Area briefs: SU field hockey sets single-season win record
Posted: October 15, 2012
From Star staff reports
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University set a new program record for field hockey victories in a season with a 1-0 ODAC triumph over Roanoke College Sunday afternoon.
The Hornets (9-6, 3-3 ODAC) break the record originally set by the 2010 team with the one-goal win over the Maroons (4-10, 3-4).
The win also keeps SU on pace to earn an ODAC Tournament berth. The top six teams in the league make the tourney, and Shenandoah now stands tied with Eastern Mennonite for fourth.
The Hornets and Royals meet one week from Wednesday in Winchester in the final home game of the regular season for Shenandoah.
Senior Amber VanHorn had the lone goal of the contest, scoring off of an Alexandra Darrow penalty corner insertion in the 13th minute.
VanHorn did have a chance for an insurance goal as SU was awarded a stroke, but Roanoke keeper Darian Shuker made a diving save to her right to keep the score 1-0.
Shenandoah outshot the Maroons 10-5 and had six of the game’s 10 corners.
Shuker made five saves for the visitors and Sarah Clare had one stop for the Hornets.
SU 3, Chargers 1
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University volleyball team made coach Jaime Terenzi’s birthday a positive one with a victory over Lancaster Bible Saturday night.
After Lancaster Bible College (10-17) was a winner at 19 in the opening set, SU (10-10) stormed back to win at 14, 20 and 18 in sets two through four to clinch the victory.
Junior Haley Smith had a team-high 11 kills with senior Megan Gillispie adding nine. Freshman Blake Parkes and senior Mary Harshman backed them up with eight kills each.
Kelcy Brown and Parkes ran the offense with 23 and 18 assists, respectively.
Gillispie led a group of four players in double figure digs with 16.
SU 0, Wasps 0
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University earned its first point in ODAC men’s soccer play with a Senior Day tie versus Emory and Henry Saturday afternoon.
The two teams played about as even a contest as possible, with SU (2-11-2, 0-7-1 ODAC) and E&H (2-11-3, 0-5-3) splitting 34 shots.
Both teams took five shots in the opening 45 minutes, nine in the second half, one in the first overtime and two in the second overtime.
Wasps goalkeeper Justin Spencer made nine saves, and SU keeper James Dutcher had 11 stops.
SU held a slight, 5-4, advantage in corners. The final Hornets corner came in the last 30 seconds of the contest.
SU 2, Quakers 0
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Shenandoah University women’s soccer team likely earned a spot in the upcoming ODAC Tournament by downing Guilford Saturday afternoon.
Shenandoah (6-9-1, 4-4-1 ODAC) now stands in seventh place in the league with three conference games remaining. The top eight teams in the league make the tournament and SU holds a 11⁄2-game lead over eighth place Randolph and a three-game lead over Emory and Henry as well as Guilford (3-13, 2-7).
The Hornets hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the WildCats, Wasps and Quakers.
Shenandoah earned the victory by scoring one goal in each half Saturday afternoon with Hannah Oakes scoring in the 15th minute, and Stormie Malik in the 69th.
Oakes one-timed a Sarah Hensley free kick for the game-winner while Malik tallied unassisted with a deflection inside the box.
SU outshot its hosts 21-7 for the contest, including 14-4 in the second half, and took seven of the 10 corner kicks awarded.
Nichole Pratt made four saves in earning the shutout.
college cross country
SU preps for ODAC meet
NEWPORT NEWS — The Shenandoah University men’s and women’s cross country teams prepared for their initial ODAC Championships in two weeks by competing in the CNU Invitational Saturday afternoon.
The SU women finished 14th among D-III schools at the meet while the men did not score because of an injury suffered during the meet.
There were 17 women’s teams and 12 men’s teams competing in the meet on a brand new course at Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News. A total of 148 men entered the 8,000 meter race with 184 women ran in their 6,000 meter event.
Sophomore Dorothy Earner had the top finish for the women, coming in 56th of 147 D-III runners with a time of 25 minutes, 59 seconds.
On the men’s side, sophomore Jacob Brennan came in 39th of 124 runners with a 27:39.