SU roundup: Hornets top Eagles in women’s lacrosse

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WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse team earned its second straight win with a 10-8 ODAC victory over Bridgewater on Wednesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (6-6, 3-2 ODAC) led 6-3 at the break but needed a rally as Bridgewater (4-8, 1-4) stormed back in the second half.

The Eagles scored the initial four goals of the second half, turning that three-goal deficit into a 7-6 with 21:36 to play.

Just less than six minutes later, freshman Becky Bove finished off a fastbreak by taking a feed from senior Samantha Donaghy and ripping her high shot past BC keeper Rachel Gruber to knot the contest at 7-7.

At 13:10, junior Liz Bereit converted her second free position shot of the game to put the Hornets back on top to stay.

The goal was also Bereit’s third of the game.

Shenandoah added insurance goals at 12:39 and 8:55 before BC closed out the game on a Jesse Colligan free position goal as time expired.

Senior Samantha Sisson led all players with four goals and one assist with Donaghy adding two goals and two assists.

Ashley Cross had 12 saves, including eight in the first half, to preserve the victory.

SU held advantages of 23-22 in shots and 13-8 in groundballs while the Eagles took 11 of 19 draw controls.

Shenandoah is on the road on Saturday at Roanoke in a 5 p.m. ODAC contest.

Men’s lacrosse
WINCHESTER – Visiting Roanoke College pulled away with a strong third quarter on its way to a 15-4 ODAC men’s lacrosse victory over Shenandoah Wednesday night on the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium turf.

Roanoke (9-4, 5-1 ODAC) scored seven of eight goals in the third period to end any SU (5-8, 1-4) thoughts of an upset.

The Maroons took a 6-2 lead at the break thanks to a four-goal first quarter – RC scored the first three goals of the game before junior Eric Hobby put the Hornets on the board with his first goal of the season at 5:49.

Freshman Drew Brooks scored the initial goal of the second, tallying off of a Matt Petrie assist at 13:56, but this would be the hosts’ final tally of the first half.

Shenandoah was held off the board until Brooks scored an EMO goal at 7:47 of the third – in this time, Roanoke scored six unanswered to take a commanding 10-2 lead.

SU would get no closer than seven goals the rest of the way.

Freshman Stephen LaTona closed out the hosts’ scoring with a goal off of a Frank Tejera assist with 10:17 remaining in the contest.

Roanoke outshot the Hornets 53-38, had a 40-25 advantage in groundballs and won 14 of 22 faceoffs.

The Maroons were successful on their first 20 clears before finishing the evening 20 of 23.

Shenandoah goalie Ben Judy had 18 saves.

The Hornets travel to Hampden-Sydney Saturday for a 1 p.m. ODAC contest.