SU roundup: ODAC-leading Generals top Hornets in volleyball

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WINCHESTER — League-leading Washington and Lee University maintained its spot at the top of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball standings with a 3-1 victory Wednesday evening over host Shenandoah.

The Generals (14-3, 5-0 ODAC) won at 15 and 13 in the opening two sets before Shenandoah (8-10, 2-4) was a 25-23 winner in the third.

W&L then clinched the match with a 25-14 victory in fourth.

SU led by by four points on multiple occasions in the third before the Generals used a 7-1 run to take a 20-17 advantage following a Courtney Freudenthal kill.

Shenandoah coach Jaime Terenzi then called time out and her club proceeded to rip off the next five points to take a 22-20 lead.

Senior Haley Smith completed the set with a kill off of a Jasmine Callahan assist.

Smith and Rachel Gross had eight kills each for the hosts with Samantha Schambach contributing 13 digs and Callahan 10.

Callahan also had 22 assists.

M.A. Boles had a match-high 13 kills for W&L.

Shenandoah steps out of conference this Saturday for a tri-match at Frostburg. The Hornets face St. Vincent in addition to the host Bobcats.

Men’s soccer

WINCHESTER — No. 21 Roanoke used a strong second half to key a 4-0 ODAC men’s soccer victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday night on the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium turf.

The Maroons (8-1, 4-0 ODAC) poured in three second-half goals, but it was Marc Dinkel’s tally in the 35th minute that was the game-winner over the Hornets (0-10, 0-3).

Dinkel ripped his 25-yard shot near post on SU keeper Rodrigo Casteriana, who had no chance on the shot.

Casteriana kept his side in it with 11 saves, including eight in the first half.

Roanoke added to its lead with goals in the 63rd, 66th and 82nd minutes.

Roanoke held a 33-2 shot advantage and took 15 of the game’s 16 corner kicks.

Shenandoah is back in action on Friday night at 7 p.m. in a home ODAC contest against Lynchburg.

Field hockey

WINCHESTER — Visiting St. Mary’s (Md.) made a lone first-half goal stand up in a 1-0 non-conference field hockey victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon.

Alli Szymanski backhanded a Carly Todd cross in the seventh minute to tally the lone goal of the game for St. Mary’s (7-2).

Shenandoah (4-7) had numerous excellent chances to score — sophomore Presha Merritt hit the post in the first half and the Hornets had 10 of their 12 penalty corners in the final 35 minutes of play.

The last two of those came with time expired and St. Mary’s was forced to come up with a defensive save on the first one before ending the game when SU pushed the ball over the end line following the second corner.

Seahawks keeper Christy Bishop three of her five saves in the second half.

Shenandoah goalie Sarah Clare had seven of her eight shots in the initial 35 minutes of play.

SU returns to ODAC play on Saturday with a contest at Sweet Briar.