The Rams (1-7) fell to Rollins College (9-2) on the road Friday evening by a score of 16-2. It was a disappointing loss for the Rams as they were unable to build off of last week’s victory.
It was an offensive onslaught for the Rollins College Tars as five players scored at least two goals. Midfielder, Kallie German, scored 4 goals to lead the Tars in that category.
A look at total team stats shows how dominate the Tars were against the Rams on Friday night. For the entire game, Shepherd attempted seven shots, converting on two of those chances.
For a comparison, Rollins college attempted a whopping 42 shots and 33 of them were deemed shots on goal.
Goalie, Casey Hickman, could not have been expected to stop all 33 of shots from the Tars.
Rollins College Midfielder, Kallie German, started the scoring off for the game less than five minutes into the contest with a goal at the 25:35-minute mark. The metaphorical floodgates were opened after that as the Tars went on to score nine more goals in the first half alone to bring the total to 10.
Shepherd couldn’t find much success against the stifling defense from the Tars, however both goals scored by the Rams came in the first half.
At the 16-minute mark in the first half, Shepherd midfielder, Brooke Hunley, scored on an assist from attacker Lillian Funke.
The last goal scored by the Rams came at the 10-minute mark in the first half as the same duo of Brooke Hunley and Lillian Funke combined to bring the score to 6-2 at the time.
That is the last of the good news for the Rams as it was a tough loss against a legitimate #7 ranked opponent.
With this past game, the Rams have reached the midway point of their season. The hope is Shepherd can turn things around and finish with a respectable record. The first test for the possible Rams mid-season surge comes on Sunday, March 26 at 11:00am against Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio.