Shenandoah Flies by Frostburg to Even Record

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University earned its first win of the 2012 women's lacrosse season with a 14-5 non-league victory over Frostburg State Tuesday afternoon.

Sophomore Samantha Sisson scored eight goals to lead the Hornets (1-1) to their second straight victory over FSU (0-1). Sisson scored her eight goals, which is a new career-high, on just 11 shots. She was 3 for 3 in free position shots and also led SU with four draw controls.

Shenandoah scored the first four goals of the game, the last three by Sisson, in the first 14 minutes to take a commanding lead over the Bobcats.

Freshman Liz Bereit had the opening goal of the contest with an unassisted tally at 22:41. Sisson then scored at 17:21, 16:42 and 16:16 to give SU the big lead.

Junior Sydney Anderson answered Frostburg's first goal with a free position tally at 5:13 before Sisson gave the hosts the eventual game-winner by tallying unassisted at 2:04.

Shenandoah was able to extend its lead out to eight goals on three different occasions in the second half before Justina Ludwig scored with nine seconds remaining to provide the final margin of victory.

The Hornets were able to coast home to the win not only because of Sisson's offensive exploits, but also a strong defensive effort. Coach Lindsey Lutz' club caused eight of Frostburg's 19 turnovers and goalkeeper Ashley Cross had eight saves.

Half of the stops that Cross made came on free position shots, as FSU was just 3 of 9 from eight-meters. Cross stopped the Bobcats first three free-position attempts. SU had a 19-12 advantage in groundballs and also won 12 of 21 draws.

The Hornets open USA South Conference play on Saturday at Methodist. Game time is noon.


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