SU roundup: Hornets sweep Gophers

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WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University volleyball team wrapped up its non-conference slate Tuesday evening with a 3-0 victory over Goucher College.

After winning the opening two sets at 13 and 20, the Hornets (15-13) had to rally to top the Gophers (9-21) in the third.

Trailing 24-23 following an attack error, Shenandoah came out of a timeout to sandwich two Kaitlyn Kelley kills around a Goucher attack error to clinch the match.

Kelly, a freshman, paced the victors with a match-high 10 kills.

Junior Allie Pieper added nine and freshman Elizabeth Lamont seven as SU hit .245 for the contest.

Jasmine Callahan had 23 assists and Rachel Cerretani 15 to fuel the offense.

Defensively, Callahan, Danyelle McGrady and Brandi Griffith all had 10 digs.

The win also pushes Shenandoah past its 2013 win total.

The Hornets will attempt to qualify for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday in its regular season finale against Hollins.

Men’s golf

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Shenandoah men’s golf team completed its 2014 fall schedule Tuesday afternoon with a ninth-place finish at the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial hosted by Guilford College.

Playing at the par 70, 7,002-yard Pete Dye course at Sedgefield C.C., the Hornets shot a collective 326 on day two of the two-day, 36-hole event.

SU finished three shots back of fellow ODAC member Virginia Wesleyan and four shots in front of Ohio Wesleyan.

Junior Doc Schulte paced Shenandoah with a 10-over-par 80 to finish in a tie for 12th place.

Evan Cocke was 48th in the 95-man event with an 81-82–163 while Brennan Lloyd had an 81 Tuesday after carding an 84 in Monday’s first round.

Freshman Brett Dubin recorded his second straight 84 to round out the Hornets scores.

Schulte had a four-over-par 74 in Monday’s opening round.

Methodist won the 17-team event by 14 strokes over tournament host Guilford. MU shot 604 over the two days.

SU opens its spring schedule on March 9 at the TaylorMade Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan at Dataw Island, South Carolina.