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SU roundup: Marymount tops Hornets in men's soccer

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ARLINGTON -- Host Marymount University made a rebound goal in the first half stand up in a 1-0 non-league men's soccer victory over Shenandoah Saturday morning.

George Delgado knocked home a rebound of a Kjell Crooke shot in the 34th minute to give MU (2-3-2) the victory over Shenandoah (0-6-1).

The Saints were strong defensively in the contest, holding SU to just five shots on the day. Four of the Hornets shots came in the second half of play.

In addition to the 19-5 advantage in shots, Marymount took nine of the game's 11 corners.

Shenandoah keeper James Dutcher had four saves, three in the first half, to keep the game close.

SU hosts Hood College on Wednesday in a non-league contest.

Field hockey
Virginia Wesleyan 2, Shenandoah 1, OT

WINCHESTER -- Visiting Virginia Wesleyan ruined the inaugural Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest in Shenandoah University history with a 2-1 overtime field hockey win Saturday afternoon.

Tara White scored the game-winner with no time on the clock to give the Marlins (3-4, 2-0 ODAC) the win over SU (3-6, 0-1).

White deflected in Evan Bunting's shot off of a Valerie Nowlan penalty corner awarded with 15 seconds to go in the inital sudden-victory OT.

VWC waited until the clock read 0:00 before setting up the corner, with Nowlan hitting it to Bunting at the top of the circle.

White, standing just in front of SU keeper Sarah Clare, redirected the ball into the back of the net for the game-winner.

Five minutes earlier, the Hornets Maria Payne had the same opportunity off of a penalty corner, but missed just wide on a 15-yard rocket.

Shenandoah had taken the early lead on an Ashley Cross goal in the 11th minute before Skyler Weaver tied it for the Marlins by finishing off a 50-yard run in the 53rd.

SU outshot Virginia Wesleyan 11-4 and held a 9-8 advantage in penalty corners, but Marlins keeper Kirsten Olsen made six saves to help her side steal the victory.

The Hornets return to the field on Wednesday at 5:00 with an ODAC contest against Washington & Lee.

Shenandoah 3, Greensboro 1

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Shenandoah University women's volleyball team earned just its third-ever victory over Greensboro College with a 3-1 USA South win Saturday afternoon at Meredith College.

Shenandoah (7-6, 3-3 USA South) was a 25-11, 25-17, 25-27, 25-18 victor over Greensboro (6-10, 2-5) in the middle match of the day.

SU had opened the day with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of host Meredith.

Junior Mary Harshman led the Hornets to the win over the Pride with a match-high 14 kills along with 16 digs and two service aces.

Sophomore Haley Smith added 10 kills with Brooke Strathy contributing 12 digs and 21 assists.

Shenandoah hit .164 for the match with GC hitting .061.

The Hornets continue USA South Conference play with a Wednesday doubleheader against nationally ranked Christopher Newport. Play begins at 5 p.m.

Women's soccer
Shenandoah 5, N.C. Wesleyan 2

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Shenandoah University opened up its final USA South Conference women's soccer slate with a 5-2 victory at N.C. Wesleyan Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah (5-4, 1-0 USA South) scored twice in the first half and coasted to the three-goal win over the Lady Bishops (0-9, 0-1).

Sophomore Christine Lipovsky opened the scoring in the 36th minute before Hana ElFallah finished off a Sarah Hensley corner less than two minutes later to give the Hornets a comfortable advantage.

SU, which outshot its hosts 21-8 for the game, held NCWC to just one shot in the opening 45 minutes of play.

The Lady Bishops briefly made matters interesting with a goal at 61:39, but Shenandoah answered with a goal of its own 35 seconds later and another off a corner in the 68th minute to extend the lead out to three goals.

Laura Standley had the goal in the 63rd minute and Brittany Mason tallied in the 68th.

Freshman Taylor Oehm, off a Jessi Dennis assist, closed out the day's scoring with a goal at 77:20.

In addition to the 21-8 shot advantage, SU had four of the game's seven corners.

Keepers Kat Terza and Alyssa Plourde combined for six saves. Terza had one in the first half before turning it over to Plourde at the break.

Shenandoah is now off until hosting Methodist as part of a Homecoming Saturday tripleheader on October 1. The men's soccer team takes on the same MU Monarchs before the women take the pitch at 2. The day concludes with the football game at 7 p.m.

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