WINCHESTER, Va. – The Shenandoah University men's and women's basketball teams return to action Tuesday with a pair of road games beginning with the women's contest at Hood College starting at 6 p.m.
The Shenandoah men, 1-1 under new coach Adam Walsh, play the first of two NCAA Division I opponents this season in a 7 p.m. exhibition contest at William & Mary.
This matchup, along with the Hornets game on Monday, November 27 at UMBC, will not count toward the team's overall record.
The Shenandoah women are also 1-1 on the year – coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft's club dropped a 79-71 non-league contest at Averett Saturday afternoon after opening the year with a 72-39 blowout win over Goucher.
Sophomore Jordan Sondrol leads Smeltzer-Kraft's club in scoring at 23.5 points per game. After putting up a career-high 19 points in the Goucher contest, Sondrol bested that mark with 29 points Saturday in Danville.
Arcata, a career 10.0 points per game player, is now 222 points from 1000 for her career. At her current rate of scoring, she should crack the 1000-point barrier in the Eastern Mennonite game on February 6.
Tomorrow's non-league contest at Hood is the 27th in history between the two programs with SU holding a 20-6 edge in the all-time series.
Last season, the Blazers were 74-71 overtime winners in Winchester on December 17, 2016. The OT win was the second consecutive for Hood in the longtime series. The Blazers are 2-0 on the year after opening the season with wins over St. Mary's (Md.) and Goucher over the weekend.
The SU men have played William & Mary twice in history, the last on December 16, 2010 with the Tribe winning 72-44.
Classmate Jonah Meredith hits for 10.5 ppg and is third on the team with 4.5 rebounds per outing.
A trio of sophomores: Nathan Knight, Justin Pierce and Matt Milon, lead W&M in scoring. Knight currently has a 20.0 points per game average, Pierce 16.7 and Milon 12.3.
Knight is also tops on the boards at 9.7 per outing.