The Bloomsburg lacrosse team defeated the Shippensburg University team, 18-11, in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern division matchup at Steph Pettit Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The Raiders (1-10, 0-6 PSAC East) responded to the Huskies’ 4-0 run in the second quarter with two free position goals by freshman Ali Pioli (Barto, Pa./Boyerton Area) and graduate Addie Kalama (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) to cut the lead to 6-4. Pioli scored another goal to bring the Raiders within one. Junior Payton Margerum (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) connected with senior Abby Seasock (Aston, Pa./Sun Valley) for a diving goal at the buzzer, denying the Huskies’ 4-0 run to end the half.
In the second half, the Raiders trailed by three, but were unable to reduce the deficit. Sophomore Sara Vosburg (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Preparatory) led the Raiders with a career-high of five goals and added three draw controls. Freshman Ali Pioli stuffed the stat sheet with two goals, six draw controls, five groundballs, and four caused turnovers. Graduate Hannah Seifried (Springfield, Pa./Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr) also contributed two goals and three draw controls. Freshman Grace DeMarzio (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) chipped in two draw controls and two groundballs. Sophomore goalie Kayla Vosburg (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Preparatory) finished the game with ten saves.
The Shippensburg team will play away from home again on Saturday, facing Kutztown at 1.p.m.