Shenandoah Wins Overtime Thriller Over Hood

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Shenandoah University earned its first overtime victory of the Marshall Era with a 9-8 non-league triumph over Hood College Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah (3-2), which led 6-3 midway through the third quarter, needed to rally for the win as Hood (1-1) roared back into the contest.

The Blazers, who dominated at the faceoff 'x', winning 15 of 21 draws on the day, used this possession advantage to sandwich a five-goal run around the third quarter gun to take an 8-6 lead with 9:42 to play.

SU began its comeback with a Drew Brooks tally at 7:47 before junior Aaron Paul knotted the game at 8-8 with an unassisted goal 49 seconds before the end of regulation.

Randolph Clark, who had won 15 of 17 draws to this point for HC, lost the ensuing faceoff to the Hornets' Tilghman Sanders, but Shenandoah was unable to get off a shot before the end of the fourth.

Hood won the opening faceoff of the sudden victory OT but turned it over its defensive end, setting SU up with possession.

Freshman Frank Tejera found Terrance Mulvey on the right wing and Mulvey ripped a bounce shot past Blazers keeper John Martin for the game winner.

The assist was the third of the game for Tejera.

Brooks had four goals for the victors.

Shenandoah outshot its visitors 36-35 with Hood holding a 32-28 advantage in groundballs.

Ben Judy had 14 saves, including 11 in the first half, to earn the win.

SU hosts another SU, Susquehanna, on Thursday at 4:00.

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WINCHESTER, Va. - Hood College rallied to take a lead, but Shenandoah tied the game in the final minute of regulation and scored the game winner in the first minute of overtime as the Blazers fell 9-8 in non-conference action.

In overtime, after a Hood turnover, Terrence Mulvey took a pass from Frank Tejera and scored the game-winner 48 seconds into the extra time.

Hood (1-1) trailed 6-3 midway through the third quarter, but rallied with a five-goal run to take the lead. Alex Villegas (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) scored unassisted with less than a minute left in the third as the Blazers pulled within two entering the final period. Randolph Clark (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Northern) won the opening faceoff in the fourth and found Chris Wilbur (Boxborough, Mass./Acton Boxborough Regional) free for the score just eight seconds into the quarter. Clark won the next faceoff, as well, and the Blazers maintained possession for a minute before Tai Foster (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou) took a feed from Brett Humphreys (Newark, Del./Sanford) to tie the game at 6-6 with 13:52 to play.

The Hornets were called for unnecessary roughnes at 12:23 and with just nine seconds left in the man up situation, Foster scored with an assist from Villegas to give Hood the lead with 11:31 to play. Shenandoah (3-2) turned the ball over on its next possession and after a timeout, Patrick O'Brien (Ridley, Pa./Ridley) extended the Blazers' lead to 8-6 at the 9:42 mark.

Drew Brooks pulled the Hornets back to within one with a goal two minutes later and Aaron Paul tied the contest up with just 49 seconds left in regulation at 8-8.

During the first half, Shenandoah scored the first two goals of each period and Hood scored the once in each period to trail at the half 4-2.

Clark returned to the lineup and was force on faceoffs, winning 15 of 18. He led all players with 10 ground balls.

Villegas and O'Brien both had two goals and an assist in the contest. Foster scored a pair of goals, and Wilbur and Humphreys chipped in with a goal and assist apiece.

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2014-03-01



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