended her career by becoming the second player in school history to break the 150-goal barrier.
Halls finished her career with 215 goals and 263 points, leaving as the all-time record holder in career goals at SRU.
Halls led the Rock with a hat trick and two assists. Quinn scored four goals and senior Emma VanDenburg had four points on two goals and two assists.
Laubach had two goals of her own and 15 draw controls. Sophomore Morgan Pettit, freshman Katie Cook, and Costantino each tallied one goal. Senior Samantha Eddy contributed an assist.
Halls scored the first goal of the game, but Seton Hill answered with a 4-0 run to take an early 4-1 lead over SRU and did not give up the lead until the final seconds of the game.
Seton Hill took a 6-2 lead with 14:29 before Quinn and Pettit scored back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to 6-4. Seton Hill scored two more goals and took a 8-5 lead at halftime.
Coming back from the half, Seton Hill scored a quick goal to take a 9-5 lead. SRU cut the score to 12-10 with 10:16 to play.
The Rock won four draw controls during the final minutes of the game and put together a comeback victory.
Junior goalie Natalie Henshaw earned the win in the final game of the year with eight saves.
Quinn was disappointed that the team did not make the playoffs, but overall was happy with the season.
“It was a great season with a great group of girls,” Quinn said. “It was heartbreaking to not make it to the playoffs, but we had the opportunities to get ourselves there. I hope next year’s team can get there. This last game is one that I will never forget and a great game to end a career on.”