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Hornets earn field hockey shutout

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WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University recorded its second straight home field hockey shutout with a 5-0 non-league victory over the College of Notre Dame on Tuesday afternoon.

SU (5-1) dominated the Gators (0-4) in the shutout victory.

Shenandoah outshot its visitors 29-2, including 18-0 on goal, and won 12 of the game's 16 penalty corners.

Sophomore Sarah DeLuca gave the Hornets all the offense they would need with her tally off of a Paola Aguilar assist in the 17th minute.

Aguilar, the team's leading scorer, figured in all but one of the team's goals.

Amanda Mittelkamp had that lone goal that Aguilar was not involved in, an unassisted tally at 20:00, before SU scored again at 31:17 and 32:24 to take a 4-0 lead into the halftime locker room.

Senior Kaitlin Sommer had the first of those goals, off an Aguilar feed, with Aguilar closing the book the first half scoring by finishing off a Katie Johnson assist.

Freshman Justina Ludwig had the lone goal of the second, scoring from the top of the circle at 54:21 off another Aguilar assist.

The three assists is a new school record.

Shenandoah opens up MAC Commonwealth play Saturday at Albright.

Women's soccer

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah women's soccer coach Elizabeth Pike announced a pair of schedule changes Tuesday evening.

Both schedule changes are for matches in October and involve one time change and one venue switch.

The squad's Oct. 2 USA South Conference contest against Meredith College will now kickoff at 1 p.m., rather than the originally scheduled time of 2 p.m.

This change was made to assist the game operations staff with the transition of Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium for the Hornets' football game against Christopher Newport, scheduled for 7 p.m.

The non-league women's soccer game against Marymount on Oct. 7, which was previously scheduled for Quincy Park in Arlington, will now be played at Shenandoah.

Game time against Marymount remains 7 p.m.

Women's cross country

NEW ORLEANS -- For the second straight week, Shenandoah maintains its No. 7 women's cross country regional ranking in the week two poll released Tuesday by the USTFCCCA.

Shenandoah, which finished 12th last weekend at the Dickinson College Long/Short Invitational, has been ranked seventh in both regular season polls as well as the pre-season poll this fall.

The Hornets have now been ranked for nine consecutive polls.

All 10 teams in this week's poll also appeared in last week's edition. Spots 1-3 and 7-10 are unchanged; Emory (Ga.) is the region's top team for the second straight week.

The only change in the poll came in the Nos. 4 through 6 spots, where fellow USA South school Christopher Newport dropped two spots from fourth to sixth, and Nos. 5 and 6 Washington & Lee and Lynchburg each moved up a position.

Shenandoah returns to the course on Oct. 2 for the Don Cathcart Invitational hosted by Salisbury University.


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