On a bitterly cold and windy day at Robb Sports Complex, the lacrosse team of Shippensburg University staged a remarkable comeback, overcoming three different deficits in the second half to defeat Frostburg State 9-8.
After falling behind 4-1 in the second quarter, Shippensburg rallied to even the score at 4-4 by halftime. In the second half, they found themselves trailing 6-4, 7-6, and 8-7, but each time they managed to fight back and level the score.
Sara Vosburg, a sophomore from Baltimore’s Notre Dame Preparatory, was the driving force behind the Raiders’ offensive push, scoring three goals and providing an assist. She scored twice in the third quarter to make it 6-6.
In the final quarter, senior Abby Seasock, hailing from Aston’s Sun Valley, stepped up with two goals and an assist, all within that period. She evened the score at 7-7 with a goal at 11:51 and assisted on junior Emily Fenwick’s second goal that drew Shippensburg level again at 8-8. Seasock then scored the winner with just 3:23 remaining.
Shippensburg took advantage of all four of their “man-up” opportunities, scoring on each occasion, and also dominated possession, winning 13 out of 18 draw controls.
The Raiders’ Sara Vosburg, goalkeeper Kayla Vosburg, Seasock, sophomore Annie Rathgeb, and freshman Alyssa Krueger all finished with a team-high three groundballs.