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Shenandoah roundup: Hornets split with Roanoke College

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SALEM -- No. 20/27 Shenandoah University opened up its 2013 ODAC baseball slate with a split at Roanoke College Sunday afternoon.

The Hornets (6-2, 1-1 ODAC) rebounded to win game two, 7-3, after Roanoke (5-7, 1-1) was an 18-9 victor in the opener.

Shenandoah committed seven errors in the opening contest that led to 14 of the Maroons' 18 runs being unearned.

SU had 10 hits in game one, including three by freshman John Wilt and two each from Corbin Lucas and J.J. McDaniel.

McDaniel had a two-run home run in the first for the Hornets.

Coach Kevin Anderson's club banged out 11 hits in the nightcap and freshman Phillip Morse (2-0) tossed the opening 6.0 innings to earn the victory on the mound.

Morse allowed just two runs and two walks against seven strikeouts posting the victory.

Andrew Creamer, Daniel Freshley and Lew Johnson all had two hits with Freshley and Johnson both driving in a pair of runs.

SU scored single runs in the first, second, fourth and ninth as well as three runs in the eighth.

Senior Nick Beall also had a solo HR.

Shenandoah travels to Mary Washington on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. non-league contest.

Men's lacrosse
WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University earned its third straight men's lacrosse victory to start the 2013 season with a 13-10 non-league victory over Marywood Saturday night.

The 3-0 start for SU is also the first in school history and comes over its former CSAC foe in the Pacers (0-2).

Shenandoah jumped on MU by scoring six of the eight goals in the opening stanza; the Hornets had a 6-1 runs from the 12:29 to :04 marks that was punctuated by the Aaron Paul to Matt Justice goal that made it 6-2 in favor of the hosts.

Marywood scored two of the initial three goals of the second only to see Paul feed Justice again, this time on an extra-man-opportunity, to push the margin back to four at 8-4.

Paul then closed out the half with an unassisted goal 13 seconds before the gun.

Those two goals were part of a 4-0 SU run that sandwiched halftime and gave the Hornets an 11-4 advantage by the 11:45 mark of the third.

The Pacers answered with four of the final five goals of the quarter and scored the opening tally of the fourth, but Paul fed Justice with 8:25 to give SU a comfortable four-goal margin.

Marywood, which outshot SU 48-33 and won 17 of 26 faceoffs, took 29 of 43 second half shots.

Shenandoah kept itself comfortably in control by scooping up 54 of the game's 103 groundballs and getting 15 saves from senior Tyler Quinn.

The SU extra man defense was once again outstanding, killing off the first five penalties before giving up an EMO goal at 10:33 of the fourth.

Shenandoah started the season by killing off the opponents first 19 penalties.

Paul led the victors with four goals and five assists for nine points while Justice had four goals.

The Hornets continue this homestand with a 4 p.m. non-league game on Thursday against Susquehanna.

Track and field
SALISBURY, Md. - The Shenandoah University men's and women's track & field teams opened their respective outdoor seasons Saturday afternoon with a pair of top three finishes at the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet hosted by Salisbury University.

The host Sea Gulls won both the men's and women's events with the Shenandoah women coming in second and the Hornet men third.

A total of 16 teams, eight for men and eight for women, participated in the event.

The SU women had 19 top eight finishes and four victories on the day.

Senior thrower Amanda Theall led the way with wins in the shot put, discus and hammer throws.

Her hammer toss of 41.44 meters set a new school record.

Theall's classmate, Jaclyn Mohlmann, won the 100 meter hurdles at 15.94 seconds. She also was second in the 400 meter hurdles at 1:10.21 and third in the high jump at 1.43 meters.

The 4 x 400 relay team of Mohlmann, Hagwood, Emily Cobb and Alicia Feliciano posted a third place showing in that event with a 4:35.61

Breana Hagwood was third in the 200 meters and fourth in the 400th at 27.95 and 1:05.27, respectively.

In the mid-distance events, Dorothy Earner led the way with a third in 700 and fourth in the 1500.

The men had 16 top eight showings on the afternoon.

Freshman Ansel Borhauer was fifth in the 200 and fourth in the 400 to give SU a good start to the competition.

The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Charles Basil, Isaiah Groomes, David Johnson and Henry Howell had the top track finish on the men's side, finishing second at 45.23 seconds.

The 4 x 400 team, Basil, Groomes, Ryan Taylor and Johnson, was fourth at 3:45.11.

In the throws, Evan Griffin was second in the hammer, third in both the discus and javelin and fifth in the shot put.

His hammer throw of 42.66 meters is a new school best.

Johnson, Donald Shubrooks and Travis Bridgeforth paced SU in the jumps. Johnson was fourth in the high jump and fifth in the long jump, Bridgeforth fifth in the high jump and Shubrooks fourth in the long jump.

Both teams are back in action on March 22-23 at the VMI/W&L Track Carnival in Lexington.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Shenandoah University completed its participation Saturday in the 2013 Virginia Wesleyan Beach Blast softball tournament by dropping a pair of one-run contests.

Shenandoah (4-4) saw former USA South Conference foe Methodist rally for a 4-3 victory in the second game of the day after the Hornets lost 5-4 to Frostburg State in Saturday's opener.

Methodist (6-3) trailed SU 3-1 with two outs in the seventh only to score three unearned runs off of Stephanie Cameron (2-1) and take the victory.

Ashley Crawford led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and was sacrificed to second, but remained stranded as Madison Bradley popped to second and Denise Mitchell grounded to short.

Juniors Erica Kondzielawa and Emily Wilson drove runs in the first inning of the MU game, Kondzielawa on a single to left and Wilson on a fielder's choice.

Heather Sink drove in the final run on a single to right in the sixth.

Kondzielawa and Wilson both had two hits.

Playing as the away team against Frostburg (3-1), Kondzielawa had a two-run single in the seventh to tie the game at 4-4, but the Bobcats rallied off of Brianne Morlock (0-1) with a leadoff double followed by a single to center.

Kondzielawa, Bradley and Brittany Guepe all had two hits with Guepe beating out two infield grounders.

Shenandoah is off until traveling to Salisbury, Maryland on Friday for the Sea Gull Classic. The Hornets will face Geneseo (N.Y.) State on Friday in a 6 p.m. contest.


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