Area briefs: SU’s Mohlmann named ODAC Athlete of the Week for women’s track
FOREST — Junior Jaclyn Mohlmann has been named ODAC Athlete of the Week for women’s track in selections announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Mohlmann earned the honor, her second of the year and first of the outdoor season, after finishing third in the heptathlon at the Liberty Intercollegiate.
Mohlmann was the only DIII athlete in that event at Liberty and capped her 4323-point competition by winning the 800 meters.
She also had a 13th place finish (2nd of DIII) in the 400 meter hurdles.
Shenandoah is off until April 18-19 when it competes at the 2014 ODAC Championships.
SU takes second at Virginia Wesleyan
VIRGINIA BEACH — Shenandoah University began the homestretch of its 2014 men’s golf regular season schedule by finishing second Monday at the Virginia Wesleyan Golf Invitational hosted at Red Wing GC.
The Hornets shot a collective 327 Monday afternoon over the par 72, 7,124-yard Lake Course at Red Wing after posting a 321 in Sunday’s first round.
Apprentice won the tournament with a two-day total of 629, while Shenandoah’s 648 was two strokes better than fellow ODAC member Randolph-Macon.
Freshman Brennan Lloyd and sophomore Evan Cocke both carded seven-over-par 79 to help SU to the runner-up finish.
Seth Crean had an 81 and Cory Hammonds 88 to round out the Hornets qualifying scores.
Doc Schulte was forced to withdraw after suffering an injury prior to the start of the final round.
Lloyd finished fourth overall and Crean sixth.
Shenandoah plays its final regular season tournament next Monday and Tuesday at the Apprentice Invitational.
Gordon, Borst compete at Iron Man Duals
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — A pair of local wrestlers turned in strong performances at the Iron Man Duals in Gettysburg over the weekend.
Clarke County’s Bayne Gordon and Sherando’s John Borst each went 6-1 to help their club team, the Gettysburg Gladiators, claim a fifth-place finish.
Both Gordon (106 pounds) and Borst (152 pounds) placed at the state tournament this year as freshmen for their respective schools, with Gordon winning a state title and Borst finishing fifth.
Hornets announce benefit game
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University women’s lacrosse team announced Monday that it will be holding a benefit fundraiser as part of its ODAC contest versus Randolph-Macon Wednesday.
The Hornets (7-6, 4-2 ODAC) host Macon (7-5, 4-2) in a 4:30 p.m. contest and SU will be collecting donations during the game for “Team Molly.”
“Team Molly” was created by Karen Shaddock, the head women’s lacrosse coach at Medaille (N.Y.) in memory of her former Buffalo State (N.Y.) teammate, Molly Seifritz, who passed away a little more than a year ago at age 25 from Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Ewing’s Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that forms in bones or soft tissue, which primarily affects children and adolescents.
“I met coach Shaddock this summer while playing overseas,” junior co-captain Liz Bereit said. “We were looking to do a benefit game and this seemed like a perfect fit.
“It should be a great night for a game and we hope that everyone can come out and help us with this great cause.”
Shenandoah will wear the official “Team Molly” shirt in warm-ups prior to the game and is in the process of collecting donations for cancer research.
There will also be an opportunity to donate during the contest and all funds raised go to Roswell Park for cancer research.
Donations can also be sent to the Roswell Park website.