Rock women’s lacrosse(5-2) took on Bloomsburg(3-4) Saturday and came out with a 14-9 victory at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. This was another big win in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and makes their record within the conference 2-1. This victory ends Slippery Rock’s losing streak against the Huskies which has dated all the way back to the 1988 season. They had lost 13 consecutive games.
Slippery Rock came out fast and aggressive by scoring two goals in the first minute of the game and eventually took a 4-0 lead eight minutes into the game.
Eventually Bloomsburg managed to cut The Rock’s lead in half making the score 4-2 with 8:18 left to play in the opening period. Slippery Rock responded with two goals of their own to end the first half and the momentum in their favor.
It didn’t taking The Rock long to score as they started off the second period putting in three straight goals to make the score 9-2 with 22:12 left to play. Not long after, the Huskies managed to cut the lead in half making the score 10-5 and eventually 12-7 with 4:37 left to play. Luckily, Bloomsburg could never really close the gap on The Rock.
Slippery Rock finished with 31 shots compared to the 17 shots from Bloomsburg. The Rock also lead 17-8 in draw controls and 26-24 in ground balls.
Slippery Rock was led by senior Erin Wilcox with four goals of her own and senior Kaytlin Callaghan had one goal and four assists. Junior Chynna Chan had a hat trick and also caused three turnovers on the defensive side.
Junior Ally Culhane scored two goals of her own, while senior Anna-Marie Warrington and freshman Jordan Chan each had a goal and assist of their own to cap the multiple point scorers for Slippery Rock.
Junior Caitlynn Palladino and sophomore Bre Vodde both had one goal and sophomore Tia Torchia had one assist.
Senior goalie Jordan Wagner has improved her overall record on the season to 5-2 in goal and also recorded six saves against Bloomsburg.
Slippery Rock goes on the road next game as they play Lake Erie College on Tuesday at 7 pm for a non-conference match.