SU roundup: Hornets lose double OT women’s soccer decision

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WINCHESTER — Visiting Washington and Lee made the most of its final opportunity in a 1-0 double overtime Old Dominion Athletic Conference women’s soccer victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday evening.

Tricia Jessee scored in the 106th minute to give W&L (8-0-1, 6-0 ODAC) the golden goal victory over SU (3-7-2, 3-2).

The Generals, who owned a 17-7 shot advantage in the game, appeared to have an excellent opportunity to win it in regulation when Shenandoah was called for a handball in the box during a scrum in front of Hornets keeper Erin Septer.

Hollis Tardy took the try for W&L, but came up empty as she clanged her shot off the left post.

The Generals had one more opportunity in regulation, but Septer was there for the fifth of six saves she had on the evening.

Although the Hornets were held to seven shots on the night, with two of those on-frame, SU had the majority of scoring opportunities.

Shenandoah was denied by W&L keeper Addie Healy on two occasions and missed three shots just wide of the net.

The Hornets take to the road this Saturday for a 2 p.m. ODAC contest at Lynchburg.

Field hockey

ASHLAND — The Shenandoah field hockey team ran its winning streak to four games with a 4-3 ODAC victory over Randolph-Macon on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Ashley Cross, the reigning ODAC Player of the Year, scored three goals to push Shenandoah (6-4, 2-0 ODAC) past Macon (2-7, 1-1).

Cross opened the game’s scoring with an unassisted tally in the 10th minute and closed out the day’s scoring by converting a Taylor Little feed with 7:25 remaining.

In between, she and Little each scored one goal to provide the Hornets with enough offense outlast the Yellow Jackets.

The game was an back-and-forth affair with the two teams combining for 50 shots and 21 penalty corners.

Both goalkeepers were outstanding as SU keeper Jenna Rampale made 13 saves and Macon keeper Shannon McMurray had 14.

Thanks to Little’s goal, her second of the season, Shenandoah held a 2-0 lead before the game was 30 minutes old.

Macon answered back with goals in the 35th minute (scoring with just three seconds to go in the half) and the 50th minutes.

Cross put the Hornets back in front in the 55th minute before Macon tied it at 3-3 at 58:50.

Just 3:45 later, Cross put SU in front to stay by completing her hat trick.

The Hornets host Sweet Briar on Saturday in a 2 p.m. ODAC contest.


LEXINGTON — Defending champion Washington and Lee kept its ODAC volleyball record perfect on the season with a 3-0 sweep over Shenandoah on Wednesday evening.

The Generals (17-1, 5-0 ODAC) won at 18, 9 and 19 over SU (10-7, 3-2).

The Hornets jumped out to a 7-5 lead in the opening set only to see W&L score eight of the next 15 points in the set to take control.

Shenandoah held an early lead in the second set as well before the Generals asserted control, this time on a 13-2 run, to coast home to comfortable win.

Washington & Lee led throughout the third.

Elizabeth Lamont and Allie Pieper paced SU with five kills each, while Blake Parkes and Rachel Gross each added four.

Jasmine Callahan set up that quartet with 16 assists.

Brandi Griffith had 14 digs and Callahan 11 to lead the defense.

Shenandoah continues this road trip on Saturday with a non-league tri-match at Mount Aloysius. In addition to the host Mounties, SU will take on Alfred (N.Y.) State.