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SU falls 18-2 to the nationally-ranked Warriors

Courtesy of Shippensburg University Athletics 

The Shippensburg University lacrosse team came up short in its 2021 season finale on Wednesday, falling to No. 9 East Stroudsburg by an 18-2 score in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup at Whitenight Field.


Shippensburg (5-8, 5-7 PSAC East) was within three goals of East Stroudsburg (9-2, 8-2), with 7:54 left in the first half, trailing 5-2 after a goal by Alana Cardaci (Eagleville, Pa./Methacton). The Warriors called a timeout after Cardaci’s goal and kept the Raiders off the scoreboard the rest of the way. ESU responded with a 4-0 run to take a 9-2 lead into halftime and added nine more tallies in the second half.


Cardaci and freshman Addie Kalama (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) were the goal scorers for the Raiders, with Hannah Seifried (Springfield, Pa./Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr) assisting Kalama’s tally.


Seifried and Gabby Savarino (Hauppage, N.Y./Hauppage) each recorded four draw controls; SU finished within two total draw controls (12-10) of ESU.


Carly Switala (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) was credited with a career-high three caused turnovers and four groundballs. Jessica DeMarte (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing Area) and McKenna Keller (Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York) each collected multiple groundballs.


In goal, Ally Weneta (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) got the start and made six saves in 44 minutes, while KiKi Brasher (North Wales, Pa./Abington) entered in relief and recorded four saves in 16 minutes. Weneta was credited with five groundballs.


East Stroudsburg got an eight-point effort (five goals, three assists) from Hana Cicerelle. Four Warriors finished with hat tricks, including four goals by Gianna LeDuc.


Shippensburg concludes its 2021 season with five conference victories – its most since the 2014 season.

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