Ruane Leads Shepherd by West Virginia Wesleyan

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. Sophomore attack Nicole Ruane (Sykesville, MD/Century) scored seven goals and sophomore attack/midfielder Krista Tippett (Leonardtown, MD/Leonardtown) added six to lift Shepherd University to an 26-5 win over West Virginia Wesleyan in women's lacrosse action at Ram Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Freshman attack Christina Ferrara (California, MD/Leonardtown) tallied four goals and had a pair of assists, while freshman attack/midfielder Shannon Carta (Davidsonville, MD/South River) added two goals and a pair of assists.

Senior midfielder Carly Jones (Hagerstown, MD/Smithsburg) recorded a game-high six assists for the Rams.

The Bobcats opened the scoring on an unassisted tally by Kelly Steem at the 28:38 mark, but Shepherd scored seven unanswered goals to take a 7-1 lead with three coming from Ruane. The Rams had a 16-4 advantage at the break.

The Rams outscored the Bobcats, 10-1, in the second half with Ruane and Tippett each scoring a pair of goals. Erin Guthall led West Virginia Wesleyan with a pair of goals.

Shepherd outshot Wesleyan, 37-20, and had a 31-24 edge in ground balls. Shepherd had a 19-12 advantage in draw controls.

Freshman netminder Emily Melanson (Davidsonville, Md/South River) had four saves and classmate Katherine Lambert (Mount Airy, MD/Linganore) added a save for the Rams. Jessica Lehman had six saves for the Bobcats.

Shepherd improves to 4-0, while West Virginia Wesleyan falls to 0-1. The Rams return to action on Friday when they travel to Millersville for a 4:00 p.m. contest.


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