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SU roundup: Hornets finish 13th in Roanoke Invitational

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SALEM -- The Shenandoah University completed its final tuneup before the ODAC Championships with a collective 336 Sunday afternoon on day two of the Roanoke Invitational.

Shenandoah finished 13th in the field, six strokes in front of fellow ODAC member Eastern Mennonite. The Hornets were three shots back of 12th place Virginia Wesleyan.

Bluefield State won the tournament by one stroke over Hampden-Sydney.

Sophomore Wes Licklider paced SU over the Redbud and Dogwood nines at Roanoke Country Club with a nine-over-par 80. He was tied for 37th overall.

Cory Hammons had an 84 with both Zach Ramey and Erik Hale posting 86 to round out the Hornets total.

Alex Tolley had a 94 that did not count toward the team total.

The two nines made up a par-71, 6504-yard course.

Shenandoah is now off until participating in its first-ever ODAC Championships at Bay Creek GC in Cape Charles from April 21-23.

Men's tennis
TOWSON, Md. - Host Goucher College sent Shenandoah University down to its second men's tennis defeat of the weekend with a 6-3 non-league victory Sunday afternoon.

Down two players heading into the match, Shenandoah (3-9) found itself in a 3-0 hole that Goucher (4-10) used to secure the victory.

The two teams split the remaining six matches with the Hornets winning at Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles.

Steven Baker was a 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) winner at No. 2, Zach O'Neal 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 and Will Leach 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4.

Baker also had a close match at No. 1 doubles, where he and Michael Milanov fell 8-6 to Seth Hoesman and David Spivey.

The men host Bridgewater on Wednesday in a 4:00 ODAC matchup.

EMORY -- Shenandoah University posted its second ODAC baseball doubleheader sweep of the season Saturday afternoon with a pair of close victories at Emory and Henry.

The No. 18/22 Hornets (18-7, 10-6 ODAC) opened with a 7-5 victory before completing the sweep over the Wasps (8-18, 3-9) with a 4-3 win in the nightcap.

Game one was a back-and-forth battle as SU had leads of 1-0 and 3-1 only to see E&H tie it each time.

The Wasps then scored twice in the fifth to take a 5-3 lead.

Shenandoah then battled back in the seventh as junior Dan Powers hit a three-run dinger down the left field line to put the Hornets in front for good.

Powers completed his strong start to the day with a solo HR in the ninth.

Freshman Michael Scimanico (4-0), who came on for classmate Phillip Morse in the fourth, earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of relief work.

Scimanico allowed two runs on four hits and five walks before another freshman, Cameron Lundmark, got the final five outs to earn the save.

Morse and Lundmark both struck out three and Scimanico four.

The save would be one of two that Lundmark had on the day, as he recorded the final five outs of game two to make a winner of classmate Eric Liskey (2-0).

Liskey worked the first 5.0 innings, Darrel Thompson the next 2 1/3 and then Lundmark the final 1 2/3.

With the tying run on third in the ninth, Lundmark had two punchouts to end it.

John Wilt and Michael Paul, who had a home run in the opener, both had two hits in game two.

Paul, Daniel Freshley, Garrett Wooddell and J.J. McDaniel drove in the Hornets runs.

McDaniel had what proved to be the game-winning RBI on a solo HR in the seventh.

Shenandoah is back in action on Tuesday in a non-league game at Messiah.

Track and field
LYNCHBURG -- Senior Jaclyn Mohlmann led the track & field team Saturday on day two of the Liberty Intercollegiate Invitational.

Mohlmann, participating in her first-ever heptathlon, finished fifth in the event with 3987 points.

Mohlmann was the top Division III finisher in the event.

On day two, she was 11th in the long jump, fourth in the javelin and second in the 800 meter run.

Her total is the 14th best in the nation this season for DIII.

Senior Amanda Theall posted an 11th place finish in the discus (tops in DIII) with a toss of 33.59 meters.

Junior Dorothy Earner paced the distance runners with an 11th place showing in the 5000 meters.

Breana Hagwood was eighth in the 100 meter hurdles.

On the men's side, junior Charles Basil was 19th in the 400 meter dash.

Both teams are now off until participating in the ODAC Outdoor Championships April 19-20 at Washington and Lee University.

