Hawks Defeated by Rams

ROME--Shorter fell to Shepherd Thursday afternoon, 22-13, at Ben Brad Field. The loss drops the Lady Hawks to 5-8 on the season, while Shepherd improves to 9-5.

Shorter got on the board first, scoring once before a full minute ticked off the clock as Crystal Marshall scored her first goal of the game on a pass from Rachel Skinner. Shepherd answered to tie the game a minute and a half later on a goal from Georgia Karr - the first of six in the game. Three minutes later, at the 25:36 mark Bianca Rojas found the back of the net to give the Lady Hawks the lead, 2-1. Over the next four minutes, however, the Rams scored four times and took the lead for good.

Shepherd went on to score eight more goals during the half; while holding Shorter to five goals. During the remainder of the period, the Lady Hawks received goals from Rojas, Marshall, and Shelby Beverly (3).

In the second half, the Rams added to their advantage; leading by as many as ten during the frame to seal the win. Over the final thirty minutes Skinner (2), Beverly, Marshall, Mia Wiggins and Amber Hicks each recorded goals for Shorter.

Beverly ended the game with a team high four goals, Marshall finished with three, Rojas and Skinner had two each, and Hicks and Wiggins recorded one.

Shorter held the advantage, 21-19, in ground balls as Desiree Watson-Isom, Bethany Fevella, and Beverly each scooped up five. The Lady Hawks also led in draw controls; winning 21 to Shepherd's 16.

Taylor Moody played the complete game in goal for Shorter; making 12 saves on 34 shots faced. Ram's goalie, Lily Schmulowitz, also made 12 saves while facing 25 shots. In total, Shepherd outshot the Lady Hawks 37-26.

Shorter will conclude the 2014 campaign Friday, April 18, at noon as they take on Florida Southern College at Ben Brady Field. At halftime, the Lady Hawks will honor seven seniors who will leave a lasting impact on Shorter women's lacrosse for years to come.

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ROME, Ga. Junior attacker Georgia Karr (Eldersburg, MD/Liberty) scored six goals and senior midfielder Christina Ferrara (California, MD/Leonardtown) added five to lead Shepherd to a 22-13 win over Shorter in lacrosse action at Shorter on Thursday night.

Sophomore attacker Hunter Morris (Severna Park, MD/Severn School) added four goals and an assist, while sophomore midfielder Erin Phelan (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) and senior attacker Hanna Wharton (Ijamsville, MD/Urbana) each netted two goals.

Senior midfielder Jenny Cavey (Sykesville, Md./Westminster) added a goal and an assist, while freshman midfielder Courtney Schwiegerath (Frederick, Md./Oakdale) and freshman attacker Alex Green (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) each had a goal.

Shelby Beverly had four goals and Crystal Marshall added three goals and an assist to lead Shorter.

Junior netminder Lily Schmulowitz (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) recorded 12 saves for the Rams, while Taylor Moody had 12 saves for the Hawks.

Shepherd had a 37-26 advantage in shots. Shorter held a 21-16 edge in draw controls and a 21-19 edge in ground balls.

Shepherd improves to 9-5, while Shorter falls to 5-8. The Rams return to action on Saturday when they face Florida Southern at Shorter at 9 a.m.


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