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Shenandoah roundup: SU tops Sweet Briar

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Shenandoah University earned its first-ever ODAC women's soccer victory with a 9-0 triumph over Sweet Briar Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets (3-5, 1-1-1 ODAC) scored their initial goal just 2:33 into the contest and never looked back against the Vixens (0-6, 0-4).

Stormie Malik tallied that first goal off of an assist from freshman Danielle Burris.

SU added to its lead with goals in the seventh, eighth, 33rd and 45th minutes to take a 5-0 lead into the break.

Coach Liz Pike's club kept up the pressure in the second half, pumping in goals in the 57th, 64th, 67th and 72nd minutes to provide the final margin of victory.

Ten different women placed their name in the scoresheet with Missy Volonino registering two goals and one assist and Burris one goal and two assists.

Shenandoah outshot SBC 36-0 and took all five of the game's corner kicks.

Goalkeepers Nichole Pratt and Kristen Barrickman did not have to make a save in posting the shared shutout.

SU is back in action on Wednesday at Virginia Wesleyan.

Men's soccer

Host Lynchburg College kept Shenandoah University winless in ODAC men's soccer play with a 3-0 victory Saturday night.

The LC Hornets (2-5-1, 1-0-1 ODAC) got all of the offense they would need as the SU Hornets (2-7, 0-3) had an own goal in the 12th minute.

David Steele added an insurance goal for the hosts in the 38th minute before Luke Moore closed the book on the evening's scoring with his goal off of a Frankie Winski service with 2:42 to play.

Lynchburg controlled possession, outshooting Shenandoah 27-10 and winning eight of the 13 corner kicks awarded.

James Dutcher made eight saves for SU.

Shenandoah hosts Cairn on Wednesday at 4:30 in a non-league contest.

Homestanding Emory and Henry prevented Shenandoah University from earning its second ODAC volleyball victory of the season by downing the Hornets 3-0 Saturday afternoon.

The Wasps (11-4, 2-2 ODAC) won at 18, 13 and 20 over the Hornets (7-4, 1-3).

Senior Chantelle Phung paced SU with six kills while classmates Mary Harshman and Megan Gillispie added five and four, respectively.

Kelcy Brown had a team-high nine assists.

Gillispie chipped in six digs.

Shenandoah continues this string of ODAC matches with a home tilt on Tuesday against Eastern Mennonite. The match starts at 7.

Field hockey

No. 20 Lynchburg kept its four-year ODAC unbeaten streak alive Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 league victory over Shenandoah.

The LC Hornets (6-2, 2-0 ODAC) took a 1-0 lead into the break against SU (5-4, 0-1) and pulled away in the second thanks to two goals in a 25-second span.

Lindsay Leonard scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 21st minute off of an assist from Kelsey Link.

Ashley Nelson then erased all doubt by scoring goals at 36:59 and 37:24 to start the second.

Lynchburg outshot Shenandoah 44-0, including 25-0 in the second. LC all had all 14 of the game's penalty corners.

Goalkeeper Sarah Clare had a third-best-in-school-history 21 saves in the losing effort. The 21 stops ties Wendy Taylor '07 for No. 3 all-time. The school record for saves in a game is 24.

The SU Hornets host Bridgewater Tuesday night at 7 in another ODAC contest.

Cross country
The Shenandoah University men's and women's cross country teams returned to action with a pair of third place finishes Saturday afternoon at the Roanoke College Invitational.

The SU men were third of six teams with 64 points while the SU women had 77 points to finish third in their five-team event.

Host Roanoke won both team and individual titles.

Jacob Brennan was sixth in the men's 8K race with a 30:03, Ryan Taylor eighth at 30:41 and Kyle Lombardi 11th at 31:12.

There were 42 men in the race.

On the women's side, Dorothy Earner was fourth of 41 runners with a 21:57 over 5000 meters. Jaclyn Mohlmann was 14th and Emily Hesse 17th to back up Earner.

SU is back in action next week with the Don Cathcart Invitational hosted by Salisbury University.

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