SU roundup: Wasps sweep Hornets

Daily Staff Reports –

WINCHESTER — Visiting Emory and Henry outlasted Shenandoah University in a 3-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball sweep Wednesday evening.

The Wasps (11-8, 3-3 ODAC) won at 22, 22 and 18 over the Hornets (12-8, 3-3).

E&H shot .225 for the match, including a match-best .382 in the final set.

Shenandoah, which had 98 attempts on the night, hit .122 on the evening.

Senior Rachel Gross and junior Allie Pieper each had eight kills for the Hornets, with Jasmine Callahan adding 29 assists.

Gross had 11 digs to lead the defensive effort.

The Hornets are off for the weekend and return to action on Monday night with a 6 p.m. non-league contest against Penn State-Mont Alto.

Men’s soccer

BRIDGEWATER — The Shenandoah men’s soccer team snapped its 17-match ODAC losing streak with a 2-1 win at Bridgewater on Wednesday afternoon.

The Hornets (4-8, 1-4 ODAC) won for the first time in league play since a 3-0 home win over Randolph-Macon on Oct. 16, 2012.

Shenandoah never trailed in Wednesday’s game, scoring the game’s initial goal in the 34th minute as Caleb Baxter set up junior Eduardo Santiago.

After Bridgewater (4-9, 3-3) tied it in the 67th minute, freshman Brian Maye put SU back on top to stay with an unassisted goal at 77:19.

The Hornets then gave up two corner kicks and three shots in the final 5:48, but Shenandoah keeper Matthew Poell was not asked to make a save on either set piece or those final three attempts.

BC owned a 14-13 shot advantage and took eight of the 10 corners awarded.

Poell made five saves in earning the win.

SU is back in action at home on Saturday at 5 p.m. in an ODAC contest against Virginia Wesleyan.

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