Shenandoah Crushes Hood to Win Fourth Straight

FREDERICK, Md.--Junior Kati Vu had a hand in three goals for Hood College (3-5) in a 19-5 nonconference loss to Shenandoah University (4-2) Monday afternoon at Thomas Athletic Field.

Vu scored twice, her 13th and 14th goals of the season, and assisted on one of sophomore Jen Civick's two scores on the afternoon. Senior Kelsey Blackwell added her 17th goal of the season just 5:40 into the game.

The Hornets outshot the Blazers 35-17 on the day and took an 11-2 lead after the opening half. SU tacked on eight more scores in the second stanza to run its win streak to four.

SU's Corinne Kosmowski paced the Hornets with five goals and two assists while Jennie Ott set up six Shenandoah scores.

Junior Helene Butler turned aside six Hornet attempts while classmate Jennifer Fischer controlled three draws and senior Abby Dyjack was credited with five ground balls.

Hood will be idle until Thursday, March 14, when the Blazers travel to the College of Notre Dame (Md.) their final nonconference matchup of the season at 4:00 p.m.

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FREDERICK, Md. Shenandoah University won its fourth straight women's lacrosse game Monday afternoon with an 19-5 non-league victory at Hood College.

All four wins have come on the road for SU (4-2) and the 19 goals is a season-best for the club.

Much as in the previous three victories, the Hornets rode a fast start to the win over the Blazers (3-5).

Freshman Samantha Donaghy got Shenandoah on the board with an unassisted tally at 28:07, and coach Lindsey West's club held the lead for the remainder of the contest.

The Hornets, thanks to points from eight different women, took an 11-2 lead into the halftime locker room.

Sophomore Corrinne Kosmowski did most of the damage, registering three goals and one assist, while senior Jennie Ott and sophomore Sydney Anderson both had a goal and two assists.

Freshman Samantha Sisson and sophomore Amy Rollins rounded out the first-half multiple goal scorers with two each.

SU outshot Hood 21-8 in the opening 30 minutes and forced the Blazers into 16 turnovers.

The second half brought more of the same as Sisson and Kosmowski scored two more times each to help the Hornets coast home to the victory.

Ott posted four second half assists to give her a school-record six for the contest.

Shenandoah goalkeeper Ashley Cross had career-best 10 saves.

The Hornets owned a 35-17 advantage in shots, scooped up 21 of the game's 37 groundballs and split the draw controls 12-12.

SU completes this five-game road trip on Thursday with a 4:30 contest at future ODAC rival Bridgewater.

2011-03-14



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