Shenandoah Takes First-Ever Win vs. Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. - Shenandoah earned its first-ever victory over future ODAC rival Randolph-Macon with a 17-11 win Thursday afternoon. The victory is also the sixth straight for Shenandoah (9-2).

The Hornets led throughout over R-MC (5-4) but needed to withstand a pair of Yellow Jackets rallies.

Leading 5-1 after Samantha Sisson fed Corrinne Kosmowski for a goal at 17:59 of the first, SU saw Macon score three straight to cut the deficit to 5-4 by the 12:07 mark.

Sisson, who finished with a game-high six goals and one assist for seven points, finally snapped the streak with an unassisted tally at 9:21.

The goal would be the first of three straight for Sisson and part of an 11-2 run that gave the Hornets their largest lead, 16-6, with 6:37 remaining.

Unfortunately for Shenandoah, the 'Jackets refused to fold their tents, scoring five straight to make it 16-11 with just under two minutes left.

SU coach Lindsey Lutz then subbed her starting midfield back in, with Sisson winning the ensuing draw and eventually coasting home to the victory.

Mary Kogler, who had three goals, closed the book in the day's scoring with a goal off of a Hanna Poole assist at 1:07.

Ten different women had at least one point on the day.

The Hornets outshot Macon 31-28, split 36 groundballs and saw R-MC win 16 of 30 draws.

SU goalie Ashley Cross made nine saves.

Shenandoah hosts LaGrange on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in a USA South Conference contest.

2012-03-29



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