Wheeling Jesuit hands loss to Shepherd Rams

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The Lady Rams (4-10, 2-1 MEC) fell by a 10-8 score to conference opponent Wheeling Jesuit (6-7, 3-0 MEC).

Allowing the cardinals to score the first two goals, the Rams found themselves in a hole early.

However, with the first goal coming from freshman attacker Lillian Funke, the Rams looked to climb back in the game only down by two goals.

Still in the first half, the Rams managed to cut the Cardinals’ lead to one with goals from Funke and senior midfielder Haley Price. With momentum on their side, the Rams could not hold on, as they allowed Wheeling Jesuit to pull away and head into halftime with a 7-4 lead.

The Lady Rams came out swinging in the second half but could not quite put together the full comeback. Senior attacker Brooke Hunley and senior midfielder Courtney Schwiegerath scored the first two goals for the Rams in the second half, cutting the Cardinals lead to one.

Wheeling Jesuit quickly answered with two goals of their own, extending the lead back to three. The Rams had an answer, but it was not enough to win the game.

Wheeling Jesuit had an edge over the Rams in shot attempts, shots on goal, ground balls, and free position shots.

The Rams are back in action Sunday at 1 p.m. against conference opponent West Virginia Wesleyan.

DonTwain Cornish is a Sports Reporter for The Picket. He can be reached at
dcorni01@rams.shepherd.edu