Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Hockey Heads to Rochester

Hockey Heads to Rochester

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Shenandoah University field hockey team has learned its destination for its opening game in the 2016 NCAA Division III Tournament in selections announced late Sunday night by the NCAA.

Shenandoah (13-8) will travel to Liberty League runner-up Rochester (17-4) for a Wednesday first round game. SU and UR will meet at 3 p.m. in Edwin Fauver Stadium on Rochester's campus.

The winner of Wednesday's game faces Middlebury in a neutral site game at Messiah College for round of 16 contest with the NESCAC runner-up Panthers.

The Yellowjackets, ranked fifteenth in the latest NFHCA poll, fell 2-1 to No. 17 Skidmore Saturday afternoon in the LL championship. Rochester enters the NCAA Tournament as a Pool C (at-large) selection.

Shenandoah qualified for its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance by earning the Pool A (conference champions) berth from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. SU, the fourth seed in the ODAC Tournament, won the title by defeating fifth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, top-seeded Lynchburg and third-seeded Washington and Lee on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Hornets coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft is very familiar with Rochester as she spent five years as an assistant coach with the Yellowjackets prior to taking the reins of the SU program.

Shenandoah and Rochester have one common opponent – St. Mary's (Md.) - this season. UR defeated the Seahawks 2-1 in overtime on September 4 in a neutral site game at the University of Mary Washington while SU took out SMCM 3-0 in St. Mary's City on September 21.

Information for live stats and video for the game will be posted along with the game time.

Complete bracket

President's List Announced
January 9, 2017 President's List Announced
Academic Honors Announced
January 5, 2017 Academic Honors Announced
Five Earn VaSID Hockey Honors
December 14, 2016 Five Earn VaSID Hockey Honors
Pardo Named All-Region
November 28, 2016 Pardo Named All-Region
Happy Thanksgiving
November 24, 2016 Happy Thanksgiving
Rochester Shuts Out Hockey
November 9, 2016 Rochester Shuts Out Hockey
NCAA Preview
November 8, 2016 NCAA Preview
Hockey Heads to Rochester
November 6, 2016 Hockey Heads to Rochester
November 5, 2016 Champions!
Hockey Heads to Lynchburg
November 3, 2016 Hockey Heads to Lynchburg
Hockey Spears Marlins
November 1, 2016 Hockey Spears Marlins
Hockey Hosts Marlins Tuesday
October 30, 2016 Hockey Hosts Marlins Tuesday
Hockey Earns Home Game
October 29, 2016 Hockey Earns Home Game
Hockey Soars Over Eagles
October 26, 2016 Hockey Soars Over Eagles
Roanoke Downs Hockey in OT
October 22, 2016 Roanoke Downs Hockey in OT
Lynchburg Edges Field Hockey
October 19, 2016 Lynchburg Edges Field Hockey
Hockey Shuts Out Frostburg
October 13, 2016 Hockey Shuts Out Frostburg
Wesley Escapes with Win
October 11, 2016 Wesley Escapes with Win
Hockey Swats 'Jackets
October 7, 2016 Hockey Swats 'Jackets
Hockey Roars Past Panthers
October 4, 2016 Hockey Roars Past Panthers
Hockey Dominates Vixens
October 1, 2016 Hockey Dominates Vixens
Hockey Takes ODAC Home Opener
September 28, 2016 Hockey Takes ODAC Home Opener
Generals Shut Out Hockey
September 24, 2016 Generals Shut Out Hockey
Hockey Soars Past 'Hawks
September 21, 2016 Hockey Soars Past 'Hawks
Mustangs Rally Past Hockey
September 17, 2016 Mustangs Rally Past Hockey
Eight Second Swarm Vol. 3 No. 2
September 16, 2016 Eight Second Swarm Vol. 3 No. 2
Dickinson Shuts Out Hockey
September 13, 2016 Dickinson Shuts Out Hockey
Parking Changes Now in Effect
September 12, 2016 Parking Changes Now in Effect
York Rallies Past Hockey
September 10, 2016 York Rallies Past Hockey
Hockey Halts Terror
September 6, 2016 Hockey Halts Terror
This Week in SU Sports
September 5, 2016 This Week in SU Sports
Presidents Down Hockey
September 3, 2016 Presidents Down Hockey
Hockey Dominates Blazers
September 1, 2016 Hockey Dominates Blazers
Field Hockey Poll Released
August 23, 2016 Field Hockey Poll Released
Hockey Announces Roster
August 16, 2016 Hockey Announces Roster
Happy Fourth of July!
July 4, 2016 Happy Fourth of July!
Web 101
August 30, 2015 Web 101