SU roundup: Hornets win thriller in women’s soccer

Daily Staff Reports –

SALEM – The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team extended its ODAC unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-0 double overtime win at Roanoke Saturday afternoon.

Senior Courtney Stull got the golden goal for the Hornets (5-4-1, 2-0-1 ODAC) with her tally 15 seconds into the second extra session.

Freshman Jennifer Nguyen set up Stull for the game winner.

Stull’s shot was just the sixth of the game for SU and was the only shot taken in overtime by either team.

The Shenandoah defense was stout all day, holding Roanoke (2-6-1, 0-3) to seven shots with only two of those on frame.

Freshman goalkeeper Erin Septer made both of those saves to post her third consecutive shutout. She has not allowed a goal in the past 279:09 of game time.

The two teams split four corner kicks with each getting two corners in the first and second halves.

SU is on the road on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. ODAC contest at Eastern Mennonite.

Men’s soccer
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY – Host Hampden-Sydney used a strong second half to key a 4-0 ODAC men’s soccer victory over Shenandoah Saturday night.

The Tigers (4-3-1, 1-1 ODAC) scored three of their four goals after the break to pull away from Shenandoah (0-9, 0-2).

Bryan Talbert scored what proved to be the game-winning goal by converting a penalty kick in the 40th minute.

H-SC then scored goals in the 49th, 54th and 73rd minutes to provide the final margin of victory.

The Tigers outshot SU 25-4, including 13-1 in the first half.

The victors also owned a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Hornets keeper Rodrigo Casteriana had eight saves in the losing effort.

Shenandoah is back home on Wednesday evening with a 7 p.m. ODAC contest against Roanoke.

Cross country
SALISBURY, Md. – Senior Ryan Taylor led the Shenandoah University cross country teams Saturday at the 25th Annual Don Cathcart Invitational hosted by Salisbury University.

Taylor was fourth overall, and second among Division III runners, in the 8000 meter men’s event with a 25:33.10.

Taylor’s performance, the fastest 8000 meter race in program history, helped the SU men to a tenth place finish.

The 25:33.10 bests the previous top time, by Taylor in 2010, by nearly 11 seconds.

In the women’s race, all six runners registered new personal bests over the 6000 meter Winter Place Park course.

Freshman Liz Paras led this group with a 24:20 that was good for 28th overall.

Paras, in just her second collegiate race, bested teammate Nicole Legare by 3.3 seconds for that 28th place position.

Emily Cobb was 57th, Shelby Shrader 68th and Rachel Coffin 76th to round out the scoring runners.

Mary Claire Miller was 79th to round out the squad.

The Hornet women were eighth of 14 teams in the event.

Both teams are off for the next two weeks and return to action on October 19 at Christopher Newport University. The Captains will host this race at Lee Hall Mansion, the same course that the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals will be competed on in November.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Shenandoah University volleyball team completed its week by splitting a tri-match at Guilford College Saturday.

SU (8-9, 2-3 ODAC) opened the day with a 3-0 ODAC sweep of the host Quakers (6-9, 2-3) before being swept in a non-league match against Piedmont.

Shenandoah won at 21 and 16 in the opening two sets before outlasting GC 32-30 in the decisive third set of the opening match.

Junior Ashleigh Tanis had the match-clinching point for the Hornets on a kill off of a Jasmine Callahan set.

Two of Tanis’ classmates, Samantha Schambach and Rachel Gross, paced SU with 10 kills each while senior Haley Smith added eight.

Tanis’ final kill was her eighth of the match.

Callahan had a match-high 30 assists with Taylor Anderson contributing a match-high 17 digs.

Gross, on the strength of 10 digs, had a double-double.

Piedmont (14-1) won a 19, 15 and 21 in the Hornets second match of the day.

Gross again led the offense, this time with nine kills, while Callahan had five to go along with a match-high 24 assists.

Senior Katy Griffith, who had 13 digs against Guilford, had a team-high 11 versus Piedmont.

Coach Jaime Terenzi’s squad continues ODAC play with a 7 p.m. home match Wednesday against Washington and Lee.