SU roundup: Hornets shut out Bridgewater in women’s soccer

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BRIDGEWATER — The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team took a major step forward to clinching an Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament berth with a 1-0 win at Bridgewater on Wednesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (7-5-1, 5-1-1 ODAC) made a Danielle Burris goal in the seventh minute stand up in the win over Bridgewater (7-5, 4-2).

Burris lofted a curving shot with her left foot that went off of Eagles keeper Taylor Riley’s hand and into the right panel.

Sophomore Erin Septer made four of her five saves in the second half to post her second solo shutout of the season.

Septer also has two shared shutouts.

SU outshot the Eagles 11-10, with BC taking six of the game’s nine corner kicks.

The one-goal victory for Shenandoah continues a string of close games between the two schools. SU and Bridgewater have tied in each of the last three meetings in Winchester (2008, 2010, 2012) while Shenandoah has taken two of three one-goal contests in the last three games in Bridgewater (2009, 2011, 2013).

The Hornets remain in third place in the 13-team league with the victory. The top eight teams make the post-season tournament, with seeds one through four hosting in the opening round.

Shenandoah hosts Guilford on Saturday in a 1 p.m. ODAC contest.

Men’s soccer

Washington & Lee 3, Shenandoah 0

LEXINGTON — Host Washington and Lee kept its unbeaten ODAC men’s soccer record intact Wednesday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Shenandoah.

The Generals (6-0-5, 4-0-2 ODAC), who are also ranked 10th in the South Atlantic Region, scored two of their three goals in the first half to dispatch SU (0-12, 0-5).

Zach Colby had the game-winner for W&L, tallying unassisted in the 14th minute, before Zach Clarke scored in the 30th and 60th minutes to provide the final margin of victory.

Washington & Lee had 28-5 and 13-2 advantages in shots and corners, respectively.

Rodrigo Casteriana had five of his six saves in the first half for the Hornets.

Shenandoah continues this road trip on Saturday with a 5 p.m. game at Emory and Henry.