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Hornets' field hockey squad sets wins mark

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WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University completed the non-conference portion of its field hockey schedule with a 4-3 victory over Frostburg State Monday afternoon.

Shenandoah (8-6) did not trail throughout the contest against the Bobcats (3-15), but needed a late goal to put FSU away.

Senior Kaitlin Sommer had that unassisted tally, slipping her shot between FSU keeper Maggie Edwards after a flurry in front of the net.

Senior Paola Aguilar gave the hosts the early lead with her unassisted goal at 6:43, only to see the Bobcats tie it in the 21st minute.

SU appeared to take total control by getting goals from Megan Garrett and Aguilar in the 35th and 46th minutes, respectively, but Frostburg had another rally left.

A pair of goals in a span of 2:58 tied it for FSU with just over 10 minutes remaining, setting Sommer up for the game-winning shot.

FSU outshot the Hornets 22-16 and held a 20-8 advantage in penalty corners. The Bobcats had two of these corners after time expired and was able to get off one shot that went just wide.

SU keeper Sarah Clare made eight saves.

Shenandoah, which sets a new school record for wins in a season with the victory, travels to Elizabethtown on Wednesday for a Commonwealth Conference contest.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Shenandoah freshman linebacker Joshua Rogers has been named as the USA South Conference Defensive Rookie of the Week in selections announced Monday by the league office.

Rogers, who grabbed a spot on the D3football.com Team of the Week two weeks ago, registered 13 stops on Saturday in a 21-18 USA South Conference win over Methodist to earn his first conference honor.

Rogers had four solo and two tackles for loss among his 13 stops.

Shenandoah is on the road this Saturday at Ferrum in its final road game of the 2010 regular season.

Men's cross country
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Shenandoah Freshman Ryan Taylor has been named USA South Conference men's cross country Rookie of the Week in selections announced Monday by the league office.

Taylor, who has been named as the league's Rookie of the Week in each week he has competed this season, finished fourth at the SU Hornet Harrier on Oct. 9 to help the No. 10 in the South men to the team championship.

Taylor ran the 5K course in 17:37 to come in just behind teammate Josiah Renton.
The Hornets, who have appeared in the South Region rankings the last two weeks, are off this week and return to the course on Oct. 30 for the USA South Conference championships.

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