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SU sweeps Catholic in softball

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Shenandoah University softball team completed a busy weekend of action with a non-league sweep at Catholic University of America Sunday afternoon.

Shenandoah (17-10) won game one 6-0 before finishing off the sweep over the Cardinals (13-11) with 4-0 victory in the nightcap.

SU pitchers Brooke Over (8-7) and Amanda Litwin (4-2) both threw complete-game three-hitters.

Over struck out nine and walked five in her game one outing while Litwin had three strikeouts against four walks in game two.

Coach Marlena Kotynski's club banged out a combined 20 hits in the doubleheader, including 12 in game one.

Denise Mitchell and Emily Wilson both had three hits in game one with Mitchell scoring what proved to be the game-winning run.

Shatora Lane also had two hits in the first contest.

Wilson had the big hit in game two with a two-run single in the fourth.

Heather Sink, who drove in the first run of the nightcap, was 2 for 4.

Mitchell finished her solid day with one hit in three plate appearances.

Shenandoah hosts Ferrum on Tuesday in a USA South Conference doubleheader.

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The Shenandoah University men's golf team shot a collective 306 Sunday afternoon to complete its participation in the 41st Annual Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate Golf Championships.

Playing the par-70, 6011-yard Scarlet course, Shenandoah had all four of its qualifying scores in the 70s.

Senior Derek Snarr and freshman Alex Tolley shared team medalist honors with a pair of five-over-par 75s.

John Judy carded a 77 and David Rynecki 79 to provide SU with its 306 total.

Zach Ramey had an 82 that did not count toward the team total.

SU finished 16th in Sunday's 18-hole competition.

The Hornets are now off until competing in their final USA South Conference championships from April 13-15 at Stoney Creek Golf Course just outside of Greensboro.

Women's lacrosse
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team saw its seven-game winning streak snapped Sunday in a 16-8 non-league loss to Susquehanna.

Shenandoah (10-3) lost for the first time since a two-goal to defeat at Goucher on March 7 as the Crusaders used a big run midway through the first to key the win.

With the Hornets leading 2-1 thanks to two Samantha Sisson goals in the first three minutes, Susquehanna scored the next nine goals to take a 10-2 lead by the 12:22 mark.

Freshman Liz Bereit finally snapped the Crusaders streak by converting a Samantha Donaghy assist 9:31 before halftime.

Bereit's goal, her only one of the day, started a 4-2 Shenandoah run to finish the first.

The run continued to start the second, with Sisson scoring at 13:15 and Mary Kogler at 11:44, before Susquehanna pulled away with the final four goals of the contest.

Sisson led Shenandoah with five goals while Kogler had two goals and Bereit one goal and one assist.

SU goalkeeper Ashley Cross made 16 saves.

Susquehanna outshot its visitors 41-20, had a 35-20 advantage in groundballs and won 14 of 24 draws.

Shenandoah is off until hosting Christopher Newport on Saturday at noon in a USA South Conference contest. The winner of this game claims the regular season title.

Men's tennis
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Shenandoah University men's and women's tennis teams were both swept Sunday morning in a pair of USA South Conference matches at Methodist.

The SU men and women both fell 9-0.

Vladimir Daskalov had the closest match for the men (0-9, 0-3 USA South), losing 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.

Dustan DeMello also battled hard, losing 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1.

On the women's side, Shannon Allin fell 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2.

The women's closest match came at No. 5, where Kelsey Brewster lost 6-4, 3-6, 0-1 (6-10) to Lindsie Bentham.

The SU women fall to 6-5, 3-3 with the loss.

The Methodist men are now 16-2 and the women 17-2.

Both teams are back in action at home on Wednesday with USA South matches against Christopher Newport.

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