David Eppard (Sherando ’17) is having a solid season for Shepherd University this year.

The sophomore linebacker is tied for third on the team with 14 total tackles. Eppard has five solo tackles and nine assisted tackles.

He has played in all four games for the Rams.

In a 35-33 loss to Notre Dame College on Sept. 1, Eppard had two solo tackles and five assists.

Three weeks later, Eppard had three assisted tackles in a 27-7 win over West Virginia State.

This past weekend the 5-foot-10 210-pound Eppard had two solo tackles and one assisted tackle in a 61-21 victory over Concord University.

Eppard has started in one of the four games, coming off the bench in the other three for the Rams.

Shepherd is 3-1 on the season and plays at West Liberty University on Saturday.

DEFENSIVE SUCCESS: Sarah Jo Peer (Strasburg ’16) is a defender on Marymount University’s women’s soccer team this season and the team is starting to have success.

The junior played a part in the Saints 12-0 win over Christendom. It was the first shutout of the season for Marymount.

The Saints followed that up with a 2-1 overtime victory over Washington Adventist University on Sept. 28.

In a 3-0 loss to Rowan University on Sept. 12, Peer had the Saints’ only shot on goal.

Peer has played in eight of the Saints’ 10 games and started in two of them. Peer is part of the Saints’ defense which is giving up just 2.39 goals per game.

The Saints are 2-8 on the season. They host Neumann University on Wednesday.

FLYING START: Grace Dellinger (Central ’18) has been a steady presence in Bridgewater College’s women’s cross country team.

The freshman has been in the top seven in each of the team’s first three meets of the year,

She helped lead the Eagles to a first-place finish in the Bridgewater Cross Country Challenge on Aug. 31. Dellinger finished 14th in the race with a time of 19:17.13. The Eagles won the meet with a score of 26 points.

On Sept. 22, Dellinger placed 57th in Shenandoah University’s Hornet Harrier/Commonwealth Challenge held at Kernstown Battlefield in a time of 24:04.7.

The Eagles finished fourth in the meet with 93 points. Washington and Lee won the meet with 43 points.

Dellinger was sixth on the team in the Queen City Invite held on Sept. 28 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dellinger finished 197th overall in a time of 22:41. Bridgewater finished 13th overall and was the top Division III team in the meet with 383 points. Duke University won the women’s team event with 56 points.

The Eagles will participate in the UW-Oshkosh AAE Invitational on Oct. 13 hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.