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SU earns women's field hockey victory

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FREDERICK, Md. -- The Shenandoah University field hockey team earned its second win in as many days with a 2-0 non-league victory at Hood College.

One day after shutting out Wells College, sophomore Maria Payne scored one goal in each half to give Shenandoah (3-3) the victory over Hood (1-1).

The Hornets were dominant on both ends of the field, outshooting their hosts 27-4 for the contest and winning 11 of 13 penalty corners awarded.

Junior Sarah DeLuca set up Payne's first goal, in the 10th minute, before Amanda Mittelkamp fed Payne in the 46th minute to give SU the insurance tally.

Sophomore Sarah Clare did not have to make a save in posting her second consecutive shutout.


Shenandoah Fall Invitational

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah shot a collective 313 Monday to finish third at the Shenandoah Fall Invitational hosted at Winchester Country Club.

Shenandoah, which shot a 307 in Sunday's opening round over the par-72, 6,367-yard Winchester Country Club layout, maintained its team position with Monday's 313.

Potomac State fired a tournament low 293 in the final round to make up a one-shot deficit to Hampden-Sydney and defeat the Tigers 591-592.

Virginia Wesleyan, at 620, and Randolph-Macon, 641, rounded out the five-team event.

The Catamounts also had the top two finishers -- Chris Bushey was the individual medalist with a an even par 144 while Matt Nelson shot 72-73--145 to finish one stroke back.

Derek Snarr, who led the field with a four-under-par 68 after Sunday's round, carded a 79 Monday to finish in a tie for fifth at 147.

Adam DeLauter (77), David Rynecki (79) and John Judy (82) rounded out the Hornets' scoring golfers Monday.

Hornets' duo earns accolades

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Shenandoah had two female student-athletes earn USA South Conference weekly honors in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

Senior Kat Terza was named as the league's defensive Player of the Week for women's soccer, while freshman Dorothy Earner garnered cross country Rookie of the Week accolades.

For Earner, it is the second time in as many weeks that she has grabbed this honor.

Terza helped the soccer team to a 2-1 week with seven saves in just less than 200 minutes of action.

After combining with freshman Alyssa Plourde to backstop the Hornets to a 1-0 victory over Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday, Terza had four saves as SU shut out Washington & Lee 1-0 Sunday afternoon.

Terza is a three-time first team All-USA South honoree and has earned weekly honors six times in her career.

Earner finished second to teammate Amy Smith at the McDaniel 3K Invitational on Saturday with a 12:06. She and Smith bested a field of 66 runners and the Hornet women captured the team portion of the event.

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