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24 March 2017 Sports


WINCHESTER, Va. – Four teams will host a total of five games this weekend as ODAC play gets underway for the majority of the spring sports squads.

All of the home events will be held on Saturday as men’s lacrosse, softball and men’s and women’s tennis all host events beginning with softball at noon.

Softball, which swept Bridgewater on Wednesday in its ODAC opener, takes on Guilford in that noon ODAC doubleheader. Men’s lacrosse also takes on Guilford with the opening faceoff on the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium turf set for 1:00.

At that same time, men’s and women’s tennis versus the ODAC‘s other set of Hornets, the Lynchburg Hornets, will be getting underway on the Lowry Tennis Courts.

No. 1/6 baseball, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field are all on the road with baseball taking on No. 20 Roanoke, women’s lax traveling to Christopher Newport and coach Andy Marrocco‘s track squads heading to Lynchburg College for the Jack Toms Invitational.

Prior to the meet, named after the longtime Lynchburg Athletic Director and Track Coach, SU assistant coach Seth McGuffin will be inducted into the LC Track & Field Hall of Fame. McGuffin was an All-American and ODAC Champion at Lynchburg before graduating in 1996.

The Guilford softball team comes into the double-dip with a 15-6 overall record but is 0-2 in the ODAC after being swept at Lynchburg Wednesday afternoon. Junior Darby Kozan is the Quakers leading hitter at .481 and GC is hitting .385 as a team.

Senior Lindsay Corbin leads Shenandoah at the plate with a .455 average, three home runs and 22 RBI.

In the circle, freshman Katherine Seidl has three wins, sophomore Carrie Robinson two and freshman Elizabeth Everette one.

Men’s Lacrosse looks to continue to its strong start to the season in taking on Guilford for the ninth time since the 2001 season. GC has won all eight of those previous matchups including a 12-8 win in Greensboro last season.

With his next point, senior attackman Stephen LaTona will become the all-time points leader at Shenandoah. LaTona is currently tied with Stephen Mayor ’09 at 204 career points and is 11 goals from tying Mayor for the top goal-scoring spot.

Even though it is early in the season, the men’s and women’s tennis matches versus Lynchburg hold immense implications for the eight-team ODAC championship tournaments. Last year, a 5-4 LC win over Shenandoah kept the SU men out of the tournament.

The Shenandoah women have qualified for three straight ODAC Tournaments and after opening the conference slate with a win at Guilford last week, are looking for a win versus LC as a building block toward its goal of hosting a quarterfinal round tournament match.

 

From suhornets.com