Newberry Blanked by Visiting Shippensburg

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Freshman goalkeeper Sam Capers recorded 12 saves on evening as the Newberry fell 17-0 to the visiting Shippensburg Raiders at Setzler Field.

Shippensburg (1-1) opened the scoring 43 seconds into the game when Bennett Widlake tallied her second goal of the season. Newberry (1-4) saw its first scoring opportunity a little over seven minutes into the game as freshman Tessa Davis (Triangle, Va.) sent in a shot that was saved by Shippensburg keeper Meghan Kearney.

The Wolves placed a second shot on goal with two minutes remaining in the first half when freshman Becca Eddy's (Eugene, Ore.) scoring chance was turned away by Kearney.

Coming out of the half down by 12, Newberry drew a free position opportunity four minutes into the second period as sophomore Olivia Lawnick (East Brunswick, N.J.) saw her first look at goal saved by Kearney. The Raiders goalkeeper turned away Newberry freshman Nikki Colwell (Greer, S.C.) and Eddy for a second time before time expired.

The Wolves were strong off the draw leading 12-7 over the Raiders in draw controls, including seven by Colwell. Freshman Victoria Thomas (Manhattan, Kan.) led the Wolves with four ground balls, while Capers (Monroe Township, N.J.) turned away 12 Raiders shots including four off free position attempts.

Newberry travels to Lees-McRae on Saturday for a 4:00 p.m. first draw, before returning to Setzler Field on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. against Catawba.


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