SU roundup: Hornets fall to Gallaudet

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WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University baseball team saw its five-game season opening winning streak come to an end Sunday with 6-0 non-league loss to Gallaudet University.

Shenandoah (5-1) held the Bison (5-3) to just seven hits on the day, but committed two errors that led to a pair of unearned runs for the victors.

Gallaudet took its initial lead with two runs in the fourth, added three more in the sixth and one in the seventh to provide the final margin of victory.

Brandon Holsworth (2-1) scattered eight hits in 7.0 innings to earn the win for GC.

He struck out five and walked two.

John Wilt, JJ McDaniel and Michael Paul all had two hits for the Hornets.

Billy Arens (0-1) took the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits in 5.0 innings.

Arens struck out six.

Cameron Lundmark, who pitched the sixth, had two strikeouts and Michael Scimanico three over the final three innings for SU.

Shenandoah is scheduled to be back in action on Wednesday versus Franklin & Marshall in another non-league contest.

SU was scheduled to play Penn St. – Altoona and Dickinson prior to the F&M game, but both of these contests have been postponed due to the expected storm Sunday night into Monday.

The Dickinson contest will be made up on March 24 while a makeup date for PSU-Altoona has not been announced at this time.

WINCHESTER – Visiting Frostburg State rallied for a rain-shortened 10-4 non-league softball victory over Shenandoah Sunday afternoon.

The game, which was played through a steady rain, was halted in the top of the sixth when the field became unplayable.

The second game of the doubleheader was cancelled.

Shenandoah (1-4) jumped in front 4-0 thanks to a four-run second highlighted by the first career home run from freshman Lindsay Corbin.

Corbin led off the SU second with a solo shot to center.

Pitcher Megan Tripp (1-2) followed with an RBI single to score Erica Kondzielawa and later scored an unearned run to complete the inning.

Brittany Guepe, who reached on a single through the left side, scored the Hornets remaining run in the frame.

Frostburg (1-2) answered with four runs in the fourth before taking the lead for good on a single run in the fifth.

Allison Williams brought Hannah Tavik home with the winning run on a fielder’s choice. Tavik had reached on a single up the middle.

Tavik (1-1) earned the win after giving up the four runs (two earned) on four hits and five walks in 5.0 innings.

She struck out two.

Tripp allowed her 10 runs (seven earned) on eight hits and eight walks while striking out two.

Guepe had two hits for the hosts.

Shenandoah is back in action on Thursday with a non-league contest against Messiah.

Track and field

HAMPTON – The Shenandoah University men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams completed their seasons Sunday with a pair of seventh place finishes at the ODAC Championships.

The SU women scored 18 points in their meet to finish seventh with the men’s 14 points good enough for the same finish in their championship.

Bridgewater won the women’s championship and Lynchburg the men’s.

Senior Evan Griffin paced the Hornet men with third place finishes in both the weight throw and the shot put.

Griffin opened with a toss of 14.57 meters in the weight before posting a 14.07 meter throw in the shot put.

Anthony Banks was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 6.58 meters.

On the women’s side, junior Jaclyn Mohlmann earned All-ODAC honors in the high jump, long jump, 60 meter high hurdles and as part of the distance medley relay team.

Mohlmann, along with Nicole Legare, Emily Cobb and Dorothy Earner, was third in the DMR with a 13:20.75.

Mohlmann was second in the high jump (1.54 meters), fourth in the 60-meter high hurdles (9.68 seconds) and fifth in the long jump at 4.99 meters.

Both teams turn right around and begin their outdoor seasons this coming Saturday at Salisbury University.

Women’s lacrosse

WINCHESTER – Visiting Dickinson College scored the final three goals Saturday to rally for a 9-8 non-league women’s lacrosse victory over Shenandoah.

Trailing 8-6, Dickinson (3-0) scored three goals in a span of 3:01 midway through the second half to steal the victory over Shenandoah (0-3).

The Hornets had two chances in the final five minutes but DC keeper JoJo Auerbach came up with a save on both occasions to preserve the victory.

Dickinson then ran out the last two minutes of the clock in its offensive end.

Prior to the three-goal rally, SU had only briefly trailed in the contest.

Senior Samantha Sisson, who finished with a goal and three assists, got the hosts on the board with a free position goal at 27:21.

The Red Devils answered with goals at 23:17 and 22:23 before Shenandoah took the lead with a three-goal run of its own in a span of 1:39.

Samantha Donaghy started the run with free position goal at 17:52 followed by Miranda Rudacille and Becky Bove tallies at 16:31 and 16:13, respectively.

Dickinson, on two Caroline Clancy goals, tied the game at 4-4 heading into the break.

Shenandoah started the second with another three-goal run, with Donaghy scoring twice, before DC ended the game on a 5-1 run.

Junior Liz Bereit had the only SU goal during this spurt.

Dickinson outshot Shenandoah 23-18 and held an 11-8 advantage in draw controls.

The two teams split 32 groundballs.

Ashley Cross had 13 saves in the losing effort.

The Hornets host Frostburg State Wednesday night at 7.

Men’s lacrosse

WINCHESTER The Shenandoah University men’s lacrosse team earned its first overtime victory of the Marshall Era with a 9-8 non-league triumph over Hood College Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah (3-2), which led 6-3 midway through the third quarter, needed to rally for the win as Hood (1-1) roared back into the contest.

The Blazers, who dominated at the faceoff ‘x’, winning 15 of 21 draws on the day, used this possession advantage to sandwich a five-goal run around the third quarter gun to take an 8-6 lead with 9:42 to play.

SU began its comeback with a Drew Brooks tally at 7:47 before junior Aaron Paul knotted the game at 8-8 with an unassisted goal 49 seconds before the end of regulation.

Randolph Clark, who had won 15 of 17 draws to this point for HC, lost the ensuing faceoff to the Hornets’ Tilghman Sanders, but Shenandoah was unable to get off a shot before the end of the fourth.

Hood won the opening faceoff of the sudden victory OT but turned it over its defensive end, setting SU up with possession.

Freshman Frank Tejera found Terrance Mulvey on the right wing and Mulvey ripped a bounce shot past Blazers keeper John Martin for the game winner.

The assist was the third of the game for Tejera.

Brooks had four goals for the victors.

Shenandoah outshot its visitors 36-35 with Hood holding a 32-28 advantage in groundballs.

Ben Judy had 14 saves, including 11 in the first half, to earn the win.

SU hosts another SU, Susquehanna, on Thursday at 4 p.m.