Shenandoah Tops Ferrum to Win Third Straight

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team posted its third straight victory Saturday afternoon with a 14-11 USA South Conference win over Ferrum College at rainy Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium.

The Hornets (4-3, 3-0 USA South) surpassed last season's win total with the victory over the Panthers (4-2, 2-1). But it was far from easy.

Leading 5-1 after Morgan Fields scored off of a Kierra Nicholson assist at 12:23, Shenandoah found itself tied with its visitors at 5-5 when Brooke Hewartson tallied off a Jen Phan feed 101 seconds before halftime.

Hewartson, who had a game-high seven goals in the contest, had two during this run. SU answered back 12 seconds before the half as junior Ashley Heroth converted unassisted following a broken Ferrum clear.

Freshman Sydney Anderson opened the second half scoring 18 seconds in on a free-position shot and FC wasn't able to get any closer than one goal the rest of the way.

The Panthers cut it to one on two different occasions, but Amy Rollins and Sara Mucciaro were able to answer for the hosts and give Shenandoah a small cushion.

Mucciaro's goal, at 11:17, gave the Hornets a 13-11 lead before Rollins closed the book with a free position goal at 10:24.

SU keeper Tori Beasley was outstanding, with a number of her nine saves coming from point-blank range. Rollins and Anderson both had three goals for the victors, while Corrinne Kosmowski and Mucciaro added two each.

Shenandoah outshot Ferrum 30-25 with the two teams splitting 44 groundballs. FC won 16 of 27 draws.

SU hosts Hollins on Monday at 7:00 pm in a non-league contest.

2010-03-13



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