Shippensburg Rallies to Edge Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. Shippensburg University outscored Shepherd University, 7-4 in the second half to rally for a 13-12 win in women's lacrosse action at Ram Stadium on Monday.

Shepherd built a 8-6 advantage going into the break behind two goals each from sophomore attack Nicole Ruane (Sykesville, MD/Century) and freshman attack/midfielder Shannon Carta (Davidsonville, MD/South River). Freshman attack Christina Ferrara (California, MD/Leonardtown) added a goal and three assists in the first half.

Shepherd scored on a goal to open the second half by freshman attack Kelsey Eagan (Baltimore, MD/Sparrows Point) on a feed by junior attack/midfielder Kaitlin Drake (Ellicott City,MD/River Hill) to take a 9-6 advantage.

The Red Raiders scored six unanswered goals to take a 12-9 lead with 10:55 left in the second half. Lauren Hauck had two goals during the run.

After the two team traded goals, Ferrara scored on an assist from Ruane with 4:29 left and added an unassisted tally with 4:09 left to get the Rams within a goal, but Shippensburg held on for the win.

Ferrara had three goals and three assists to pace the Rams. Carta, Ruane, and Eagan each added a pair of goals.

Karen Schnurr had three goals, while Lindsey Kennedy, Bennnett Widlake, and Hauck each found the back of the net twice for the Red Raiders.

Freshman Emily Melanson (Davidsonville, MD/South River) had 15 saves and classmate Katherine Lambert (Mt. Airy, MD/Linganore) added two in goal for the Rams. Meghan Kearney had 18 saves added three for Shippensburg.

Shippensburg had a 42-34 advantage in shots, while Shepherd had a 14-13 edge in draw controls and 40-35 advantage in ground balls.

Shepherd falls to 6-7, while Shippensburg improves to 7-6. The Rams return to action on Thursday when they host Frostburg State for a 4:00 p.m. contest.


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