SU roundup: Hornets sweep volleyball tri-match

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LANCASTER, Pa. — Shenandoah University continued its winning ways in volleyball Wednesday evening by sweeping a tri-match hosted by Lancaster Bible.

The Hornets (4-0) won matches over both Delaware Valley and host Lancaster Bible in impressive fashion.

In the 3-0 win over Delaware Valley (0-3), SU took just 57 minutes to sweep the Aggies at 14, 12 and 16.

Freshman Elizabeth Lamont paced the victors with a match-high nine kills while Blake Parkes and Rachel Gross added eight in support of Lamont.

Gross also had the top performance on defense, posting 10 digs.

Rachel Cerretani fueled the attack, which hit at a .356 clip, with 21 assists.

Lancaster Bible College (1-4) took just 62 minutes as coach Jaime Terenzi’s club won at 17, 17 and 13.

Parkes had 12 of the Hornets 38 kills, with Lamont adding eight and Allie Pieper five.

Cerretani continued her strong start to the 2014 season with 31 of the team’s 38 assists and also chipping in 16 digs.

Brandi Griffith led the match two defense with 18 digs.

Shenandoah travels to Muhlenberg this weekend for the Buttermaker Tournament.

Men’s soccer

FREDERICK, Md. — The Shenandoah men’s soccer team earned its second straight win with a 2-1 non-league victory at Hood College on Wednesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (2-1) scored a goal in each half to dispatch the Blazers (0-2).

Junior Eduardo Santiago gave the Hornets the early lead with an unassisted goal in the seventh minute, and after Hood brought the game back to level 19 minutes into the second, sophomore Nate Long netted the game-winner from the penalty spot with just less than 20 minutes to play.

Freshman Loudon Phillips set up Santiago for that initial goal.

Hood dominated possession, taking 19 of the game’s 24 shots, but SU keeper Matthew Poell was up to the task by turning eight of the nine shots on goal he faced.

The Blazers also had six of nine corners won in the contest.

Shenandoah continues this non-conference run with a 1 p.m. contest at Washington College on Saturday.

Field hockey

WINCHESTER — Shenandoah earned its first field hockey win of the season with a 2-0 non-league victory over Hood College on Wednesday afternoon.

The Hornets (1-1) scored both of their goals in the first half and held Hood (2-1) without a shot to earn the victory.

Sophomore Taylor Little tallied what proved to be the game-winner in the 10th minute before junior Lauren Mills added an insurance goal at 20:23.

Freshman Elizabeth Pardo assisted on Little’s goal while junior Sarah Brock set up Mills on that second tally.

The SU defense was outstanding, allowing freshman goalkeeper Jenna Rampale to record her first collegiate shutout without having to make a save.

Shenandoah took all 29 shots in the game and also owned a 19-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Hood keeper Jessica Sedgwick made 19 saves to keep her squad in it.

The Hornets take to the road this weekend for a 1 p.m. Saturday contest at Washington & Jefferson.

Women’s soccer

WINCHESTER – Visiting Gettysburg College scored a goal in each half to key a 2-0 non-conference women’s soccer victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday night.

The Bullets (2-1), whose only loss is a 1-0 decision to No. 1 William Smith (N.Y.), scored in the 33rd and 52nd minutes to top the Hornets (0-2).

Molly Phillips scored what proved to be the game-winner by redirecting a Meg Castranova corner kick.

SU keeper Erin Septer faced 19 shots on the night but was again solid with 10 saves.

The Bullets also took six of the game’s seven corners.

The Shenandoah women return to action this weekend with a pair of games at the Mary Washington Tournament. Coach Liz Pike’s side plays both Rowan (N.J.) and the Coast Guard Academy in the classic format tournament.