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SU roundup: Women's soccer advance in ODAC tourney
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WINCHESTER - The Shenandoah University women's soccer team clinched a home game at the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Randolph-Macon in the regular season finale Tuesday afternoon.
Shenandoah (10-7-1, 8-3-1 ODAC) finishes in a tie for fourth in the league with the shutout victory over R-MC (7-10, 5-7).
The Hornets will be the No. 4 seed and face the No. 5 seed (most likely Roanoke or Bridgewater) in a Saturday quarterfinal.
This game is tentatively scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
SU wasted little time in jumping on the Yellow Jackets Tuesday evening, scoring a pair of goals in the opening 12:30.
Senior Courtney Stull, one of eight seniors honored prior to the start of the game, got matters started in the 11th minute when she fed freshman Averi Rosena for the opening goal of the contest.
Less than two minutes later, senior Courtney Boschert made it 2-0 as she corralled a pass from classmate Kirby Talbert, cut back to the middle of the field and around a defender before ripping a shot just under the crossbar from six yards out.
Stull figured in the next goal as well, setting up sophomore Danielle Burris just 46 seconds into the second half.
A pair of freshmen, Alysha McCleaf and Jennifer Nguyen, combined on the final goal with Nguyen knocking it home.
Shenandoah took all 23 shots in the game and had a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Freshman Erin Septer, who played the opening 56:31 of the game, earned the victory.
Macon keepers Elizabeth Blanco and Cecilia Quinonez combined to make 11 saves.
Eastern Mennonite (5-13, 3-8 ODAC) scored just 2:37 in and never looked back against Shenandoah (0-18, 0-11).
The Royals added goals in the 39th, 66th and 78th minutes to provide the final margin of victory.
Jonathan Bush had that game-winner for EMU, blasting a rocket just inside the left post from 15-yards out.
David Hooley, Adam Moyer and James Craig had the other goals for the victors.
Eastern Mennonite had a 13-8 advantage in shots and took eight of the game's 14 corners.
SU keeper Rodrigo Casteriana made three saves, as did EMU starting keeper Andrew Yoder.
Shenandoah (15-14) won at 5, 4 and 10 over the Shock (3-19) and needing just 50 minutes to close out the match.
All 14 SU players in uniform saw action in the match and freshman Rachel Roberts paced the Hornets in the win with a match-high six kills.
Seven other Shenandoah players registered at least one kill each and the Hornets hit a sizzling .611 in the victory.
WAC was held to a -.081 hitting percentage, committing 11 errors against eight kills in 37 attempts.
Freshman Jasmine Callahan was the only player to post double digits in any statistical category. She had 16 assists.
SU completes its regular season on Saturday with a non-league tri-match at Elizabethtown. The Hornets face Cabrini in addition to the host Blue Jays.
Shenandoah maintained its team position with a day two 329 total over the par 70, 6640-yard Sedgefield CC - Dye Course layout.
Greensboro won the 17-team invitational with a 293-304--597 - the Pride downed cross-city rival and tournament host Guilford by nine strokes to take the title.
SU was just one stroke behind fellow ODAC member Roanoke for 13th and bested 15th place Randolph-Macon by four shots.
Sophomore Doc Schulte paced the Hornets with a 78-81--159 that was good for a tie for 48th.
Brennan Lloyd finished tied for 53rd, Cory Hammons tied for 61st and Seth Crean tie for 85th.
Hammons had the squad's low round Tuesday with a 10-over-par 80.
Lloyd carded an 81 and Crean an 87 to round out the team total.
The spring season begins March 9 at the TaylorMade Invitational in Dataw Island, S.C.
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