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SU roundup: Hornets sweep ODAC softball doubleheader

Daily staff report

SWEET BRIAR -- The Shenandoah University softball team began its Old Dominion Athletic Conference debut on a good note, claiming two shutout victories in a doubleheader sweep over Sweet Briar on Wednesday.

The Hornets (9-6, 2-0 ODAC) won the first contest 14-0 before winning the nightcap 17-0 over the Vixens (0-4, 0-2).

Shenandoah had a combined 31 hits in the two contests, including six from Brittany Guepe. Kimmy Brady had three hits in the two games and finished with seven RBIs.

The Hornets pitchers gave up a combined four hits in the two games.

Shenandoah will host Castleton (Vt.) State Thursday at noon.

Men's lacrosse

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University's men's lacrosse team finished up its final non-conference match-up before ODAC action with a 7-3 win over visiting Southwestern (Texas) on Wednesday.

The Hornets (5-1) used three goals in the third quarter to pull away from the Pirates (4-4). Shenandoah has already matched its win total from last season.

Shenandoah outshot Southwestern 39-16 and had a 49-39 advantage in groundballs. Tyler Quinn made six saves for the Hornets.


HARRISONBURG -- No. 13/27 Shenandoah University's ODAC contest with Eastern Mennonite University as suspended due to darkness Wednesday as the teams were tied at 4-4 at the end of nine innings.

According to ODAC rules, the Halted Game Rule is in effect since the two teams have another game between each other scheduled this season. Today's game will be completed prior to that scheduled contest. EMU travels to Shenandoah next Tuesday for a 3:30 p.m. start.

Shenandoah held a 4-2 lead before the Royals scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game.

Nick Beall is currently 2 for 5 with an RBI. Cameron Lundmark, who came on with two outs in the eighth inning, is the current pitcher of record.

Shenandoah hosts PSU-Altoona on Friday at 2:00.


WINCHESTER -- Host Virginia Wesleyan used a pair of strong starts in doubles to key a pair of ODAC tennis victories over host Shenandoah University on Wednesday.

The Shenandoah women (2-3, 0-3 ODAC) fell 8-1 while the men (1-3, 0-2) dropped a 9-0 decision.

Freshman Molly Barb was the lone winner for the Hornets, winning 6-2, 1-0 (retired) over Victoria Ryherd at No. 2 singles.

The closest men's match also came at No. 2 singles, where Jeremy Parel fell 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 to Drew Tomajczyk.

Both teams are back in action tomorrow in non-league matches against Ferrum. These two matches will be played at a neutral site in Lynchburg.


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