WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University men's lacrosse team earned its first victory of the Mike Kruger era Wednesday afternoon with a 21-4 CSAC triumph over Rosemont College.
The win for Shenandoah (1-11, 1-3 CSAC) snaps a 12-game losing streak dating back to the 2011 season finale and is the first win for Kruger, who was named as the third coach in SU history in August.
The 21 goals is the most for the program since the Hornets defeated Penn State - Abington 21-1 on March 7, 2009.
The win over first-year Rosemont (0-8, 0-2) is also the first conference victory since a 9-8 decision over Centenary (N.J.) on April 8, 2009.
Shenandoah had lost 17 straight conference contests prior to today's win.
SU wasted little time against the Ravens, scoring three goals in the first 4:02 of the game and leading 7-0 after one.
SU answered this goal with seven of its own in the final 6:23 of the second period to take a 14-1 lead into the halftime lockerroom.
Kruger's club then scored the initial three goals in the third period to lead 18-1 with 2:59 remaining in the third.
The two teams traded six goals over the final 16:41 of game time to provide the final margin.
Noel and Mack both had three goals and one assist.
Shenandoah outshot the Ravens 37-23, had a 41-24 advantage in groundballs and won 16 of 29 faceoffs.
The Hornets are back in action on Saturday in a non-league contest at Bethany (W. Va.).