SU roundup: Hornets roar past Lions

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WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University volleyball team earned its third straight non-conference win with a 3-0 victory over Penn St.-Mont Alto on Monday evening.

Playing on head coach Jaime Terenzi’s birthday, the Hornets (13-8) swept the Lions at 13, 13 and 20 in the 61-minute match.

Senior Rachel Gross led SU to the win over PSU-Mont Alto (17-4) with 11 kills and seven digs.

The Hornets had 48 digs on the night, with all 13 women who saw action in the match recording at least one.

Freshman libero Brandi Griffith led this effort with nine.

Allie Pieper backed up Gross offensively with nine kills.

Jasmine Callahan and Rachel Cerretani ran the offense at a .250 clip with 20 and 12 assists, respectively.

Shenandoah travels to Randolph-Macon on Friday for a 7 p.m. Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest.


ASHLAND — The Shenandoah men’s golf team returned to action Monday by firing a collective 304 on day one of the Ted Keller Memorial Tournament hosted by Randolph-Macon.

Playing at the par-70, 6,478-yard Hanover CC course, Shenandoah recorded four rounds in the 70s to find itself in fourth place after day one of the two-day, 36-hole event.

Franklin & Marshall leads with a 286, while Ferrum shot 294 to grab the runner-up spot after the opening round.

Fellow ODAC rival Virginia Wesleyan is two shots in front of the Hornets after a day one 302, while Bridgewater stands fifth at 306.

There are 15 teams in the event.

Sophomore Evan Cocke paced SU with a 4-over-par 74, with junior Doc Schulte two shots back of Cocke.

Brennan Lloyd and Brett Dubin rounded out the round one qualifiers by each carding a 7-over-par 77.

Ryan Parker had an 86 that did not count toward the team total.

Cocke is in a tie for 13th, six shots back of tournament leader Brandon Bailey. Bailey, from Ferrum, has a one-shot lead after recording a four-under-par 66 on Monday.

The tournament concludes Tuesday morning.

Cross country

FOREST – The Shenandoah men’s and women’s cross country teams each had a student-athlete honored by the ODAC in Player of the Week selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

Senior Dorothy Earner was named ODAC Runner of the Week for the women, while freshman Ray Parsons earned the same honors on the men’s side.

Earner won the Hornet Harrier/Commonwealth Challenge 5K race held at Kernstown Battlefield just south of Winchester with a 20:16.70.

There were 44 women in the event and Earner won the race by nearly 16 seconds.

Parsons finished fifth in the men’s 6K race with 20:25.10.

He bested all but four runners in the 48-man field that included fellow ODAC opponent Hampden-Sydney.

This is the first ODAC cross country honor for both Earner and Parsons.

Both teams are back in action this Saturday at Gettysburg.

Women’s soccer

FOREST — Shenandoah sophomore Catherine Major has been named ODAC Player of the Week for women’s soccer in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.

Major, a midfielder, led the Hornets to a 2-0 week with four goals for eight points.

In Tuesday’s 6-1 victory over Eastern Mennonite, Major tallied the squad’s third and fifth goals.

On Saturday in a 3-0 win at Guilford, Major scored the initial two goals of the game for Shenandoah.

She is now second on the team in both goals, five, and points, 10.

This is her first conference honor.

SU is back in action at home on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in an ODAC contest against Bridgewater.