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SU roundup: Generals' assault overcomes Hornets

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Visiting Washington and Lee University used a strong start to Wednesday's ODAC women's soccer contest to key a 3-1 victory over Shenandoah University.

The Generals (10-2-1, 7-1-1 ODAC) twice in the first half, including once in the first 20 minutes, to take a commanding lead over SU (5-9-1, 3-4-1).

Emily Scott had the opening goal of the contest, off of an Erin Harvey assist in the 19th minute, before Ainsley Daigle scored unassisted with 3:02 to play in the opening stanza.

Daigle's goal proved to be the game-winner.

After Katie Rossi made it 3-0 by converting a corner kick in the 64th minute, Shenandoah got on the board with an Ellen Strom goal at 80:44.

Shenandoah was unable to cut any deeper into the lead.

W&L had a 14-7 advantage in shots and took five of the game's seven corners.

Hornets keeper Nicole Gilbertson made three saves in 20:46 of relief action.

Shenandoah takes to the road on Saturday for an ODAC contest at Guilford.

Men's soccer

Roanoke 3, Shenandoah 1

Host Roanoke College kept Shenandoah winless in ODAC men's soccer play with a 3-1 victory over the Hornets Wednesday afternoon in Salem.

The Maroons (7-3-1, 5-1-1 ODAC) scored a pair of goals in the opening 11 minutes of the contest to pull away from Shenandoah (2-11-1, 0-7).

Garrett Eldridge had that first tally, on an assist from AJ Tierce, before Brian White knocked home what proved to be the game-winner on rebound at 11:02.

Roanoke finished off the first half scoring with a Grant McAvan tally in the 40th minute.

The Hornets battled the entire second half and were rewarded in the 82nd minute as Andrew Ralli headed home the program's first-ever goal in ODAC play.

Roanoke outshot Shenandoah 14-6, but had just a 7-5 advantage in shots on goal.

Both keepers made four saves.

The Maroons took six of the game's eight corners.

SU will seek its first ODAC victory on Saturday with a 3 p.m., home match against Emory and Henry.

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