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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - No. 25/25 Shenandoah University completed its regular season baseball slate by Sunday splitting a non-league doubleheader at Farmingdale (N.Y.) State.
The Hornets (27-10) came back to win game two 5-3 after FSC (24-10) was a 3-2 victor in the opener.
Shenandoah took a game two lead it would not relinquish with two runs in the second and single runs in fourth and fifth.
Corbin Lucas, Dan Powers and Andrew Creamer all had two hits in the win with Powers, Lew Johnson and Michael Paul driving in runs.
In the ninth, Paul had his RBI when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Ricky Pardo and Lew Johnson drew a pair of walks before Lucas singled to center to bring Paul to the plate. The sophomore was then hit by a pitch to force home the final run of the game.
The Rams loaded the bases in the ninth, but freshman closer Cameron Lundmark struck out Terrence Bohonan looking on four pitches to close out the contest.
Freshman Billy Arens (5-1) was credited with the win. He allowed one run on four hits in 3.0 innings of work.
Shenandoah was held to four hits in the opener, including two from Lucas.
Senior Nick McMahon (3-4) took the loss in that contest, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings of work.
Nick Beall had the squad's lone RBI in game one. He drove in Daniel Freshley with a groundout in the seventh.
SU opens up its first-ever ODAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed on Thursday at 6 p.m. against fourth-seeded Washington and Lee. This game will be the final one of the initial day of competition at Lynchburg City Stadium.
Track and field
LEXINGTON - Shenandoah University completed its second-ever participation in the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field championships Saturday with a fifth place performance for the women and an eighth place showing by the men.
Senior Amanda Theall highlighted the women's showing by winning the discus throw with a toss of 37.03 meters.
On Friday, in the opening day of the competition, Theall was third in the shot put and sixth in the hammer throw.
Breana Hagwood and Jaclyn Mohlmann went second and third, respectively, in the 100 meter high hurdles for the Hornets other top finish on the women's side.
The SU women, with 33.5 points, finished 3.5 points in front of Eastern Mennonite for the fifth spot.
Roanoke won the event with 178.5 points.
The Shenandoah men finished 7.3333 points behind seventh place Roanoke.
Junior Evan Griffin was third in the discus and sixth in the javelin on Saturday to give him two more All-ODAC performances.
The men's 4 x 100 meter relay team of Charles Basil, Isaiah Groomes, David Johnson and Henry Howell had the remaining All-ODAC performance by finishing fifth in that event.
Mohlmann, along with Theall, will be participating in the Penn Relays this coming week. Mohlmann will compete in the heptathlon and Theall the shot put.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team clinched the second seed at the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a 15-6 victory at Virginia Wesleyan Saturday afternoon.
The victory means that the Hornets (11-4, 8-2 ODAC) have earned a bye into the tournament semi-finals.
SU will host the winner of the No. 3 vs No. 6 game on Saturday, April 27 at a time to be announced.
The tournament championship will be on Saturday, May 4 on the campus of the highest-seed remaining in the tourney.
Against the Marlins (4-12, 3-7), coach Lindsey Lutz' club scored the opening eight goals of the game to seize total of the contest. Senior Amy Rollins had three of these goals, including the one at 18:51 that proved to be the game-winner.
Rollins' classmate, Corrinne Kosmowski, added two goals in this opening spurt.
After VWC tallied for the initial time, at 6:48, Shenandoah sandwiched a 4-0 run around the halftime break to lead 12-1 with 22:53 remaining.
The lead reached 11 goals on one more occasion, with 47 seconds remaining, before the Marlins scored the game's last two goals to provide the final margin.
The Hornets outshot their hosts 30-24, had a 26-21 advantage in groundballs and earned 14 of 23 draw controls.
Shenandoah goalie Ashley Cross made 12 saves.
Sophomore Samantha Sisson had a team-high six points on two goals and four assists while Rollins had four goals and Kosmowski three.
Junior Samantha Donaghy had three goals and one assist.
WINCHESTER -- The Shenandoah University softball team completed its initial ODAC slate Saturday afternoon by sweeping a pair of from visiting Guilford College.
The Hornets (22-16, 10-10 ODAC) won 5-1 in the opener before holding on for a 9-8 victory in the nightcap.
The two wins clinches at least the sixth seed for Shenandoah at the upcoming conference tournament. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament begins on Friday at the Moyer Complex in Salem.
Guilford (18-18, 4-14) nearly came all the way back from a 9-0 deficit in game two, but SU senior Jordan Wolford posted her first save of the season by recording the final four outs of the game.
Wolford got a strikeout to end the threat in the sixth and then induced two groundouts and a popout in the seventh to preserve the victory for freshman Megan Tripp (8-6).
Tripp allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings of action.
Shenandoah jumped out to that nine-run lead with five runs in the second and four in the third.
Brittany Guepe had three hits and Kimberly Brady, Lauren McCabe and Emily Wilson added two each in the win.
Junior Stephanie Cameron (14-5) was dominant in game one, striking out 11 in 6 1/3 to keep the Hornets in total control.
Cameron struck out the side in both the first and fourth.
She was provided with all of the offense she would need with three runs in the first before the squad added two more in the fifth.
Brady was 3 for 4 and both Morgan Coble and Heather Sink had two hits in the opener.
Erica Kondzielawa had the game-winning RBI with a two-run double in the first that plated Brady and Denise Mitchell.
Kotynski's squad completes its regular season on Tuesday with a non-league doubleheader against Catholic.
WINCHESTER - Visiting Guilford College earned its third ODAC men's lacrosse victory of the season with a 19-6 win over host Shenandoah Saturday afternoon.
Shenandoah (5-9, 0-7 ODAC) scored two of the first three goals of the game, by Sean Ohlhaver and Matt Justice at 13:41 and 11:08, respectively, but Guilford (8-7, 3-5) had an answer.
The Quakers scored five straight from the 3:54 mark of the first until Justice tallied 66 seconds before halftime to take a lead they would not relinquish.
Coming out of the halftime locker room with 6-3 lead, GC erased all doubt by scoring the first seven goals of the second half.
Justice, off of a Nick Rondeau assist, finally snapped the run with a goal at 1:18.
Guilford then closed out the contest by scoring five of seven fourth quarter goals.
Justice paced the Hornets with four goals while Ohlhaver added two goals and an assist.
The Quakers had 14 different men register at least one point with Adam Fiore, Chase Clausen and Nick Mann all posting hat tricks.
GC outshot SU 49-28, had a 55-33 advantage in groundballs and won 18 of 28 faceoffs.
Hornet goalies Tyler Quinn and Brett Holmes combined for 17 saves.
SU hosts Washington and Lee on Wednesday at 7 in its penultimate game of the season.