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Shippensburg University’s Impressive Comeback Leads to Victory Over Holy Family

In an exhilarating start to the 2024 season, the Shippensburg University lacrosse team staged a remarkable comeback to secure a victory against Holy Family, ending the game with a decisive 17-7 score at Tiger Field.

After a challenging start and trailing 5-4 in the second quarter, Shippensburg turned the tide with a formidable 12-0 scoring streak, dominating the game and leaving Holy Family scoreless for an extended 34-minute period. By halftime, Shippensburg had gained the lead, 6-5, which they expanded to 12-5 by the end of the third quarter and 16-5 nearing the game’s conclusion, before Holy Family managed to break their scoring dry spell.

Junior standout Sara Vosburg led the charge with a five-goal performance, complemented by her defensive prowess, contributing significantly to the team’s success. Newcomer Alexa Bailey also made a notable entrance into collegiate lacrosse, earning a hat trick in her first game and adding to the team’s dynamic offensive display.

Contributions were not limited to the offensive end, as first-year players brought a total of 11 points to the game. Notably, senior Payton Margerum and sophomore Keegan Dings stood out with their scoring and defensive plays. The team also showed strength in draw controls, leading with a total of 17-11, showcasing their control over the game’s flow.

Defensively, newcomer Brynn Hauck made a remarkable debut, while junior goalkeeper Kayla Vosburg anchored the defense with nine saves. Despite Holy Family’s efforts, led by Maura Kilkenny and Tori Wolstenholme, they could not overcome Shippensburg’s dominant performance.

The victory marks the beginning of a season filled with potential for the Raiders, as they prepare for their next challenge on the road against Frostburg State next Saturday.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

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Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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