SU roundup: Bridgewater tops Hornets in men’s lacrosse

BRIDGEWATER — The Shenandoah University men’s lacrosse team completed its road slate Wednesday evening with an 11-8 Old Dominion Athletic Conference loss at Bridgewater.

Bridgewater (6-10, 2-6 ODAC) pulled away from SU (4-11, 0-8) by scoring five of the six third-quarter goals.

The two teams entered halftime tied at 3-3 and Shenandoah took its only lead of the game thanks to a Stephen LaTona to Aaron Paul EMO goal 2:23 into the third quarter, but Bridgewater had an answer.

The Eagles tied the game at 11:09, starting a 5-0 run to end the third period and take a lead they would not relinquish.

The Hornets made matters interesting by scoring three of the first four goals of the fourth, but could get no closer than a two-goal deficit.

LaTona led SU with three goals and two assists for five points, with Paul adding two goals and Tilghman Sanders three assists.

The Hornets outshot Bridgewater 36-29, with the Eagles holding a 38-35 advantage in groundballs and winning 14 of 22 faceoffs.

Goalkeeper Ben Judy had five saves for the visitors.

Shenandoah completes its season on Saturday with a 2 p.m. game against nationally ranked Lynchburg. Seniors Eric Hobby, Chris Frazier, Aaron Paul and Kyle Shea will be honored prior to the game.

Women’s lacrosse

ASHLAND — The Shenandoah women’s lacrosse team completed its regular season Wednesday afternoon with a 12-11 loss at Randolph-Macon.

Shenandoah (12-4, 8-2 ODAC) scored three of the final four goals of the game, but Macon (13-3, 9-1) was able to make its four-goal halftime lead standup.

Trailing 9-5 at halftime, Cortney Gensemer scored twice and Abby Zorrilla once to bring the Hornets to within one, 9-8, with 22:28 remaining.

The Yellow Jackets answered by scoring the game’s next two goals before senior Liz Bereit buried her 50th goal of the season to begin Shenandoah’s game-ending run.

Annie McCorry and Gensemer tallied at 10:48 and 7:33, respectively, but SU could not bring the game back to level.

Shenandoah’s best chance for the equalizing goal came on a Gensemer free position shot with 5:28 remaining, but the attempt went high.

The win for the ‘Jackets gives Macon the No. 2 seed at the upcoming ODAC Tournament.

Should Shenandoah, as the No. 3 seed, advance past the No. 6 seed in Saturday’s quarterfinal round, the Hornets will have a rematch with R-MC one week from today.

Macon outshot SU 27-17 and had a 20-5 advantage in draw controls.

The two teams split 28 groundballs and Hornets keeper Rachel Levy had 10 saves.

Official pairings for the ODAC Tournament will be announced tonight. Shenandoah, as the No. 3 seed, will host the sixth seed on Saturday at a time to be determined.

Track & Field

PHILADELPHIA — Shenandoah senior Jaclyn Mohlmann completed her participation in the 2015 Penn Relays Wednesday afternoon by scoring an additional 1,738 points.

Mohlmann’s 33.08 meter javelin throw for 535 points was the day two highlight — this is her second best javelin throw ever.

She opened her day with a 4.89 meter long jump for 530 points before finishing with a 2:31.61 in the 800 meters for 673 points.

Mohlmann is back in action next week at the Liberty Twilight.