SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team held an early lead to edge Shepherd, 1-0, Wednesday in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division matchup.
Shippensburg (4-5-4, 4-4-4 PSAC East) came out attacking the Rams defense early. After intercepting a pass at midfield, graduate Alexis Worley (Temecula, Cal./Great Oak (Arizona State/Grand Canyon) split two defenders and found senior Alyse Caffrey (Plymouth Meeting/Plymouth-Whitemarsh) on the far left side that led to her first goal of the season.
Shepherd (4-6-4,3-6-3) had a strong offensive front heading into the second half, but sophomore goalkeeper Morgan Molyneaux (Harleysville/Souderton) came up with terrific saves for the Raiders, totaling eight in the contest.
The match was almost even statistically; Shepherd had eight shots on goal to the Raiders seven, and corner kicks were equal at five.
Shippensburg will return to action next Monday at 3 p.m., hosting Saint Thomas Aquinas in a non-conference match.