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SU roundup: Hornets pick up women's lacrosse win


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FROSTBURG, Md. -- The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team earned its second win in three games this season with a 15-5 non-league victory at Frostburg State Tuesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (2-1) scored the first three goals of the game and never looked back against Frostburg (2-2).

The win is the Hornets third straight over the Bobcats.

Coach Lindsey Lutz had three different women -- Samantha Donaghy, Mary Kogler and Amy Rollins -- score those initial three goals.

FSU got on the board at 16:52, starting a run in which the two teams would trade the next six goals.

Sophomore Liz Bereit had the final answer in that run with an unassisted goal 4:29 before the halftime gun.

This goal, one of three for Bereit on the afternoon, started a 5-1 Shenandoah run that sandwiched halftime.

Lutz' club, thanks to consecutive Bereit tallies, owned a 10-4 lead with 13:05 remaining.

Following Frostburg's final goal of the game, at 12:03, Shenandoah closed out the game with five goals in the final 10:25.

SU had four women: Rollins, Bereit, Corrinne Kosmowski and Samantha Sisson, register hat tricks.

Sisson led this group with four goals and two assists for six points.

Shenandoah outshot the Bobcats 29-18, had a 12-11 advantage in groundballs and won 15 of 22 draws.

The Hornets also forced 15 FSU turnovers and were 15 of 18 in clears.

SU opens up Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Lynchburg.

Tennis

ASHLAND -- The Shenandoah men's and women's tennis teams began their run of spring break matches Tuesday afternoon with a pair of losses to Randolph-Macon.

The SU women (2-2, 0-2 ODAC) fell in a 5-4 heartbreaker while the Hornet men (1-2, 0-1) dropped an 8-1 decision to the Yellow Jackets.

Freshman Will Leach was the lone winner for the men. Leach defeated Jody Cox 6-4, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.

The Hornet women held a 2-1 lead following doubles thanks to wins at Nos. 2 and 3, but saw the 'Jackets win at Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 6 singles to steal the victory.

Rachel Gross was the lone double winner for the women. She combined with Amber Lake to win 8-6 at No. 3 doubles and then was a 7-5, 6-3 victor at No. 5 singles.

Kayla Green and Amy Rapp won the No. 2 doubles match, topping Oly Ogunshina and Caty-Betz Holcomb 8-4.

Molly Barb rounded out the winners, topping Courtney Owens 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

The two teams are back in action Wednesday at Virginia Wesleyan.

Golf

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- The Shenandoah golf team completed its second tournament of the spring season Tuesday with a 10th place finish at the adidas TaylorMade Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan.

Shenandoah shot a collective 323 on day two of the two-day, three-round tournament at Cotton Dike Golf Club on Dataw Island.

The 323 was a 15-shot improvement of the round two score shot Monday evening by SU.

The Hornets 993 total was 20 strokes behind fellow ODAC member Washington and Lee and 24 better than 11th place Virginia Wesleyan.

Faulkner won it with a 919 -- they bested Centenary by 28 strokes.

Freshman Cory Hammons had the best round of the day for Shenandoah with a five-over-par 77 over the par 72, 6761-yard layout.

Sophomore Wes Licklider was the Hornets' tournament medalist after shooting 78-83-79--240 to finish in a tie for 18th place.

SU returns to the course for another three-round event, the Camp Lejeune Invitational, March 22-24.

Baseball

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shenandoah is the nation's biggest climber in the week three D3baseball.com Top 25 poll released Tuesday morning by the website.

The Hornets, coming off of a 3-0 week that included an ODAC sweep of Guilford, rose six spots to No. 13 in the nation this week.

The six-position improvement is one better than fellow ODAC member Bridgewater, which comes in at No. 18 after entering the poll at No. 23 last week.

Shenandoah has 274 points in the poll to find itself between No. 12 Keystone (Pa.) and No. 14 Ramapo (N.J.).

Cortland (N.Y.) State leads the week three poll, jumping three spots from its No. 4 position in week two.

SU is back in action Wednesday at Eastern Mennonite in a 4 p.m., ODAC contest.



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