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Championship Preview

Championship Preview

WINCHESTER, Va. - For the second consecutive season, the Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team finds itself 60 minutes from its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth as the Hornets will play in a league championship game this Saturday afternoon.

Last season, SU fell to Christopher Newport in a neutral site championship at Springwood Park in Burlington, N.C. as part of the USA South Conference Spring Sports Festival.

This year, the Hornets, as the highest remaining seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament, will host Washington and Lee University on Saturday at 1:00 in the ODAC Championship game.

The winner of Saturday's game claims the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament in addition to the league title.

The NCAA Tournament field will be announced Sunday evening.

W&L, the league's pre-season favorite, has won a league-record 13 ODAC championships including the last three and four of five during head coach Brooke O'Brien's tenure in Lexington.

Shenandoah comes into the game as the No. 2 seed in the tournament and boasts a 12-4 overall record. Last Saturday, coach Lindsey Lutz' club downed Randolph-Macon 17-5 to reach the tournament championship game.

Junior Samantha Donaghy had a career-high seven goals and one assist for eight points while classmate Samantha Sisson added four goals and two assists.

Ashley Cross made 13 saves in the win.

The semi-final round victory sends SU into a championship game for the third time in program history. The 2005 team won the USA South title while Lutz' club fell 13-9 to CNU last spring.

Fourth-seeded Washington & Lee, 9-9 on the year, advanced to the championship with a 13-9 win over fifth-seeded Lynchburg in the quarterfinals and a 14-13 upset of No. 1 Guilford this past Saturday.

Saturday's game is a rematch of the April 3 regular season contest, a game that SU won 11-7 over the Generals.

Mary Kogler and Amy Rollins paced the victors with three goals each in that game with Meade Brewster tallying four goals for W&L.

Cross had 13 saves for SU with Cara Mulligan stopping seven shots for Washington and Lee.

There is no charge for Saturday's game. Due to the 86th Apple Blossom Festival being held this weekend in Winchester, fans are urged to use the Tulane Drive entrance into Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium. Directions to that entrance can be found here.

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