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This Weekend in SU Sports

Field Hockey headlines three sports hosting events this weekend.
Field Hockey headlines three sports hosting events this weekend.

WINCHESTER, Va. – Six Shenandoah University teams are in action this weekend with three squads – field hockey, men's golf and women's golf – hosting home events.

The field hockey team plays its second straight home game with a 1 p.m. game Saturday afternoon versus Stevenson University. The Hornets and Mustangs have met in each of the past six seasons with each game of the series decided by no more than three goals. Last year, Stevenson was a 2-1 winner in a September 17 game in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Sophomore Taylor Hayes, the ODAC Player of the Week two weeks ago, leads SU in scoring with three goals and two assists for eight points. Melissa DeiTos has seven points Megan Stevens six to back up Hayes.

Ten different women have scored at least one point for the squad this season.

Both golf teams host their lone match of the fall season this weekend as the women play Saturday and Sunday at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club and the men on Sunday and Monday at Winchester Country Club.

All six women and 14 of the 15 men are scheduled to compete in their respective two-day, 36-hole events.

On Sunday, the women tee off beginning at 9 a.m. with the men scheduled to start at 12:30.

The remaining teams in action this weekend - football, men's soccer and women's volleyball – are all on the road.

Football seeks its second-ever 3-0 start with a 7 p.m. game at 2016 NCAA playoff participant Hobart (N.Y.) College.

Hobart, the alma mater of both head coach Scott Yoder and defensive backs coach Drake Woodard, is 1-1 on the year after downing St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 31-3 this past Saturday.

Saturday's game is the final non-conference tilt for the football team. SU opens ODAC play on Thursday, September 28 in a 6:30 game at Randolph-Macon.

Men's soccer continues its non-conference start to the season with a noon game at Goucher. The Gophers are 3-3 on the year and this is the sixth straight season that the two teams have met. The last two meetings have been decided by one goal.

Volleyball has a pair of ODAC road contests over the weekend – coach Jaime Terenzi's club travels to Guilford on Saturday and Emory and Henry Sunday. The Quakers and Wasps were 3-0 and 3-2 winners, respectively, over the Hornets last season. GC earned a win in its ODAC opener Wednesday with SU and E&H both falling.

Cross country, women's soccer and men's tennis are all idle this weekend.

Capsules:

Cross Country

Idle


Field Hockey (3-2)

Saturday vs Stevenson, 1 p.m.


Football (2-0)

Saturday at Hobart, 7 p.m.


Men's Golf

Sunday, Greene Turtle Invitational at Winchester Country Club


Women's Golf

Saturday and Sunday, Greene Turtle Invitational at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club


Men's Soccer (2-3)

Saturday at Goucher, noon


Women's Soccer (3-3)

Idle


Men's Tennis (0-0)

Idle


Volleyball (4-5, 0-1)

Saturday at Guilford, noon

Sunday at Emory and Henry, 1:30 p.m.

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