Lacrosse notches first PSAC triumph

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On Tuesday, The Rock snapped a three-game losing skid with a win against Edinboro. The Rock was able to post impressive offensive numbers to finally break the streak and win their first PSAC game of the season in their second straight away game.

Katie Dlugosz opened up scoring only 21 seconds into the game and was followed by a Jamie Dicarlo goal that put The Rock up 2-0 almost straight out of the gate. Edinboro didn’t strike back for another four minutes when Sophie Depalma scored and made it a 2-1 game.

After Depalma’s goal, The Rock went on a 6-0 run over the next 16 minutes of action with goals coming from Emily Mox, Francesca Lindelow, Molly Buettner, Dicarlo, Rachel Mahoney, and Camryn Whipple. In the past few weeks, head coach Kelsey Van Alstyne has mentioned that her whole team has the ability to get on the board, and the team proved her right with four different players scoring their first goal of the season in the game.

Edinboro ended the half on a 3-0 run and made the score at the half 9-6. At points, Slippery Rock looked like they were going to run away with the game in the first half. The Fighting Scots scored five goals in the final eight minutes of the half to make the game closer at halftime.

The Rock opened up the second half with two goals from Buettner, who had four goals overall in the game. The Rock took over on both sides in the second half, and this was due to the play of a lot of people like Buettner. The team had a glimpse of what this team could be when they play to their full potential.

The Rock didn’t allow a goal in the second half until the final two minutes of the game. Slippery Rock scored nine goals before Edinboro finally answered, but by then it was too late, and The Rock had sealed the game. Gillian O’Rourke had a good game in goal and was able to help The Rock pull out their first PSAC win of the season.

Tyler is a sophomore converged journalism major who is in his fourth semester of writing for The Rocket and his first on staff. During the time that Tyler has written for the Rocket, he has written stories for the sports and campus life sections. He has covered multiple teams, including the 2019 PSAC Championship winning women’s soccer team.

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