Shenandoah Runs Past Pacers

WINCHESTER, Va. Shenandoah earned its third straight men's lacrosse victory to start the 2013 season with a 13-10 non-league victory over Marywood on Saturday night.

The 3-0 start for SU is also the first in school history and comes over its former CSAC foe in the Pacers (0-2).

Shenandoah jumped on MU by scoring six of the eight goals in the opening stanza; the Hornets had a 6-1 runs from the 12:29 to :04 marks that was punctuated by the Aaron Paul to Matt Justice goal that made it 6-2 in favor of the hosts.

Marywood scored two of the initial three goals of the second only to see Paul feed Justice again, this time on an extra-man-opportunity, to push the margin back to four at 8-4.

Paul then closed out the half with an unassisted goal 13 seconds before the gun.

Those two goals were part of a 4-0 SU run that sandwiched halftime and gave the Hornets an 11-4 advantage by the 11:45 mark of the third.

The Pacers answered with four of the final five goals of the quarter and scored the opening tally of the fourth, but Paul fed Justice with 8:25 to give SU a comfortable four-goal margin.

Marywood, which outshot SU 48-33 and won 17 of 26 faceoffs, took 29 of 43 second half shots.

Shenandoah kept itself comfortably in control by scooping up 54 of the game's 103 groundballs and getting 15 saves from senior Tyler Quinn.

The SU extra man defense was once again outstanding, killing off the first five penalties before giving up an EMO goal at 10:33 of the fourth.

Shenandoah started the season by killing off the opponents first 19 penalties.

Paul led the victors with four goals and five assists for nine points while Justice had four goals.

The Hornets continue this homestand with a 4:00 non-league game on Thursday against Susquehanna.

2013-03-02



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