WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team earned its third straight victory of the week with a 14-6 non-league win over Marymount Sunday afternoon.
Shenandoah (3-3) scored seven goals in each half to easily dispatch the Saints (2-2).
Senior Samantha Donaghy scored the initial goal of the contest with a free position goal at 27:20, and after Chelsea Ritter scored unassisted for MU 51 seconds later, the Hornets took the lead for good on an Erin Higgins tally at 23:29.
Higgins, a freshman from Garden City, N.Y., was playing against her twin sister, Meghan, in the contest.
Higgins had three goals for the hosts in the first half as SU took a 7-3 lead into the break.
Marymount, which outshot Shenandoah 27-24, was continually turned away by Hornets goalie Ashley Cross. Cross had 11 saves in the game, including six in the second half.
Cross' penultimate save, on a Megan McGuirk shot with one minute remaining, was the 449th of her career and vaulted her past Wendy Taylor '07 for the all-time lead at SU.
Senior Samantha Sisson had a team-high five points for Shenandoah with four goals and one assist.
She had a back-breaking goal at the end of the first half, hitting the back of the net as the horn sounded, to give the hosts the four-goal advantage.
Marymount could not cut the deficit under five for the entire second half.
MU held a 22-17 advantage in groundballs while the Hornets won 13 of 21 draw controls.
Note: The win Saturday was the 50th career victory for head coach Lindsey Lutz.