SU roundup: Hornets sting Royals in women’s soccer

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WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team snapped its three-match losing streak Tuesday evening with a 6-1 ODAC victory over Eastern Mennonite.

Shenandoah (4-8-1, 4-3 ODAC) took the lead for good on a Carly Ferguson goal in the ninth minute over the Royals (4-7, 2-4).

Ferguson slid the ball into an open net after sophomore Averi Rosena fought off a defender and one-touched a Jennifer Nguyen serve from 20 yards out directly to the waiting Ferguson.

The Hornets added goals in the 36th, 45th, 49th and 50th minutes to take a commanding five-goal lead.

Rosena’s goal in the 36th minute proved to be the game-winner.

Eastern Mennonite scored its lone goal on a header in the 62nd minute.

Alex Wessel scored the final goal of the game, tallying unassisted in the 88th minute.

SU outshot the Royals 19-4 and took all but one of the eight corners awarded.

Rosena led all players with a goal and two assists for four points with Alysha McCleaf adding one goal and one assist.

Nicole Pratt, who came on in goal to start the second half for the Hornets, had the squad’s only save of the night. Erin Septer started and did not face an on-frame shot in the initial stanza.

Shenandoah takes to the road this weekend for a 1 p.m. Saturday ODAC contest at Guilford.

Field hockey
WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University field hockey team ran its winning streak to six matches with a 4-1 non-league victory over Frostburg State Tuesday afternoon.

Shenandoah (8-4) scored two goals in each half to cruise past Frostburg (5-7).

Freshman Moriah Woods gave the Hornets the early lead when she finished off an Ashley Cross feed in the seventh minute.

After the Bobcats answered back in the 28th minute, Kelani Bailey scored the first of her two consecutive tallies just 1:45 after the FSU goal.

Junior Presha Merritt assisted on Bailey’s first goal and classmate Sarah Brock on the second.

That second goal, in the 39th minute, came off a penalty corner, as did the final goal of the game for the hosts.

This time, Brock inserted to Tori Finney, who ripped her shot just inside the right post for the final goal of the game.

Shenandoah owned a 14-12 advantage in shots and took eight of the game’s 13 corners.

SU goalkeeper Jenna Rampale had to make just one save.

The Hornets are back in action on Saturday in a 2 p.m. ODAC contest at Washington and Lee.

LEXINGTON – Freshman Sara Eadie wrapped her first two-day tournament appearance Tuesday morning for the Shenandoah University women’s golf program.

Playing for the second day at the par-72, 5804-yard Lexington Golf and Country Club, Eadie carded a second consecutive 120 to finish 37th in the 42-woman field at the Generals Invitational hosted by Washington and Lee University.

Eadie improved by one spot on day two.

W&L, with a two-day 643 total, won the invite by six strokes over fellow ODAC opponent Bridgewater.

Methodist’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams finished third and fourth, respectively, with Stevenson, Greensboro and Marymount rounding out the seven-team event.

Eadie competed as an individual along one player from Hollins, three from Washington and Lee and two from Bridgewater.

Eadie is back in action October 18-19 at the Bridgewater Invitational. That tournament will be held at Lakeview GC outside of Harrisonburg.