Greensboro Stops Shenandoah's 10-Game Streak

GREENSBORO, N.C. Shenandoah University saw its program record 11-game winning streak come to an end Saturday with a 15-14 USA South loss at Greensboro.

Shenandoah (11-3, 5-1 USA South) can still claim a share of the USA South Conference regular season title, but will need to defeat league leader Christopher Newport next Saturday in Newport News to create a three-way tie with SU, CNU and GC (7-3, 3-1).

The loss is just the second of the year for the Hornets against Division III competition. Shenandoah had not lost to a DIII opponent since taking on Lynchburg on March 2 in the second contest of the season.

The Pride scored the game-winning goal with 1:12 remaining, getting a Layne Woodard to Ashle Nolen tally to break a 14-14 tie and take the one-goal victory.

Nolen's goal capped a day in which the two teams were tied six times and traded the lead on two other occasions.

SU took its first lead with 24:27 to play when senior Jennie Ott gave the Hornets a 10-9 advantage by converting a free position shot.

Ott's tally finished a comeback in which Shenandoah spotted GC the first five goals of the contest. SU outscored its hosts 10-4 from the 20:32 mark of the first until Toni Battaglia tied it at 10-10 with 23:34 remaining.

The two teams were then tied at 10, 11, 12 and 14 before Nolen netted the game-winner.

Freshman Samantha Sisson paced the Hornets with six goals and two assists for eight points while Amy Rollins had two goals. Eight different women scored at least one goal for Shenandoah.

GC owned a 24-22 advantage in shots and scooped up 13 of the game's 23 groundballs. SU won 18 of 31 draw controls.

The Hornets have their final home game of the season on Wednesday at 5:30 against future ODAC foe Sweet Briar.

2011-04-02



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