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SU roundup: Kotynski records milestone win

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BRIDGEWATER -- Shenandoah University Head Softball Coach Marlena Kotynski earned a milestone victory Friday afternoon as her Hornets split an Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader with Bridgewater.

Shenandoah (16-12, 6-6 ODAC) came back win the nightcap 3-1 after BC (10-8, 2-2) was a 2-0 victor in the opener.

The game two win not only salvaged the split for SU, it gave Kotynski her 200th career victory as the Hornets head coach.

Shenandoah earned the game two victory with three runs in the sixth inning off of Eagles starter Aven Thomas (3-4).

Junior Morgan Coble led off with a double down the left field line and scored on a Heather Sink single up the middle. Kimberly Brady then doubled to right to plate Sink before coming home on a Lauren McCabe single into short center that chased Thomas.

Junior Stephanie Cameron (11-5), who came on for Megan Tripp to start the fifth, closed out the milestone win by retiring six of the final seven batters of the contest.

Cameron struck out three in her three innings of work while Tripp did the same in four innings.

In the opener, BC starter Heather Jenkins (7-2) held the Hornets to just two hits in the shutout victory. Jenkins struck out five and walked one in the complete game performance.

Brittany Guepe and McCabe had the Hornets' hits.

Cameron struck out 10 in four innings in the opener before turning it over to Amanda Litwin.

Shenandoah continues this ODAC road trip with a doubleheader next Saturday at Roanoke.

Women's tennis

BRIDGEWATER -- Host Bridgewater College continued its winning ways Friday with a 9-0 ODAC women's tennis victory over Shenandoah.

The Eagles (11-2, 4-2 ODAC) dropped just five games in doubles to take an early 3-0 lead over Shenandoah (3-7, 0-7) before winning five of six singles matches in straight sets.

The final singles match, between Olivia Stone and Amber Lake at No. 5, was halted after Lake was unable to continue due to illness following the opening set.

Molly Barb, at No. 2 singles, and Rachel Gross at No. 4, both won a total of three games.

The women continue this ODAC road trip on Wednesday at Sweet Briar.

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