SU roundup: Frostburg deals Hornets first men’s lacrosse loss
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University men’s lacrosse team lost for the first time this season in a 13-4 home non-league defeat to Frostburg State.
After the Hornets (2-1) grabbed the lead on a Stephen LaTona to Aaron Paul tally at 12:18 of the first, Frostburg scored the game’s next six goals to take a lead it would not relinquish.
The Bobcats (1-0) held SU off the scoreboard from Paul’s goal at 12:18 until LaTona converted a feed from Tilghman Sanders with 3:51 remaining before halftime.
The Sanders to LaTona tally came with Frostburg down a man due to a tripping penalty.
That penalty was one of just two called in the contest.
The Bobcats answered LaTona’s goal with a Tate Rolland to Spencer Love goal 43 seconds later to give themselves a 7-2 lead at the halftime break.
Frostburg then scored the only two goals of the third, tallying at 14:19 and 3:47, to hold a seven-goal lead heading into the final stanza.
LaTona, who leads the Hornets with eight goals, figured in the final two SU tallies. He scored unassisted at 10:56 of the fourth and then set up Jack Greaney at the 8:51 mark to close the book on the hosts’ scoresheet.
Frostburg scored at 7:34 and 6:27 to provide the final margin.
The Bobcats outshot Shenandoah 54-12, had a 47-14 advantage in groundballs and won 18 of 21 faceoffs.
SU goalkeeper Ben Judy had 21 saves in the losing effort.
The Hornets are back in action Saturday afternoon with a non-league game versus Hood. There is a chance that the location of this game will be shifted from Hood’s campus in Frederick to Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium.
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah softball coach Marlena Kotynski announced Wednesday that her program’s opening games this weekend have been postponed.
The Hornets were to have opened this weekend with home doubleheaders versus Coast Guard on Saturday and Lynchburg Sunday.
The snowstorm last week, combined with the cold temperatures this week, have made play this weekend impossible.
The non-league DH with Coast Guard is cancelled.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader versus Lynchburg is postponed with a makeup date to be announced.
Shenandoah now opens its season on March 6 versus Western Connecticut State at the Virginia Wesleyan Beach Blast.