SU roundup: Thompson named to D3 Team of the Week

Daily Staff Reports –

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Junior defensive tackle Brandon Thompson has been named to the Team of the Week for week six in selections announced Tuesday morning by the website.

Thompson posted a school record three sacks in Saturday’s 47-31 ODAC victory over previously unbeaten Guilford.

Each of the three sacks led to a GC punt or a turnover on downs.

Thompson is the second player from the SU defense to earn a Team of the Week nod this season. Fellow lineman Jake Shaffer was picked following the week two contest against Frostburg State.

Shenandoah takes to the road this Saturday for a 1 p.m. game at Catholic.

Field hockey
WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University field hockey team saw its seven-match winning streak come to an end Tuesday night with a 3-2 double overtime loss to Bridgewater.

Bridgewater (7-7, 3-1 ODAC) won it on a Taylor Prillaman goal in the 92nd minute to push the Eagles past SU (9-5, 4-1).

Prillaman took a feed from Shannon Strosser and ripped her shot past Hornets keeper Jenna Rampale and just inside the left post for the game-winner.

Prillaman’s goal ended a contest in which the two teams traded the twice and were tied on two additional occasions.

Shenandoah sandwiched its two goals in regulation around Bridgewater’s pair.

After the Eagles scored in the 18th minute, junior Kelani Bailey tied it for the Hornets on a penalty corner at the end of the first half.

With 0:00 showing on the clock, Bailey redirected an Ashley Cross shot past BC keeper Amanda Harper to knot the game at 1-1.

Another deflection, this one by Sarah Brock off of a Presha Merritt shot, put the hosts up 2-1 exactly seven minutes into the second half.

Strosser, who scored the Eagles first goal, tallied again in the 62nd minute to force the overtime and set Prillaman up for the game-winner.

Bridgewater held 17-16 and 11-6 advantages in shots and penalty corners, respectively.

Rampale had six of the game’s 10 saves.

Shenandoah takes to the road Friday night for a 7 p.m. ODAC contest at Lynchburg.

ASHLAND – The Shenandoah University men’s golf team completed its play Tuesday at the 2014 Ted Keller Memorial Tournament with a collective 302.

Playing for a second straight day at the par-70, 6478-yard Hanover Country Club, the Hornets had a second-best team score Tuesday morning after carding the 302.

Tournament host Randolph-Macon had that team low round, shooting a 296 to edge SU by two strokes for runner-up honors in the tournament.

SU had a four stroke lead on Macon coming into Tuesday, but the ‘Jackets vaulted five spots into the No. 2 position with the 604 two-day total.

Franklin & Marshall, the round one leader, won the tournament with a 592.

Shenandoah finished two shots in front former USA South Conference rival Ferrum. The Panthers had a 314 Tuesday to fall from second to fourth place.

Sophomore Evan Cocke, with a five-over-par 75 Tuesday, was the Hornets top finishers. He bested teammate Doc Schulte by one stroke to finish sixth overall.

Brennan Lloyd was tied for seventh with a 77-76–153 and Brett Dubin tied for 20th at 77-77-154.

Cocke had a 74 in round one for his 149 total while Schulte shot 76-74–150.

The Hornets return to action October 27 and 28 at the O’Briant/Jensen Tournament hosted by ODAC rival Guilford.

That tournament, played at Sedgefield CC’s Pete Dye Course, will conclude the fall season.