Shorewomen Split into PSU

By Victoria Ripple

Elm Staff Writer

The WC Shorewomen strongly defeated the Wesley Wolverines September 23rd in a 2-0 shutout. This non-conference win allowed the Shorewomen to improve to a 3-2-1 record.

The game started off slow, with no score from either team in the first half. Even though Wesley got off the last three shots of the half, WC had an 8-4 advantage. In the second half freshman Heather Smith scored off an assist from sophomore Katie Bradley at 52:07. After this, the match became very physical and resulted in one yellow card for WC and two for the Wolverines. To ensure the win, Smith sent in a corner kick which was answered by junior Gabrielle Devaud at 79:38. Junior goalkeeper Victoria Ripple had five saves in the shutout for the Shorewomen. WC had a 15-10 advantage in shots while the Wolverines had a 6-3 edge in corner kicks. This was the WC’s first victory against Wesley since 2002.

After this exciting win, the Shorewomen had a tough loss against Franklin & Marshall last Saturday. This conference match ended up in a 3-1 loss for WC.

The first half, once again, ended in no score for either team. While the Diplomats held a 6-4 advantage in shots the first half, the Shorewomen had both corner kicks. It wasn’t until 50:58 when F&M scored; but, WC answered back 7 minutes later when Smith scored off an assist from sophomore Ainsley Boynton. Shortly after this exciting rush, F&M fired two goals to end the match. The Diplomats had a 17-10 advantage in shots while the Shorewomen held a 3-1 edge in corner kicks. Ripple had seven saves in the loss for WC.

So how does Boynton see this season turning out? “I think we will definitely have a better record than last year. Our team has developed so much and has been working so hard to become more of a threat in the conference,” she said.

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