Women's lacrosse
SWEET BRIAR -- The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team completed another undefeated week with an 11-5 ODAC win at Sweet Briar Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets (9-2, 6-0 ODAC) maintained their spot atop the ODAC standings with the six-goal win over Sweet Briar (6-7, 0-6).

Senior Corrinne Kosmowski gave SU a lead it would not relinquish with a goal off of an Evie Gaffney assist 1:50 into the contest and thanks to two Liz Bereit goals in a 30-second span, had a comfortable margin the rest of the way.

The Vixens would cut their deficit to two goals on two different occasions, the last with 10:31 to play in the first, before Shenandoah pulled away on the strength of a 5-0 run that sandwiched halftime.

Coach Lindsey Lutz' club led 7-2 at the break and then scored the initial two goals of the second to take a 9-2 lead with 19:33 remaining.

Bereit capped the run with a free position goal.

After SBC made it 9-5 with goals at 15:10 and 8:11, Mary Kogler tallied at 3:55 and 1:20 to provide the final margin of victory.

Senior Amy Rollins had a game-high four goals with Bereit contributing a game-high five points on three goals and two assists.

Shenandoah outshot its hosts 28-15 and had a 13-9 advantage in groundballs.

The two teams split 18 draws.

SU goalies Ashley Cross and Bonnie Giovannetti made a combined four saves. Giovannetti had three of those stops in playing the final 30 minutes.

The Hornets host Randolph on Wednesday at 7:00 in another ODAC contest.

SALEM -- No. 16 Roanoke College continued its winning ways with a ODAC doubleheader sweep over Shenandoah University Saturday afternoon at the Moyer Complex.

The Maroons (20-5, 8-0 ODAC) completed the sweep by winning game two 3-2 after emerging victorious 8-6 in the opener.

Shenandoah (16-14, 6-8) stranded the tying run at third base in the nightcap.

SU was held to four hits in game two, one each by Kimberly Brady, Heather Sink, Lauren McCabe and Lizzy Martin.

Brady drove in a run with a solo shot in the fourth.

Freshman Megan Tripp (5-5) took the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings.

The Hornets had a 5-1 lead in the opener thanks to three runs in the first and two more in the second only to see RC rally with a six-spot in the fourth.

The two teams split 20 hits in game one with Brittany Guepe, Denise Mitchell and Brady all getting two each.

Morgan Coble finished with a pair of RBI - she had a two-run single in the second.

Amanda Litwin (0-3), who came on in relief of Stephanie Cameron in the middle of that fourth-inning rally, took the loss. She gave up two runs on three hits and one walk in 1.0 innings of work.

Shenandoah travels to Stevenson on Wednesday for a non-league doubleheader.

Men's lacrosse
WINCHESTER -- Visiting Randolph-Macon used a strong start Saturday to key a 20-13 ODAC men's lacrosse victory over Shenandoah.

The Yellow Jackets (5-7, 1-3 ODAC) scored the initial six goals of the game to take a lead they would not relinquish over Shenandoah (5-6, 0-5).

Senior Bryan Pope finally got the Hornets on the goal with an unassisted goal at the 1:29 mark of the first, but the damage was done.

SU would get not closer than five goals the rest of the way.

Freshman Nick Rondeau brought the hosts to within five, at 8-3, with an unassisted goal at 11:03 of the second.

Macon then completed the half with a 4-1 run.

Sean Ohlhaver had the lone Shenandoah goal in this span, scoring unassisted at 5:23.

A 3-1 SU run to start the second half brought coach Mike Kruger's club to another five goal deficit only to see R-MC tally four times in the final 3:37 of the stanza to increase its advantage to 16-7 as the fourth period started.

The Hornets completed the game by scoring six of the game's 10 goals.

Pope and Ohlhaver both had two goals during this run.

Pope led the hosts with four goals, Ohlhaver had three and both Rondeau and Colin Fowler two each.

The Yellow Jackets outshot SU 44-35, had a 49-36 advantage in groundballs and won 24 of 36 faceoffs.

SU goalkeepers Brett Holmes and Tyler Quinn combined to make nine saves.

Shenandoah is back in action on the road on Wednesday at Marymount in a non-league game.

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