SU roundup: Hornets notch volleyball win

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ALTOONA, Pa. – The Shenandoah University volleyball team returned to its winning ways Tuesday evening with a 3-0 non-league sweep over Penn State-Altoona.

Shenandoah (7-2) won at 17, 21 and 18 over the Lions (1-9).

Senior Rachel Gross and freshman Elizabeth Lamont both had 10 kills to lead the offense with junior Allie Pieper adding eight.

Rachel Cerretani had 30 assists to support the offense.

Defensively, the Hornets had 71 digs on the night including a match-high 21 by freshman Brandi Griffith.

Lamont and Gross both recorded double-doubles on the evening by posting 15 and 11 digs, respectively.

Cerretani rounded out her evening with 13 digs.

Coach Jaime Terenzi’s club hosts Guilford and Messiah on Saturday in a tri-match beginning at 11 a.m.

Field hockey

WINCHESTER — Shenandoah saw its two-match field hockey winning streak snapped Tuesday afternoon with a 4-2 non-league home loss to McDaniel.

The Green Terror (2-2) scored three of their goals in the first half to take a lead over Shenandoah (2-2) that they would not relinquish.

Senior Ashley Cross got the Hornets on the board in the 44th minute when she finished off a Presha Merritt feed, but SU could get no closer as McDaniel answered back in 59th minute.

Cross closed out the day’s scoring with an unassisted goal at 66:04.

Gabrielle Yore paced the victors with three goals.

McDaniel outshot Shenandoah 15-8 while the two teams split 12 penalty corners.

SU keeper Jenna Rampale had four saves.

The Hornets go on the road on Thursday for a 4 p.m. non-league game at St. Mary’s of Maryland.


WINCHESTER — Shenandoah Head Baseball Coach Kevin Anderson announced Tuesday that assistant baseball coach David Jenkins has resigned.

Jenkins, who played four years for Anderson as an undergrad after playing for the Hornets skipper when Anderson was the head baseball and football coach at Warren County High School, is leaving his alma mater to become the head baseball coach at Sewanee (University of the South).

In six years as one of Anderson’s assistants, Jenkins has been a part of a staff that has seen SU post a 204-63 overall record (.764), make five NCAA Tournament appearances and two trips to the National Championships in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Shenandoah also won one USA South Conference regular-season championship, one USA South Tournament championship and has played in its league tournament championship contest in five of his six seasons on staff.

“I want to congratulate ‘Jenks’ for being named as the head baseball coach at Sewanee,” Anderson stated in a news release. “He has matured into an excellent baseball coach and I know he is going to do a great job with that program.

“He was great for us and this is the next step in his career.”

As a player at SU, Jenkins was a four-year starter for the Hornets and earned All-USA South honors three times in his career. He finished his career as the all-time leader in games played and games started and is still No. 3 on the all-time games started list.

“I want to thank everyone at Shenandoah, especially coach Anderson,” said Jenkins. “Coach A has done so much to prepare me to be a head coach and I will forever be thankful.

“I can’t wait to get started on this next step in my career.”