Area briefs: Pioneer girls cross country 6th at Carlisle

Posted: September 30, 2013

From Star staff reports

CARLISLE, Pa. — Millbrook sophomore Nadia Dahimene finished in seventh place overall, leading the Pioneers girls’ cross country team to sixth place at the 21st Carlisle Invitational on Saturday.

Dahimene finished the 5,000 meter race with a time of 19 minutes, 39 seconds. Hannah Croyle (28th, 20:24), Sophia Lee (46th, 21:01), McKenzie Schrank (53rd, 21:10) and Bethany Hagenbuch (145th, 22:32) completed the Pioneers’ scoring five.

Millbrook finished sixth (with 279 points) out of 46 girls’ teams. York Suburban (Pa.) won with 127 points.

In the boys’ Challenge race, Millbrook finished 13th out of 31 teams. Alec Schrank finished 45th (16:32) to pace the Pioneers.

Dietz 4th at Stonewall Jackson Invitational

NEW MARKET — Clarke County’s Matt Dietz finished fourth overall at the Stonewall Jackson Invitational at New Market Battlefield on Saturday.

Dietz finished with a time of 18 minutes, nine seconds to lead Clarke’s boys’ cross country team to third in its division and seventh overall (with 176 points) out of 19 teams. Ian Dors (6th, 18:16), Michael Dietz (33rd, 19:29), Daniel York (61st, 20:13) and Travis Fairman (73rd, 20:55) rounded out Clarke’s top five.

Paul VI won the boys’ race with 55 points.

Sophia Biddle-Snead finished 26th overall (23:02) to pace the Eagles to fourth in their division and eighth overall (249 points) out of 18 teams.

George Mason won the girls’ race with 72 points.

Women’s Soccer

Stull lifts SU over Roanoke

SALEM — The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team extended its Old Dominion Athletic Conference unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-0 double overtime win at Roanoke Saturday afternoon.

Senior Courtney Stull got the golden goal for the Hornets (5-4-1, 2-0-1 ODAC) with her tally 15 seconds into the second extra session.

Freshman Jennifer Nguyen set up Stull for the game winner.

Stull’s shot was just the sixth of the game for SU and was the only shot taken in overtime by either team.

The Shenandoah defense was stout all day, holding Roanoke (2-6-1, 0-3) to seven shots with only two of those on frame.

Freshman goalkeeper Erin Septer made both of those saves to post her third consecutive shutout. She has not allowed a goal in the past 279:09 of game time.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Hornets split tri-match

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Shenandoah University volleyball team completed its week by splitting a tri-match at Guilford College Saturday.

SU (8-9, 2-3 ODAC) opened the day with a 3-0 ODAC sweep of the host Quakers (6-9, 2-3) before being swept in a non-league match against Piedmont.

Shenandoah won at 21 and 16 in the opening two sets before outlasting Guilford 32-30 in the decisive third set of the opening match.

Junior Ashleigh Tanis had the match-clinching point for the Hornets on a kill off of a Jasmine Callahan set.

Two of Tanis’ classmates, Samantha Schambach and Rachel Gross, paced SU with 10 kills apiece, and Haley Smith added eight kills.

Tanis’ final kill was her eighth of the match.

Callahan had a match-high 30 assists with Taylor Anderson contributing a match-high 17 digs.

Gross, on the strength of 10 digs, had a double-double.

Piedmont (14-1) won at 19, 15 and 21 in the Hornets’ second match of the day.

Gross again led the offense, this time with nine kills, and Callahan added five to go along with a match-high 24 assists.

MEN’S SOCCER

Tigers 4, Hornets 0

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY — Host Hampden-Sydney used a strong second half to key an ODAC men’s soccer victory over Shenandoah Saturday night.

The Tigers (4-3-1, 1-1 ODAC) scored three of their four goals after the break to pull away from Shenandoah (0-9, 0-2).

Bryan Talbert scored what proved to be the game-winning goal by converting a penalty kick in the 40th minute.

Hampden-Sydney then scored goals in the 49th, 54th and 73rd minutes to provide the final margin.

The Tigers outshot SU 25-4, including 13-1 in the first half.

The victors also owned a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Hornets keeper Rodrigo Casteriana, former Sherando High School standout, had eight saves in the losing effort.

College Cross Country

Taylor paces SU at Cathcart Invitational

SALISBURY, Md. — Senior Ryan Taylor led the Shenandoah University cross country teams Saturday at the 25th Annual Don Cathcart Invitational hosted by Salisbury University.

Taylor was fourth overall, and second among Division-III runners, in the 8,000 meter men’s event with a time of 25 minutes, 33.10 seconds.

Taylor’s performance, the fastest 8,000-meter race in program history (beating his former mark by almost 11 seconds), helped the SU men to a 10th-place finish.

In the women’s race, all six runners registered new personal bests over the 6,000 meter Winter Place Park course.

Freshman Liz Paras led SU in 28th overall with a time of 24:20.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Rams 45, Bobcats 10

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Sophomore running back Allen Cross rushed 16 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns, and junior quarterback Trae Tinsman connected on 11-of-15 passes for 220 yards and a pair of scores to lead Shepherd University to a Mountain East Conference win over West Virginia Wesleyan at Cebe Ross Field on Saturday.

Shepherd (4-0, 3-0 in MEC) took a 7-0 lead with 11:17 left in the first quarter when Cross scored from two yards out.

Redshirt-freshman running back Jabre Lolley scored on a one-yard plunge with 6:28 left in the first quarter to give the Rams a 14-0 lead.

Tinsman, a former James Wood High School standout, teamed with senior wide receiver Robert Byrd on a 24-yard scoring strike with 58 seconds left in the half.

Tinsman later connected with Cross on a 55-yard scoring play with 11:59 left in the third quarter to give the Rams a 38-0 advantage.

Shepherd amassed 449 yards of total offense, while West Virginia Wesleyan (1-3, 1-2) had 160. Shepherd limited the Bobcats to minus 14 yards rushing.