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SU roundup: SU women's lacrosse extends win streak

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WINCHESTER -- The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team ran its winning streak to five games Sunday afternoon with a 14-11 ODAC victory over Roanoke.

With the win over Roanoke (3-5, 2-1 ODAC) Shenandoah (6-1, 3-0) now has taken out two of the three teams picked ahead of it in the pre-season league poll.

SU defeated Lynchburg 17-11 last Saturday afternoon and now sits in a three-way tie with Randolph-Macon and Guilford atop the league standings.

Pre-season favorite Washington and Lee is 1/2 game behind the Hornets, Yellow Jackets and Quakers and visits Winchester a week from Wednesday in a 7:00 contest.

Junior Samantha Sisson put the hosts in front to stay with her unassisted goal at 7:30. Sisson took a feed in front, rolled right and stuck her shot past RC goalie Lauren Curtin to put the Hornets in front to stay.

Shenandoah scored the opening goal of the game at 26:29 on a Corrinne Kosmowski free position shot and held a pair of three goal leads before Roanoke made the first of two significant runs.

The Lady Maroons scored four straight from the 14:56 to 9:24 marks of the first two take its only lead, 5-4, of the contest.

Kosmowski finally snapped the scoreless streak by finishing off a feed from sophomore Liz Bereit at 8:28 and the Hornets never trailed again.

Kosmowski's goal, one of two she had on the day, started a 5-0 run for the hosts.

Sisson, who led all scorers with six goals and one assist for seven points, finished the run by tallying off a Bereit assist at 23:13.

And the Roanoke rallied again.

RC scored five of the game's next six goals to tie it 10-10 with 9:30 remaining, setting up Sisson to get the game winner.

Senior Amy Rollins had the hosts final three goals, scoring at 5:24, 2:12 and :19.

Roanoke outshot its hosts 27-23 and won 15 of 27 draws. SU held a 19-18 advantage in groundballs.

Hornets goalie Ashley Cross made 11 saves.

Shenandoah hosts McDaniel on Tuesday at 7:00 in a non-league contest.

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The Shenandoah University men's golf team completed its play at the 42nd Annual Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate Golf Championships Sunday by shooting a collective 305.

Playing the par-70, 6011-yard Scarlet course for a second time in three days, Shenandoah once again had all four of its qualifying scores in the 70s.

Junior Zach Ramey led SU with a three-over-par 73, but that was not the highlight of his day.

Pulling out a 5-iron on the 187-yard par-3 7th hole, Ramey canned his first career collegiate competition hole-in-one.

Sophomore Wes Licklider backed Ramey up with a 75 while Cory Hammons had a 78 and John Judy 79.

Seth Crean rounded out the day with an 80 that did not count toward the team total.

The squad is back in action on April 6 and 7 at the Roanoke Invitational.

Saturday's results

ASHLAND - No. 11/12 Shenandoah University completed its week with an ODAC baseball doubleheader split with Randolph-Macon Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah (14-4, 7-3 ODAC) came back to win 8-4 in the nightcap after Macon (8-9, 4-4) was a 10-9 victor in the opener.

SU had 14 hits in game two, with junior Andrew Creamer leading the way with a 3 for 5 performance that included three RBI and a home run.

The dinger was one of two he had on the afternoon - in the opener, he had a three-run HR that brought SU to within one, 10-9, in the top of the ninth.

His game two home run gave Shenandoah a lead it would not relinquish.

Freshman Michael Scimanico (3-0) earned the win with 4 1/3 innings of relief work. Scimanico walked six, struck out three and allowed just one before turning it over to classmate Cameron Lundmark with two outs in the eighth and the tying run at the plate.

Lundmark got that hitter, Jon Witt, to strikeout looking and then induced three flyouts in the ninth to post his third save of the spring.

In addition to Creamer's three hits, Corbin Lucas, John Wilt, Daniel Freshley and Billy Arens all had two.

J.J. McDaniel had three hits in the opener with Joe Bittner driving in a pair.

Men's lacrosse
LYNCHBURG -- Host Randolph College staved off a late Shenandoah rally to down the Hornets 10-9 in ODAC men's lacrosse action Saturday evening.

The WildCats (3-5, 1-1 ODAC) won their first-ever ODAC contest on a Jon O'Hara unassisted goal with 3:43 remaining.

Randolph needed O'Hara's tally as SU (5-3, 0-2) roared back from a 9-3 halftime deficit to tie the contest at 9-9 with 8:37 remaining.

Shenandoah had held the 'Cats scoreless from the 6:02 mark of the second (also on an O'Hara goal) until the hosts got the game-winner in the waning moments.

Freshman Matt Justice figured in four of the six SU goals that tied the game.

After senior Bryan Pope scored the only goal of the third with an unassisted tally at 2:24, Justice fed Colin Fowler nine seconds into the fourth to make the score 9-5.

Fowler scored again 16 seconds later, this time off of a Scotty Sweigart assist, before Justice had a natural hat trick with goals at 13:47, 9:21 and 8:37.

The game was virtually even, with RC outshooting SU 41-39 and the Hornets winning 12 of 22 faceoffs. The two teams each had 14 saves and committed 18 turnovers.

Shenandoah did have a 44-34 advantage in groundballs.

The Hornets host Hampden-Sydney on Saturday at 1:30 in another ODAC contest.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Host Virginia Wesleyan kept its ODAC softball record perfect on the season with a pair of victories over Shenandoah Saturday afternoon.

The Marlins (18-4, 6-0 ODAC) erased a 1-0 deficit early in the opener to down the Hornets 5-1 and then were 8-3 winners in the nightcap.

Junior Stephanie Cameron (10-3) took the game one loss for SU (15-11, 5-5). She had five strikeouts and allowed five runs on six hits and one walk.

Morgan Coble and Emily Wilson had the lone hits for the visitors in the opener.

In game two, senior Lauren McCabe had a two-run double in the fourth and freshman Kimberly Brady was 3 for 3 with two doubles and a single.

Senior Jordan Wolford (0-2), the third of three pitchers for the Hornets, took the loss.

Wolford gave up two runs on three hits in one inning of work.

Brittany Guepe had the remaining hit for coach Marlena Kotynski's club.

Shenandoah is off until traveling to Bridgewater on Friday for an ODAC doubleheader beginning at noon.

LEXINGTON -- The Shenandoah University track & field teams wrapped up two days at the W&L/VMI Track & Field Carnival with a number of solid performances.

Freshman Nicole Legare led off the day with a 53-second personal best in the 5000 meters with a time of 20:49.72.

Breana Hagwood and Jaclyn Mohlmann were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 100 meter high hurdles with times of 15.70 and 15.78 seconds.

Finally, senior Amanda Theall was second overall, and the top DIII finisher, in the shot put at 11.62 meters.

Both teams are back in action next weekend at the Commonwealth Duals hosted by Christopher Newport University.

Men's tennis
LEXINGTON -- No. 23 Washington and Lee kept Shenandoah University from earning its first-ever ODAC men's tennis victory with an 8-1 win Saturday morning.

The Generals (10-3, 8-0 ODAC) took a 3-0 lead following the doubles and then won the five contested singles matches in straight sets over SU (3-6, 0-5).

Freshman Jeremy Parel saved the Hornets from a shutout with a 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6) victory over Brian Krouskos at No. 3.

SU is back on the courts next Saturday against Hampden-Sydney.

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