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SU roundup: Hornets fall to Marlins in women's soccer

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Host Virginia Wesleyan scored a pair of goals in each half to down Shenandoah University 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon in ODAC women's soccer action.

The Marlins (9-0-1, 4-0-1 ODAC) scored their first two goals in a 34-second span midway through the first to pull away from SU (3-6-1, 1-2-1).

Kerry Knauss had what proved to be the game-winner on an unassisted tally at 20:58 before Kaitlyn Clunan converted a penalty kick at 21:32.

VWC added insurance goals in the 72nd and 80th minutes to provide the final margin of victory.

Virginia Wesleyan outshot Shenandoah 25-10 and took five of the game's nine corner kicks.

Shenandoah keeper Nichole Pratt made seven saves.

The Hornets continue ODAC play with a 1:00 game Saturday at Randolph.

Men's soccer
Shenandoah University snapped a four-game men's soccer losing streak with a 1-1 non-league tie with Cairn University Wednesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (2-7-1) rallied to tie the Highlanders (2-4-2) by scoring a second half goal.

In the 52nd minute, freshman Eduardo Santiago was taken down in the corner of the box as he attempted to dodge his defender and make a run at the goal.

A penalty was whistled, and junior Alex Clouse ripped his shot to the right of CU keeper Dave Shaffer for the equalizing tally.

Clouse' shot was one of 12 that SU had in the second half, along with one in each of the two 10-minute extra sessions, but the Hornets were not able to tally another goal.

Shenandoah keeper James Dutcher, after having been beat on the Highlanders first attempt of the afternoon, made nine saves to anchor the defense.

SU outshot CU 21-17 for the contest and the two teams split 14 corners.

Shenandoah returns to ODAC play on Saturday with a noon contest at Guilford.


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