SU roundup: Hornets pick up first ODAC volleyball win
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ROANOKE – Shenandoah University earned its first ODAC volleyball victory of the season with a 3-1 win Tuesday night at Hollins.
Shenandoah (7-8, 1-3 ODAC) won the opening two sets at 18 and 23 before Hollins (2-12, 1-4) cut the deficit in half with a 25-23 victory in the third.
Coach Jaime Terenzi’s club then closed out the match with a 25-20 triumph in the fourth.
Senior Haley Smith paced SU to the victory by posting a team-high 14 kills with junior Rachel Gross adding 11.
Shenandoah hit .226 for the match, including .281 in both the first and fourth sets.
Jasmine Callahan had a match-high 36 assists with Taylor Anderson anchoring the defense with 22 digs.
Samantha Schamnbach had 15 digs and Katy Griffith 13 to back up Anderson.
Lauren Hays had a match-high 15 kills for HU.
SU continues ODAC play with a Saturday match at Guilford. The Hornets face Piedmont in addition to the host Quakers in the tri-match.
WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University fell 3-0 to Dickinson College Tuesday night in the Hornets final non-conference field hockey contest before ODAC play starts on Friday.
Shenandoah (4-5) faced a strong offensive effort from Dickinson (5-2) in the contest as the Red Devils took 24 of the game’s 29 shots.
DC took all 16 shots in the first half as it took a 2-0 lead into the break.
Alyssa Stillwell scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 23rd minute when she deflected an outside shot from Maddie Groves into the top of the net.
Only an 11-save first half effort by Hornets goalkeeper Sarah Clare kept the game within reach.
Clare finished the game with 14 saves.
SU was able to put more offensive pressure on Dickinson in the final 35 minutes, taking five shots to the Red Devils eight, and forced DC keeper Katy Schlechtweg into making three saves.
Dickinson also had a 15-1 advantage in penalty corners.
Shenandoah opens up ODAC play with a 4:00 home contest Friday against defending champion Lynchburg College.