Oilers Drop High-Scoring Nail-Biter Against Shepherd

Findlay suffered a tough 19-18 loss to Shepherd on Tuesday, March 11 at Donnell Stadium in Findlay, Ohio.

The Oilers fell behind by a score of 12-6 at the half, but battled back to tie the game at 18-18 when Melissa Peters connected on a free position goal at the 2:03 mark. Shepherd then took a 19-18 lead when Georgia Karr raced down the field and scored with only 22 seconds remaining. Shepherd then won the ensuing draw control and were able to run out the clock.

Sarah Lankton led the Oilers with four goals and three assists while Peters, Kyra Bradley and Nicole Stines each had three scores apiece.

Rachel Murray was all over the field and picked up eight groundballs. Katie Poorman stopped eight shots between the pipes for Findlay as well.

Both teams picked up 32 groundballs apiece and Findlay held a 21-18 advantage in draw controls.

The Oilers are scheduled to host Mercyhurst University at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15.

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Junior attacker Georgia Karr (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored a game-high five goals, including the game-winner with 22 seconds remaining in regulation, to lift Shepherd University to a 19-18 win over University of Findlay in action at Findlay on Tuesday afternoon. Karr also added a pair of assists.

Senior midfielder Christina Ferrara (California, Md./Leonardtown), junior attacker/midfielder Kelsey Eagan (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point), sophomore attacker Hunter Morris (Severna Park, Md./Severn), and sophomore midfielder Erin Phelan (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) each added three goals. Phelan had a pair of assists, while Morris had one.

Senior midfielder Jenny Cavey (Sykesville, Md./Westminster) had a goal and three assists. Freshman midfielder Haley Price (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored a goal, while freshman midfielder Courtney Schwiegerath (Frederick, Md/Oakdale) contributed an assist.

Sarah Lankton led Findlay with four goals and three assists.

Junior netminder Lily Schmulowitz (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) recorded five saves for the Rams, while Katie Poorman had eight saves for the Oilers.

Findlay held a 34-32 edge in shots and a 21-18 advantage in draw controls. Ground balls were even at 32-32.

Shepherd improves to 5-1, while Findlay falls to 0-4. The Rams return to action on Sunday when they host Lenoir-Rhyne for a 1:00 p.m. contest.

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