SU roundup: Bridgewater tops Hornets

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WINCHESTER — Visiting Bridgewater College scored one goal in each half on its way to a 2-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference women’s soccer victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday evening.

The Eagles (12-2, 7-1 ODAC) scored in the 20th and 54th minutes to down the Hornets (5-9-1, 5-4) for the first time in five seasons.

Shenandoah was 2-0-2 against BC dating back to the 2010 campaign and Wednesday’s game was the first since 2007 that was decided by greater than one goal.

Mari Marotta had what proved to be the game-winner in the 20th minute when she knocked home a loose ball directly in front of the SU net.

Hornets keeper Erin Septer had come off of her line to play a ball at the top of the box and fell after colliding with a Bridgewater player as she punched the ball out.

Bridgewater was able to corral this deflection, and after Shenandoah failed to clear the ball out of the six-yard box, Marotta deposited it in the net for the game-winner.

The Eagles outshot SU 16-6 and were awarded seven of the game’s nine corners.

Septer had four saves.

Shenandoah continues this homestand with a 2 p.m. Saturday ODAC contest against Emory and Henry.

Men’s soccer

WINCHESTER — Visiting Washington & Lee scored in the game’s waning moments Wednesday to down Shenandoah 2-1 in ODAC men’s soccer action.

Sam Knapke converted a Cary Carabasi corner kick with 71 seconds to play to push W&L (9-3, 4-3 ODAC) past Shenandoah (4-10, 1-6).

Knapke’s tally closed out a contest that featured the two teams trading goals in a 16-second span early in the second half.

The Generals struck first, scoring at 57:27 before Kevin Koklis redirected an Eduardo Santiago cross at 57:23.

The two teams continued the back-and-forth contest before Knapke was able to net the game-winner at 88:49.

W&L outshot SU 21-10 and took all eight of the corners awarded.

Hornets goalkeeper Matthew Poell kept his side in it with eight saves.

Shenandoah takes to the road Saturday evening for a 6 p.m. game at Guilford.