SU battled back, cutting the deficit in half when Taylor Hayes converted a penalty stroke with 4:59 to play in the first.
The two teams went into the break at that score line with LC taking 11 of the 16 shots in the half.
Shenandoah goalkeeper Jessica Brown made four saves in the opening stanza to keep the visitors within striking distance.
In the second half, the two teams traded goals in a three-minute span in the middle of the stanza. Lynchburg scored at 52:36 with SU answering at 55:32.
LC ended with an 18-8 advantage in shots and 9-5 in penalty corners.