Shenandoah Extinguishes Blazers to Win 4th in a Row

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University ran its women's lacrosse winning streak to four games Wednesday evening with a 19-2 non-league victory over Hood College.

Shenandoah (7-2) scored the first seven goals of the game and never looked back against Hood (2-7).

Sophomore Samantha Sisson tallied the initial goal of the contest for the victors, scoring unassisted at 24:59, before Corrinne Kosmowski and Liz Bereit got a pair of goals in a 97-second span in the opening moments.

Bereit's first goal, on a free position at 20:22, proved to be the game-winner.

Five different women: Mary Kogler, Samantha Donaghy, Sydney Anderson, Erin Oliver and LIz Grover, all scored for the Hornets before halftime.

Kosmowski had three goals at the break while Donaghy had a half-high four points on a goal and three assists.

The second half brought more of the same as only Bereit and Kogler, with two each, scored more than one time.

In all, 10 different women scored goals with Donaghy tying a school record with six assists. She ties the mark set by Jennie Ott last season against Hood.

Bereit had a game-high four goals along with one assist.

SU outshot its visitors 41-9, had a 26-13 advantage in groundballs and won 13 of 22 draws.

Goalkeeper Ashley Cross had five saves.

The Hornets host Greensboro in a USA South Conference contest on Saturday. Game time is 2:00.

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WINCHESTER, Va.--First-year Bailey Czech and senior Julia Banks scored for Hood College (2-7) in a 19-2 nonconference loss to the Shenandoah University Hornets (7-2) Wednesday evening.

Banks notched her 13th goal of the season and picked up her third assist of the year on Czech's score (her 10th). Hood's leading scorer Caitlin Lawrence was held without a goal for the first time all season but was credited with her fourth assist on Banks' tally; Lawrence is now tied for the team lead in assists.

Helene Butler stopped 12 shots for the Blazers while Kimi Brunot forced a pair of turnovers. The Blazers were without the services of two senior defenders, Jennifer Fischer and Maria Moss, who were whistled for red cards in Hood's last game at Neumann University. As a result, all 12 Blazer starters played the entire 60 minutes in the contest.

Banks netted her tally with 8:57 remaining in the first half to halt a run of seven unanswered goals by the Hornets. Czech found the back of the net with 5:10 left in regulation.

Hood controlled nine draws, including four by Lawrence, and scooped 13 ground balls.

Nine different Hornets scored on the night led by Liz Bereit's four-goal performance as Shenandoah outshot Hood, 41-9.

Hood returns to Thomas Athletic Field Saturday for a noon contest against nonleague rival Ferrum College.

2012-03-21



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