The SRU women’s lacrosse team’s record fell to 3-6 with a 20-3 loss to undefeated Indiana University of Pa. on Tuesday.
The Crimson Hawks (9-0) jumped out to score the first three goals and never looked back.
Hannah Houde took the loss for Slippery Rock, allowing 12 goals and getting six saves in the first 21:10 of the game.
Natalie Crenshaw took over after her giving up five goals and making two saves in 16 minutes.
Jordan Wagner finished up the game in the net for the Rock playing 22:50 and gave up three goals while making one save.
Kaytlin Callaghan scored two goals and Holly Webb scored one. Morgan Pettit added an assist in the losing effort.
The team has only one road game left out of the final seven games. Sophomore midfielder Paige Costantino thinks the string of home games will work in the team’s favor.
“I think the home games will definitely help us,” Costantino said. “We alternate our schedules every year, so this year we have an abundance of home games. It also gives us an opportunity to have students come to our games.”
Along with the home team advantage, five out of the last seven games are PSAC matches. This could really boost their conference record, which currently stands at 1-5.
According to head coach Emily Hopkins, she believes this team has looked good at times but needs to play a full 60 minutes of each game.
“We need to execute the game plan and play for a full 60 minutes if we want to make playoffs,” Hopkins said.
Costantino thinks the team will pull together these last few games and make it to playoffs.
“I believe that we can make playoffs, every year that is a dream of ours,” Costantino said. “If we continue to work hard, hopefully all our hard work that we’ve been putting in, not just during the season, but in pre-season and in fall-ball will pay off.”
The Green and White hosted Wheeling Jesuit on Thursday night, but the game concluded after Rocket deadline. Check out the paper next week for coverage on the match.