Lacrosse falls at East Stroudsburg

Goalie Savannah Shores who tied Shepherd's single-game record with 18 saves.

(THE PICKET) — The Shepherd University Women’s Lacrosse team traveled to East Stroudsburg University on Wednesday and added a second loss to the scorebook. The reigning Mountain East Conference Champs currently sit at 0-2.

The Warriors had the first goal of the game five minutes into play, and couldn’t be stopped by the Rams, adding two more goals before 10 minutes of the clock had wound down. Rams soon countered, but could not keep the Warriors momentum under control.

East Stroudsburg had a 9-3 lead going into halftime.

Warriors came off the break in action and scored two goals before Shepherd could get any shots on goal. The Rams were able to add four goals, but that wasn’t enough. East Stroudsburg had scored eight goals in the second half and it was clear that they had sealed the game.

Erin Phelan led the Rams with four goals and an assist.  Theresa Lang, Brooke Hunley and Courtney Matthews each added one goal. Courtney Schwiegerath had one assist on the game.

Goalie Savannah Shores recorded 18 saves for the Rams. Those 18 saves tied the school single-game record that was set by Emily Melanson in 2011. Unfortunately, it was not enough to save Shepherd from a 7-17 loss.

The Rams will travel to Lock Haven University on Saturday for a 2 p.m. match.