Shepherd Outslugs Findlay in 43-Goal Affair

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. Sophomore attacker/midfielder Kelsey Eagan (Baltimore, MD/Sparrows Point) had five goals and three assists, while junior midfielder Christina Ferrara (California, MD/Leonardtown) and sophomore attacker Georgia Karr (Eldersburg, MD/Liberty) each added four goals and five assists to lead Shepherd to a 29-14 win over Findlay in action at Ram Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Senior midfielder Krista Tippett (Leonardtown, MD/Leonardtown) and junior midfielder Jenny Cavey (Sykesville, MD/Westminster) each had three goals, while senior midfielder Nicole Ruane (Sykesville, MD/Century) and freshman midfielder Erin Phelan (Thurmont, MD/Catoctin) each recorded a pair of goals for the Rams.

Junior attacker Hanna Wharton (Ijamsville, MD/Urbana) and freshman midfielder Theresa Lang (Severn, MD/Archbishop Spalding) each tallied a goal and an assist.

Senior attack/midfielder Alexandra Coates (Jefferson, MD/Brunswick), sophomore defender/midfielder Alyx Albano (Wayne, NJ/ Wayne Hills), freshman attacker Hunter Morris (Severna Park, MD/Severn School), and freshman midfielder Maggie Garvey (Chester, MD/Kent Island) each added a goal.

Taylor Trice had five goals and Sarah Lankton added four to lead Findlay.

Sophomore netminder Lily Schmulowitz (Baltimore, MD/Catonsville) recorded 10 saves for the Rams, while Emily Dinda recorded 11 saves for Findlay.

Shepherd rallied from a 4-0 deficit to take a 12-10 lead into the break. The Oilers got a free position goal from Lankton with 26:35 left in the game to cut the lead to 12-11, but they would get no closer.

The Rams held a 51-36 advantage in shots, while Findlay had a 36-31 edge in ground balls. Shepherd had a 28-17 advantage in draw controls with Morris recording a game-high seven.

Shepherd improves to 8-4, while Findlay falls to 2-7. The Rams return to action on April 8 when they host Rollins for a 4:00 p.m. contest.

Notes: Shepherd set several single game marks in the contest. The 29 goals in game surpass the old mark of 26 set against West Virginia Wesleyan in 2011. The Rams also set new records for most points in a game (48) and most draw controls (28).

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University of Findlay suffered a 29-14 loss to Shepherd on Saturday, March 30 in Shepherdstown, W.V. The loss gives the Oilers a 2-7 record on the season.

The Oilers trailed by only two goals at halftime when Shepherd entered the break with a 12-10 lead. Shepherd then controlled the second half, out-scoring the Oilers by a 17-4 margin to secure the win.

Taylor Trice led the team with five goals while Sarah Lankton scored four.

Victoria Predmore and Mackenzie Barnwell each added two goals apiece in the loss.

The Oilers will be back in action again on April 3 when they travel to Tiffin, Ohio to take on Tiffin University. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.


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