Morris Lifts Shepherd to Victory over Slippery Rock

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Sophomore attacker Hunter Morris (Severna Park, Md./Severn) scored on an assist from junior attacker Georgia Karr (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) with 5:22 remaining in overtime to lift Shepherd to a 17-16 win over Slippery Rock in action at Ram Stadium on Saturday.

Morris and senior midfielder Christina Ferrara (California, Md./Leonardtown) led the Rams with four goals apiece. Ferrara also had an assist.

Karr added three goals and a game-high four assists, while junior attacker/midfielder Kelsey Eagan (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) had two goals and a pair of assists.

Sophomore midfielder/attacker Theresa Lang (Severn, Md./Archbishop Spalding), sophomore midfielder Erin Phelan (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin), freshman midfielder Haley Price (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty), and freshman midfielder Courtney Schwiegerath (Frederick, Md/Oakdale) each contributed a goal, while senior attacker Hanna Wharton (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) had an assist.

Erin Wilcox had four goals and Chynna Chan and Jess Verbic each had three tallies to lead The Rock.

Slippery Rock had a 10-7 lead at halftime.

Junior netminder Lily Schmulowitz (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) recorded five saves for the Rams, while Hannah Houde had 17 saves for Slippery Rock.

Shepherd had a 40-23 edge in shots, wjile Slippery Rock had a 21-16 advantage in draw controls. The Rams had a 29-22 edge in ground balls. Slippery Rock was 14 of 15 on clears, while Shepherd was 14 of 18.

Shepherd improves to 6-3, while Slippery Rock falls to 3-2. The Rams return to action on Saturday when they travel to Urbana for a 2:00 p.m. contest.


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