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Christendom roundup: Crusaders shut out in opener

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Host Washington Adventist beat Christendom College 2-0 on Wednesday in women's soccer action at MLK Recreational Park in Takoma Park, Md.

After a scoreless first period, Dannielle Panuccio put the Lady Shock on the board off a sharp pass from Kelsey Sheehan-Wright at the 63rd minute of the match.

In the first period, Christendom and Washington Adventist attempted six shots, but during the second half the Lady Shock turned up their pressure and attempted 17 shots to the Crusaders' four. Taylor Noel started in the net for the Lady Shock and tallied three saves.

The Lady Shock made it 2-0 in the 85th minute when Panuccio knocked in another goal assisted by Shanice Williams and Kelsey Sheehan-Wright.

For Christendom, goalkeeper Faith Leopold finished with two saves. Maribel Lopez led the offense with three of the Crusaders' four shots on goal. The game was the season opener for Christendom.

Men's soccer

Washington Adventist 3, Christendom 2

Visiting Washington Adventist picked up a 3-2 victory over Christendom on Wednesday in Front Royal.

The Shock gained a quick advantage over the host Crusaders by scoring two goals within the first five minutes, then boosted that advantage to 3-0 midway through the first half.

Freshman forward Patrick Audino got the Crusaders on the board with about 25 minutes to go with a goal, and Christendom added one more tally with about 10 minutes to play.

Christendom dropped to 1-2 overall with the loss.

Women's volleyball

Christendom 3, Penn State-Mt. Alto 0

Christendom picked up a 3-0 road victory at Penn State-Mt. Alto on Wednesday night.

The Crusaders improved to 1-0 with the win.

No further match details were available.

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