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Shenandoah University completed its first ODAC football season with a 42-23 loss to league champion Washington and Lee Saturday afternoon.
W&L (8-2, 6-1) turned a 7-3 lead with 44 seconds remaining in the first half into a 21-3 lead by scoring twice in a 17-second span against the Hornets (1-9, 0-7).
Sasha Vandalov, who had three touchdowns on the afternoon, made it 14-3 on a 4-yard TD run at the 43-second mark.
And then disaster struck for Shenandoah.
On the first play from scrimmage following the kickoff, P.J. Athey fumbled the handoff from quarterback Shawn Lloyd, giving the ball back to the Generals at the SU 13.
It took just one play for Washington & Lee quarterback Nick Lombardo to find tight end Alex Evans in the end zone for another score and a 21-3 lead as halftime approached.
The lead expanded to 28-3 as Lloyd threw his second interception of the day on the initial drive of the third quarter and W&L used the short field to stick in a Brett Murray 4-yard TD run at the 13:04 mark.