Area briefs: Burris’ 2 goals lift SU past Eagles, 2-1
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University earned its first-ever women’s soccer victory over Mary Washington Friday night with a 2-1 non-league home victory.
Shenandoah (1-0) saw the Eagles (0-1) take the early lead on a Lizzie Weast goal at the 27-minute mark, but the Hornets rallied.
Sophomore Danielle Burris brought it back to even at 40:03 after taking a service from freshman Kelsie Luddington and hitting an absolutely perfect shot from 20-yards away.
Dribbling down the left side, Burris crossed into the 18-yard box and lofted a bender over the head of UMW keeper Alyssa Goodwin and just inside the right post.
Just less the five minutes into the second half, Burris hit the game-winner by finishing off an Ellen Strom feed.
Hornets win pair at Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Shenandoah University volleyball team had a solid start to the 2013 season Friday by sweeping a pair of matches at the Gettysburg Battlefield Classic.
Shenandoah (2-0) opened with a 3-0 victory over Penn State — Harrisburg before dispatching Dickinson 3-1 in the second match of the evening.
SU won at 14, 20 and 20 in that opening match.
Against the Red Devils, the Hornets built a 2-0 lead with wins at 21 and 19 in the first two sets before DC cut its deficit in half by winning 29-27 in the third.
Hornets 7, Phoenix 0
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University field hockey team opened the Ashley Smeltzer era in style Friday afternoon with a non-league victory over Wilson College.
SU (1-0) scored a pair of first half goals and then got two tallies 59 seconds apart early in the second to clinch the victory over the Phoenix (0-1).
Junior Ashley Cross got the hosts started in the 10th minute with an unassisted goal. The Agawam, Mass., native did all of the work herself, intercepting a pass 20 yards from goal and finding herself one-on-one with the keeper, slid it past Gina Weigold for the opening tally of the season.
Shoremen 2, Hornets 1, 2OT
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University men’s soccer team (1-1) saw its bid for a season-opening victory cut short Friday evening with a 2-1 double overtime loss to Washington (Md.).
Sam Wild scored the game-winner for the Shoremen (1-0) in the 104th minute, collecting a loose ball in front of SU goalkeeper Rodrigo Casteriana and knocking the golden goal into the far panel.
Casteriana, a local product out of Sherando H.S., had seven saves in his first collegiate contest.
SU’s Tommy Scott scored in the 59th minute off an assist by ex- Handley standout Eduardo Santiago.