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Shenandoah roundup: Hornets fall in men's soccer

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Host Randolph College used a strong second half to key a 4-0 ODAC men's soccer victory over Shenandoah Saturday night.

The loss snaps a two-match unbeaten streak for the Hornets (3-12-2, 1-8-1 ODAC).

Randolph got all of the offense it would need in the 39th minute before the WildCats added three more in the second half to coast home to the win.

RC scored in the 52nd, 63rd and 84th minutes with all but the initial goal of the second half coming off of an assist.

SU keeper James Dutcher made seven saves, but was pelted with 26 shots and saw the 'Cats take seven of the game's nine corners.

Shenandoah completes its season on Wednesday afternoon at Bridgewater. Game time is 4 p.m.

Women's soccer
Nationally ranked Lynchburg College maintained its spot at the top of the ODAC standings with a 5-1 women's soccer victory over Shenandoah Saturday afternoon.

The LC Hornets (15-0-3, 8-0-3 ODAC) scored the initial three goals of the game to coast past SU (7-10-1, 5-5-1).

Angela Bosco scored unassisted in the 10th minute before Dessi Dupuy tallied in the 23rd and 26th minutes to give Lynchburg all of the offense it would need.

Freshman Harmon Hall put Shenandoah on the board in the 31st minute by converting a feed from Brittany Mason.

Bosco completed the first half scoring with a goal in the 43rd minute before Dupuy closed the book on the day's scoring with an unassisted tally in the 63rd minute.

Lynchburg outshot SU 33-6 and had nine of the game's 13 corner kicks.

Nichole Pratt had nine saves and Nicole Gilbertson one for Shenandoah.

The SU Hornets are back in action at Hollins on Tuesday in the ODAC regular season finale.

Shenandoah University dropped a pair of volleyball matches Saturday afternoon, losing 3-0 to Roanoke in ODAC play and 3-0 to Catholic in non-conference action.

Shenandoah (11-13, 3-7 ODAC) lost at 18, 24 and 22 to RC (16-11, 5-6) before falling at 11, 24 and 17 to Catholic (23-6).

Against the Maroons, senior Mary Harshman had a team-high eight kills with Haley Smith adding seven and Megan Gillispie six.

Blake Parkes had 14 assists and Kelcy Brown 13 to help support the offense.

Defensively, Nicole Mueller had eight digs.

Smith had nine kills and Samantha Schambach eight in the Catholic match. Brown was solid in this match as well, chipping in 19 assists.

Shenandoah is at Mount Aloysius on Tuesday in a non-league match.

Field hockey
Host Randolph-Macon scored the final three goals of the game Saturday to rally for a 3-2 ODAC field hockey victory over Shenandoah Saturday morning.

Shenandoah (9-7, 3-4 ODAC) scored the opening two goals of the contest only to see the Yellow Jackets (8-9, 6-1) rally in the second half.

Freshman Presha Merritt gave SU the early lead with the only goal of the first as she converted an Amber VanHorn feed in the 29th minute.

Senior Hannah Johnson tallied unassisted 6:09 into the second half to give the visitors the two-goal advantage.

Unfortunately, Macon had a rally in itself.

The 'Jackets scored in the 52nd, 60th and 64th minutes, the last on a corner, to steal the victory.

Shenandoah outshot its hosts 15-11 with Macon holding an 11-6 advantage in penalty corners.

SU keeper Sarah Clare had five saves with R-MC goalie Nicole Woodworth making 11 stops.

The Hornets conclude regular season play at home on Wednesday night against Eastern Mennonite. The winner of this game will likely host the other in the opening round of the ODAC Tournament.

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