The Shepherd University women’s soccer team went 1-1 in their last two games after falling to Concord University and defeating Wheeling Jesuit University. With a 1-2 record against Mountain East Conference opponents, the Lady Rams now find themselves sixth in the MEC women’s soccer standings.
On Sept. 17, Shepherd traveled to face MEC rival Concord. The two teams remained scoreless for the entire first half however just seconds after the second half began, the Lady Rams jumped out to a 1-0 lead. At the 45:30 mark senior midfielder Kelsey Propps scored an unassisted goal to give Shepherd the lead.
That lead would not last for long as the Mountain Lions tied the game in the 57th minute when Stacey Calder scored off a feed from Emily Cole. The score remained tied until the final moments of the game when Abby Barber broke through the Shepherd defense and scored the game winning unassisted goal at the 89:02 mark to help lift her team to the win 2-1.
After suffering a heartbreaking loss against Concord, the Lady Rams rebounded nicely by defeating Wheeling Jesuit by the score of 2-1 on Sept. 20. The Cardinals kept possession of the ball on the Shepherd side of the field for the first part of the game and in the 21st minute, they took a 1-0 lead when Aubrey Hutchinson scored off an assist from her teammate Allison Geary.
Nonetheless, Shepherd responded just minutes later when senior midfielder Kasey Canterbury tied the game with an unassisted goal at the 26:43 mark. Just minutes before halftime, senior midfielder Kelsey J. Smith would score unassisted. It would prove to be the game winning goal as Shepherd’s defense remained impenetrable for the remainder of the game.
With the win, the Lady Rams improved to 3-3-1 on the year and they will host West Virginia Wesleyan College on Sept. 23 and travel to Notre Dame College (Ohio) on Sept. 27.