CNU Routs Shenandoah, Claims Top Seed in Tourney

WINCHESTER, Va. Visiting Christopher Newport University clinched the USA South Conference women's lacrosse title with a 21-5 victory over Shenandoah University Saturday afternoon on Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. CNU (9-4, 6-0 USA South) earns the No. 1 seed with the win over Shenandoah (8-7, 5-2).

The Captains will face fourth-seeded Ferrum on Friday at 1 in the first conference semi-final while SU will take on Greensboro at 3:30 in the second contest.

Once again this year, both the semi-finals and finals will be played at Springwood Park in Burlington, N.C. as part of the USA South Conference Spring Sports Festival.

Christopher Newport wasted little time in seizing control of the contest; the Captains scored four goals in the first 5:33 of the contest and led 8-0 before freshman Sydney Anderson finally stopped the run with a free position goal for the Hornets at 18:23.

Anderson set classmate Amy Rollins up at 15:52, but this would be as close as SU would get. Christopher Newport scored the final seven goals of the half to take a 15-2 lead into the halftime lockerroom.

Junior Jennie Ott opened the second half scoring for the hosts with an unassisted tally 46 seconds in, but the Captains scored six of the game's next seven goals to coast home to the victory.

Sara Mucciaro, at 16:55, and Alexis Landau, with 92 seconds remaining, had the Hornets final two goals.

CNU outshot SU 39-12, won 18 of 28 draw controls and had a slight, 14-13, advantage in groundballs.

Tori Beasley made 13 saves for Shenandoah.


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