SU roundup: Lloyd wins golf tourney
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HARRISONBURG — Sophomore Brennan Lloyd led Shenandoah University to a sixth place finish at the 2014 Tom Kinder Memorial men’s golf tournament Sunday by winning the tournament by one stroke.
Lloyd shot a five-under-par 139, birdieing the final hole of the tournament to win by one over Kyle Fuller from Randolph-Macon.
Ferrum won the tournament by six strokes over host Bridgewater, posting a 588 over the two-day, 36-hole tournament at Lakeview Golf Club.
SU, with the collective 600 over the 36 holes, finished sixth overall. The Hornets were three strokes from fifth, fourth from a tie for third and just six shots back of runner-up BC.
Lloyd shot a three-under-par 69 on Saturday and two-under 70 in Sunday’s final round earn his first-ever medalist honors.
Doc Schulte had a 75-74–149 and Evan Cocke 75-75–150 to back up Lloyd.
Schulte finished tied for 17th and Cocke tied for 22nd.
The men are back in action this coming Saturday by hosting a two-day invitational at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.
WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University men’s tennis team completed its fall invitational with a number of strong performances Sunday afternoon.
Junior Zach O’Neal continued his strong weekend by winning 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6 singles.
O’Neal finished his weekend with two singles victories.
Kelly Sykes and Matt Hwang combined for a doubles win as the duo was an 8-6 winner at No. 3.
The squad is back in action again September 27-28 at the ITA South-Southeast Regionals.
FREDERICKSBURG – Shenandoah University gave No. 18 Mary Washington all it could handle following a 3-2 non-league field hockey loss Sunday afternoon.
Mary Washington (6-1) won in penalty stroke shootout over the Hornets (2-4).
The Eagles outscored SU 3-2 in the shootout and scored the winning goal on the final shot of the shootout session.
Senior Ashley Cross tied the game at 2-2 in regulation for the Hornets with her goal off of a Lauren Kesler assist in the 68th minute.
Cross’ goal followed freshman Morgan Lingo’s initial tally of the game for SU when she scored unassisted in the 46th minute.
Presha Merritt and Kelani Bailey scored in the shootout session for the Hornets before Cross, Lingo and Tori Finney missed to set UMW up to win it with three conversions.
Mary Washington outshot SU 37-11 and had a 35-5 advantage in penalty corners.
Hornets keeper Jenna Rample played outstanding with a school record 28 saves.
SU is back in action on Saturday in a non-league game at Stevenson.
WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University men’s soccer team opened up its 2014 home schedule in style Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 non-league victory over Penn St. – Altoona.
The Hornets (3-3) sandwiched a pair of Brian Maye goals around one from PSU-A (1-4) in taking a one-goal lead into halftime.
After the Lions tied it at 2-2 midway through the second half, Nate Long netted the game-winner on a penalty kick with 1:04 to play.
Maye opened the day’s scoring as he corralled a long through pass from Jake Keiser, and after dribbling past one defender, found himself with wide open goal as Altoona keeper Jonathan Fudyal had come well off his line.
Maye put the Hornets back on top in the 41st minute by taking advantage of a Lions giveway right on the doorstep. Once Maye earned possession, he again had to only tap the ball into a wide open net.
SU outshot PSU-A 15-6 and took four of the six corner kicks on the day.
Shenandoah is back in action again on Wednesday night in a non-league game at Marymount. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University earned its first women’s soccer victory of the season Saturday afternoon with a 9-0 ODAC shutout victory over Randolph.
Shenandoah (1-4-1, 1-0 ODAC) needed just 4:32 to provide all of the offense it would need against Randolph (2-3, 0-1).
Sophomore Jennifer Nguyen scored the first of her three goals of the game at that point to put the Hornets on top to stay.
Coach Liz Pike’s club added goals in the 27th, 30th, 36th, 52nd, 65th, 75th, 79th and 81st minutes to complete the rout.
SU totally controlled the game, taking 40 of the game’s 41 shots and all six corner kicks.
Seven different women registered at least one point with Nguyen leading the way on seven points via three goals and one assist.
Danielle Burris and Averi Rosena had two goals each.
Nicole Pratt, the second of three keepers to play in the contest, made the only save for the victors.
The Hornets are back in action on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. home game against former USA South Conference rival Christopher Newport.
WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University volleyball team opened up its 2014 ODAC slate Saturday morning with a 3-0 sweep of Guilford College.
Shenandoah (8-3, 1-0 ODAC) was a 26-24, 25-15, 25-17 victor over Guilford (3-3, 0-1).
SU then completed its day by dropping a 3-1 non-league decision to Messiah (8-2).
The Quakers actually led for most of the first set before Shenandoah rallied for the win in the opening match of the day.
Trailing 13-7, the Hornets scored three straight points to get back into it before GC extended its lead back to five at 16-11 following a Michaela Wall kill.
Coach Jaime Terenzi used her first time-out at this point and her club responded by scoring six of the game’s next seven points to knot matters at 17-17.
Junior Blake Parkes had the final point on this run with a service ace.
The two teams were then tied at 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 before an Elizabeth Lamont kill followed by another Parkes ace clinched the set one win for the hosts.
henandoah did trail at all in the second and thanks to a 5-0 run early in the third, coasted home to the victory.
Parkes had nine kills for the Hornets with Allie Pieper adding eight.
Rachel Cerretani had 26 of the squad’s 34 assists.
Against Messiah, the Hornets and Falcons traded wins at 19 in the opening two sets before MC clinched the victory with wins at 18 in the third and fourth.
Senior Rachel Gross had a match-high 14 kills for the hosts and Brandi Griffith added 12 digs.
SU is back in action on Wednesday at 7 p.m.