SU roundup: Red-hot Hornets whip WildCats

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LYNCHBURG — The Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse team earned its sixth straight victory Tuesday evening with an 11-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference win at Randolph College.

The Hornets (10-6, 7-2 ODAC) reached the 10-win mark for the fourth consecutive season thanks to the win over Randolph (5-11, 2-7).

SU dominated play, holding possession for most of the night, and only allowed the WildCats seven shots in the contest.

Shenandoah took 20 of 22 shots in the opening stanza on its way to an 8-0 halftime lead.

Senior Samantha Sisson got the scoring started for coach Lindsey Lutz’ club with a goal off of a Samantha Donaghy assist just 50 seconds into the game.

By the time the contest was 10 minutes old, SU had enough offense to clinch the victory.

Six different women registered at least one point with Sisson and Donaghy both registering hat tricks.

Junior Liz Bereit, the current ODAC Player of the Week, had two goals and two assists for four points.

Ashley Cross had four saves and three groundballs to anchor the defensive effort.

SU finished the game with a 26-7 advantage in shots, 19-9 in groundballs and was a perfect for 17 for 17 in clears.

Shenandoah completes its regular season on Saturday with a 1 p.m., ODAC contest at Guilford. This game is also a doubleheader with the SU men, who take on the Quakers at 4 p.m.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Shenandoah baseball team is up another three spots in a pair of national ranking polls released Tuesday morning.

The Hornets, 26-6, move up to the No. 12 position this week in the NCBWA/D3baseball.com poll and to No. 18 in the ABCA poll after winning four of five contests last week.

Coach Kevin Anderson’s club split non-conference contests, winning versus Frostburg State and losing at Elizabethtown before winning three ODAC games over the weekend. SU swept Lynchburg in a Saturday doubleheader and then took out Virginia Wesleyan in a Sunday makeup game.

The Hornets have 330 points in the D3baseball.com poll to find themselves between Rowan (N.J.) and St. Thomas (Minn.).

In the ABCA poll, SU is sandwiched between Salisbury (Md.) and Case Western Reserve (Ohio) with 147 points.

Linfield (Ore.) is the unanimous No. 1 in both polls.

Webster (Mo.) moves up to No. 2 this week, with previous No. 2 UW-Stevens Point falling to No. 5 in D3baseball.com and No. 4 in the ABCA.

Shenandoah is back in action Wednesday afternoon with an ODAC doubleheader at Washington and Lee.