Rock drops from playoff contention: SRU prepares for two final home games

Published by adviser, Author: Cody McCullough - Rocket Contributor, Date: April 25, 2013
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Although the Slippery Rock University women’s lacrosse team beat Edinboro University on Tuesday, 17-13, they lost their chance to make the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs last Saturday when they dropped their game against Bloomsburg University, 15-3.

On Tuesday, the Rock jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the second half before the Fighting Scots scored seven straight goals in the last 16 minutes.

Junior Lauren Laubach scored six goals and had one assist in the win. She also contributed a season-high 14 draw controls to lead the Rock.

Senior Holly Webb had four goals, sophomore Paige Costantino had three goals and one assist, and junior Morgan Pettit had two goals and one assist.

Freshmen Anna-Marie Warrington and Kaytlin Callaghan both had one goal apiece, and capping off scorers for the Rock was sophomore Jess Verbic with one assist.

Freshman Hannah Houde made six saves in goal to earn her sixth win of the season.

Slippery Rock finished the game with a 31-23 advantage in shots and a dominating 25-7 advantage in draw control.

Last Saturday, Bloomsburg was up 4-2 with 12:30 remaining in the first half, and went on a 4-0 run into the half and never looked back.

Both teams traded goals at the beginning of the second half until Bloomsburg went on a 6-0 run to clinch the game.

Leading the Rock in the loss was Laubach with one goal and one assist. Verbic and Costantino each contributed with a goal as well.

Houde was in goal for the Rock, making eight saves and taking the loss.

The loss dropped the Rock out of contention for the playoffs, and the win for Bloomsburg kept them in contention for a playoff berth.

The Rock has two remaining games, both at home against West Virginia Wesleyan College and Kutztown University.

If the team wins the next two games, they will finish with a .500 record.

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