Visiting Catholic Hands Shenandoah 5th Straight Loss

WINCHESTER, Va. - Visiting Catholic University sent Shenandoah University down to its fifth straight men's lacrosse defeat with a 14-4 non-league victory Tuesday night on Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium.

Catholic (8-2) needed just 12 seconds to take a lead it would not relinquish over Shenandoah (2-9). Mike Groh scored that goal off of a Mike Scotto cross-crease feed, and the Cardinals were off and running.

The two teams would trade the next four goals, with Courtney Ledden and P.J. Cooper scoring for SU at 11:05 and 9:14, respectively. Unfortunately for the home fans, Catholic strung together a 7-0 run around the first quarter break and eventually took an 11-3 lead into the half.

The second half was a slow-down affair with each team scoring once in the third before Jimmy Bitonti put the cap on the night's scoring with his unassisted goal for the victors at 10:18 of the fourth.

Kevin Totaro had the Hornets final goal, an unassisted tally, at 2:18 of the third. CUA outshot SU 41-20, won 12 of 21 faceoffs and held a 38-25 advantage in groundballs.

Shenandoah returns to the CSAC play with a Saturday game at Marywood.


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