SU roundup: Hornets stay unbeaten in ODAC volleyball

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WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University kept its Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball record perfect on the season with a 3-0 sweep of Bridgewater College on Friday evening.

The Hornets (9-4, 2-0 ODAC) won at 16, 18 and 15 over the Eagles (4-8, 1-1), needing just 65 minutes to close out the victory.

The closest set was the second, as Bridgewater jumped out to a 6-2 lead and held the advantage until Shenandoah scored five straight points midway through the set to take an 18-15 lead.

Senior Rachel Gross, who had eight kills for the victors, was at the service line for this run.

After closing out the second thanks to a bad Bridgewater set, SU scored the first three points of the third and pulled away at the midpoint of the final.

Gross was again at the service line, finishing a three-point run with a service ace that gave the Hornets a 15-12 lead and forced a Bridgewater time out.

Freshman Kaitlyn Kelley, who had a co-team-high nine kills, finished off the match with two consecutive kills.

Kelley’s classmate, Elizabeth Lamont, matched Kelley with nine kills.

Rachel Cerretani had a match-high 33 assists.

Shenandoah hosts Eastern Mennonite Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

Men’s soccer

WINCHESTER — Visiting Emory and Henry scored the game’s only goal midway through the second half of a 1-0 ODAC men’s soccer victory over Shenandoah on Friday night.

Keith Norris scored unassisted for the Wasps (3-2-1, 1-1 ODAC) in the 74th minute to provide the final margin of victory over Shenandoah (3-5, 0-2).

The Hornets dominated possession, taking seven of the game’s eight shots and winning 10 of 12 corners, but could not find the back of the net.

EHC keeper Didier Grillett made five saves in the win.

Shenandoah is back in action at home on Tuesday in a non-league game against Goucher.