Area briefs: James Wood volleyball wins tourney title

Posted: September 9, 2013

From Star staff reports

VIRGINIA BEACH — James Wood won all five matches to win the Third Degree Tournament of Champions volleyball title at the Virginia Beach Field House on Saturday.

The Colonels defeated Oscar Smith, Tabb, Yorktown and Southampton (2-1) to reach the finals. In the championship match, Wood defeated Cape Henry 2-1, winning the third set 18-16.

James Wood junior setter Ashley Hillyard (68 assists in the tournament) and junior outside hitter Lindsey Painter (39 kills) were named to the all-tournament team.

Colonels junior libero Ally Iden had 60 digs, and senior Brandi Griffith led the way with 15 aces. Freshman middle blocker Taylor Heishman had four blocks.


Tinsman throws 2 TDs in Rams’ win

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Junior quarterback Trae Tinsman completed 14-of-23 passes for 138 yards and two scores, while redshirt-freshman running back Jabre Lolley added 18 carries for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead No. 25 Shepherd University to a 33-0 victory over No. 7 Shippensburg, Pa., in front of a record crowd of more than 6,200 fans at Ram Stadium on Saturday.

Shepherd took a 3-0 with 8:45 left in the first quarter on a 28-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Ryan Earls.

The Rams increased their lead to 10-0 when Tinsman, a former James Wood High School standout, connected with senior wide receiver Robert Byrd on a 22-yard scoring pass.

Earls added a 37-yard field goal with 6:31 left in the second quarter to increase the lead to 13-0.

Tinsman teamed with sophomore wide receiver Dalton Boyd, a former Sherando standout, on a 15-yard scoring streak with 15 seconds left in the half to give the Rams a 20-0 lead at the break.

Shepherd’s defense limited Shippensburg quarterback Zach Zulli — the 2012 Harlon Hill award winner — to a 13-of-27 effort for 140 yards and two interceptions. The Rams also allowed only 32 rushing yards on the day. Shepherd also took advantage of six Shippensburg turnovers.


Dorsey, Farinholt lead way at Great Meadow

THE PLAINS — James Wood freshman Sophia Dorsey finished 13th overall, leading the Colonels cross country team to 13th place out of 26 teams at the Great Meadow Invitational on Saturday.

Dorsey finished with a time of 19 minutes, 51 seconds. James Wood’s girls’ team, who had four freshman in its scoring five, posted the best finish among area schools. Brittany Arnold (21:06) and freshmen Autumn Hottle (21:11), Zoe Schopick (21:42) and Maria Harter (22:59) completed the team’s scoring.

James Wood senior Luke Farinholt finished 15th (16:31) to lead the Colonels to 22nd place out of 30 boys’ teams. James Wood finished with 482 points.

Sherando, led by Thomas Shea (17:30), followed in 23rd place with 487 points. Katie Rogers (20:55) led the way for Sherando’s girls in 47th place.

Oakton swept both the girls’ and boys’ titles.

Women’s Soccer

Crusaders 3, Hornets 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team completed its play at the Capital University Tournament Sunday with a loss to the host Crusaders.

Capital (2-1-1) got a Hilary Ells goal in the 13th minute to provide all of the offense it would need against Shenandoah (2-3).

The final two goals came in a 52-second span late in the second half. Maura Fortino set up Jamie Murray at 80:16 and 81:08 to secure the victory.

Freshman Erin Septer kept the Hornets in it by making 12 saves, including nine in the first half.

The Crusaders peppered Septer with 21 shots.

SU had 14 shots of its own but Capital keeper Maggie Donnellan had 10 saves in 86:16 to produce the clean sheet.

Men’s Soccer

Seahawks 2, Hornets 0

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. — Host St. Mary’s (Md.) scored a pair of late goals to down Shenandoah University Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Seahawk Men’s Soccer Classic.

Matthew Braun knocked home a rebound of his own missed shot in the 74th minute to give St. Mary’s (2-2) the decisive goal over the Hornets (0-5).

Another loose rebound, this one in the 83rd minute, provided the ’Hawks with an insurance goal.

St. Mary’s outshot SU 27-8, including 18-3 in the second half, while the two teams split eight corner kicks.

Shenandoah goalkeeper Rodrigo Casteriana had three saves.

Women’s Volleyball

Hornets sweep Chargers

WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University women’s volleyball team completed its long day of play with a 3-0 non-league sweep over Lancaster Bible Saturday evening.

The Hornets (5-2) won at 17, 13 and 17 to complete their perfect day. SU also swept Hood College, winning 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-21). Rachel Gross led SU with 15 kills in the win over Hood.

Lancaster Bible, one of two teams to play three times on Saturday, fell to 1-6 with the loss.

Freshman Jasmine Callahan paced SU in the win with 10 kills and a match-high 26 assists.

Taylor Anderson and Gross led the defense with 16 and 13 digs, respectively. Gross also had eight kills.


Mustangs 3, Hornets 0

WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University field hockey team saw its two-game season-opening winning streak come to an end Saturday with a non-league loss to Stevenson University.

The Mustangs (3-1) scored one goal in each half to down the Hornets (2-1).

Caitlin Dempsey had the first two tallies, scoring in the 22nd minute off a Brooke Few assist and in the 53rd minute unassisted.

Allyson Moody closed out the day’s scoring with an unassisted goal at 64:47.

Stevenson outshot its hosts 16-10 and also took five of the game’s nine corners.

Shenandoah goalkeeper Sarah Clare had seven saves.