By Tori Ripple
Elm Staff Writer
The Shorewomen faced the Ursinus Bears last Wednesday in a conference match. WC fought to the very end but couldn’t get the win as they took a 3-2 loss. Even though WC took the first three shots of the game, Ursinus was the first to score. The Bears went up at 9:08 and quickly turned the lead by two as they scored their second at 14:26. Junior Gabrielle Devaud scored with an upper left corner shot at 16:46, allowing the Shorewomen to follow by one. The Bears swiftly answered back 63 seconds later when they ran up the score to 3-1. WC battled until the end when senior Katelyn Malchester had her first career goal with 49 seconds left to go in the game off of Devauds’ assist. Junior goalkeeper Mallory Kahn-Johnson had a career high nine saves in the loss for the Shorewomen. The Bears held an 18-14 advantage in shots in their 3-2 victory.
Last Saturday WC matched up against Gettysburg which ended in a 3-0 loss. The Gettysburg Bullets scored all three goals in the first 45 minutes. Even though the Shorewomen shut them out second half, they were not able to make a comeback. Junior goalkeeper Victoria Ripple had six saves for WC in the loss. Gettysburg had a 15-5 advantage in shots along with a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. The Shorewomen fall to a record of (4-7-1, 0-6) and will return to Centennial Conference action Saturday at McDaniel College.
Although the past few weeks have been tough for the Shorewomen, Malchester is confident that her team will finish the season strong. “I have all the confidence in my team that we will continue to play with passion and heart for the next two weeks. We are very capable of winning and showing that we can contest in our conference. We are the Scorewomen!” She said.