Area briefs: SVCA volleyball stays unbeaten

Posted: October 2, 2013

From Star staff reports

NEW MARKET — Carol Bartholomew had a team-high 16 kills to lead Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy to a victory over Shenandoah Valley Academy on Tuesday night.

The Patriots won in four sets (22-25, 25-11, 25-11, 25-10) to remain unbeaten (13-0).

Krista Freemire added 11 kills, and Hannah Berger added six kills. Hannah McGann made a team-high 30 assists for SVCA.

Panthers 3, Eagles 1

WASHINGTON — Rappahannock County defeated Clarke County 3-1 (25-17, 25-13, 23-25, 25-21) in Bull Run District volleyball action on Tuesday night.

Freshman Javonna Lansdown led Clarke County with 13 kills and 10 digs. Stephanie Nelson had 14 assists, and Sarah Nelson added 13 assists for the Eagles.

Allegra Eyles had nine straight service points in the Eagles’ win in the third set. Kaitlyn Turner added five kills and five blocks for Clarke (3-10, 2-8).

Conquerors 3, Rams 1

FRONT ROYAL — Mountain View Christian Academy defeated Riverfront Christian School by the scores of 25-12, 20-25, 25-13, 25-15 Tuesday.

The Conquerors (4-6) were led by Hannah Hardman (nine aces, five kills, one block, 21 digs), Sarah Rosin had eight kills, three blocks and 15 digs and Jessica Ritter had 10 aces.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Hornets 2, Royals 1

HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team kept its unbeaten ODAC record intact Tuesday evening with a victory at Eastern Mennonite.

Senior Courtney Boschert scored the opening goal of the game for the Hornets (6-4-1, 4-0-1 ODAC) with her goal off of an Anna Wilson pass in the 35th minute.

Boschert dribbled through a host of EMU (7-3, 2-2) defenders before sending the ball across the front of the goal and into the left panel.

Thirteen minutes into the second half, freshman Alysha McCleaf gave SU some breathing room as she turned and ripped a shot just under the crossbar from the top of the 18-yard box.

McCleaf’s goal proved to be the game-winner as the Royals, who were outshot 27-7 for the game, cut the deficit in half with a goal in the 86th minute.

Shenandoah then held its hosts without a shot in the remaining 4:52 to preserve the victory.

Freshman Erin Septer had to make just two saves in registering the win.

SU also held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks.

The Hornets return home on Saturday to take on Lynchburg in a 2 p.m. ODAC contest.

GOLF

SU places 18th in Rome

ROME, Ga. —The Shenandoah University golf team completed its play Tuesday at the Chick-Fil-A Collegiate Invitational by shooting a collective 311.

Playing over the par-72, 6924-yard Coosa CC course, the Hornets recorded two rounds in the 70s and two more at 80 to post the 311 total.

Shenandoah opened the tournament with a 308 on Monday at Stonebridge GC.

The Hornets finished 18th in the 25-team event with a two day total of 619. Coach Scott Singhass’ club was two strokes behind Point University for 15th and five strokes clear of Covenant and Piedmont colleges.

Sophomore Cory Hammons, who had a seven-over-par 79 on Monday, had a two-over 74 Tuesday to earn SU medalist honors.

Hammons had a steady round, recording 12 pars to go along with two birdies and four bogies. He had an even-par 36 on the front nine.

Junior Wes Licklider backed up his even-par 72 from Monday with a five-over 77 Tuesday.

Zach Ramey and Doc Schulte carded the pair of 80s to round out the SU total.

Adam Flees had an 82 and Seth Crean 84 that did not count toward the team total.

Schulte finished tied for 13th overall (he shot a 67 Monday) with Hammons tied for 55th.

COLLEGE ATHLETICS

SU holds T-shirt contest

WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University SAAC announced Tuesday that it is sponsoring a t-shirt design contest.

The SAAC is challenging all SU students to come up with a unique and exciting design for a t-shirt to wear to sporting events during the 2013-14 athletic year.

In keeping with the athletic department’s “#RedOut” initiative, the SAAC would like to see the T-shirt design that is bold and red.

The rules for the contest:

The winning design will go on a red shirt, so blue and white ink must be used in the design.

The contest runs through Oct. 11 with the winner announced on Oct. 14.

School spirit must be displayed in the design.

To be eligible for the contest, all designs have to be approved by the office of athletics communications.

The primary athletic marks – the “SU” and the “Hornet” logos, must be used in the design and cannot be altered/modified in any manner.

The contest winner will receive a free T-shirt in addition to having their design immortalized on the shirt.

All designs must be submitted to sports@su.edu in PDF, .jpg or .eps format.