SU roundup: Hornets fall in men’s soccer

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ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – Host St. Mary’s (Md.) scored a pair of late goals to down Shenandoah University on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Seahawk Men’s Soccer Classic.

Matthew Braun knocked home a rebound of his own missed shot in the 74th minute to give SMC (2-2) the decisive goal over the Hornets (0-5).

Another loose rebound, this one in the 83rd minute, provided the ‘Hawks with an insurance tally.

St. Mary’s outshot SU 27-8, including 18-3 in the second half, while the two teams split eight corner kicks.

Shenandoah goalkeeper Rodrigo Casteriana had three saves.

The Hornets are off until opening ODAC play on Saturday with a noon home match against Guilford.

Women’s soccer
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team completed its play at the Capital University Tournament Sunday with a 3-0 loss to the host Crusaders.

CU (2-1-1) got a Hilary Ells goal in the 13th minute to provide all of the offense it would need against Shenandoah (2-3).

The final two goals came in a 52-second span late in the second half. Maura Fortino set up Jamie Murray at 80:16 and 81:08 to secure the victory.

Freshman Erin Septer kept the Hornets in it by making 12 saves, including nine in the first half.

The Crusaders peppered Septer with 21 shots.

SU had 14 shots of its own but Capital keeper Maggie Donnellan had 10 saves in 86:16 to produce the clean sheet.

Capital also had a 7-6 advantage in corners.

Shenandoah is back in action at home on Wednesday night in a non-league contest against Dickinson. Game time is 7 p.m.

Women’s tennis
WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University women’s tennis opened its fall season this weekend by hosting a four-team round-robin invitational.

SU hosted current ODAC rival Bridgewater, former USA South Conference rival Christopher Newport and longtime DIII power Franklin & Marshall in the two-day, round-robin event.

The squads played eight flights of singles and three of doubles with round-robin competition in each flight.

Sophomore and Central grad Molly Barb played the No. 1 singles flight for the Hornets and had a three-set match with with CNU’s Jodi Noland. Barb fell in that match 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5).

She combined with Shannon Allin at the top doubles slot and the duo played identical 8-4 matches with the No. 1 doubles squads from BC, CNU and F&M.

The women are back in action next month at the ODAC Fall Championships.