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Women's Hoops Announces Slate

Women's Hoops Announces Slate

WINCHESTER, Va. – Shenandoah University Head Women's Basketball Coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft announced her 2018-19 schedule Tuesday morning.

Smeltzer-Kraft, who led her Hornets into the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals for the second consecutive year last winter, has 15 home games on the docket this coming season.

A home tournament, the first for the program since 2006-07 season, highlights the home slate. Smeltzer-Kraft's club welcomes Southern Virginia, Bethany (W. Va.) and Westminster (Mo.) into the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center December 28 and 29 for the two-round tournament. SU plays Southern Virginia in the opening game of the tourney.

The squad begins its first full season in the Wilkins Center on Saturday, November 10 with a 2 p.m. non-league contest versus Hood.

The game, the sixth straight year that the Hornets and Blazers have met on the hardcourt, is one of five home games for SU in November.

Smeltzer-Kraft's club hosts Mary Baldwin on the 14th and PSU-Altoona on the 17th in non-league contests before opening up home ODAC play versus Emory and Henry on the 25th. The team completes the month on Wednesday, November 28 with a 7 p.m. ODAC tilt versus defending champion Randolph-Macon.

The Hornets host Lynchburg and Goucher on December 1 and 5, respectively, before wrapping up 2018 with its own tournament.

In January, Guilford, Hollins, Roanoke and Virginia Wesleyan visit for ODAC contests.

Shenandoah completes its home slate with February contests versus Randolph (the 2nd) and Eastern Mennonite (the 13th).

There is just one road non-league contest – at Marymount on Tuesday, November 20 – with SU traveling to Randolph, Ferrum, Bridgewater, Virginia Wesleyan, Eastern Mennonite, Washington and Lee, Randolph-Macon, Hollins and Lynchburg for ODAC games.

"We are so excited to have a full season in the Wilkins Center," Smeltzer-Kraft said. "We had great success after moving into the building last season and can't wait to build upon that foundation."

Complete schedule

NCAA Tournament Preview
March 1, 2019 NCAA Tournament Preview
Championship Preview
February 24, 2019 Championship Preview
February 24, 2019 Champions!
Semi-Final Round Preview
February 23, 2019 Semi-Final Round Preview
Women's Hoops Upsets Guilford
February 22, 2019 Women's Hoops Upsets Guilford
Women's Hoops Faces Guilford
February 21, 2019 Women's Hoops Faces Guilford
Stone Named All-ODAC
February 20, 2019 Stone Named All-ODAC
Women's Hoops Punches Ticket
February 19, 2019 Women's Hoops Punches Ticket
Women's Hoops Claims Home Game
February 16, 2019 Women's Hoops Claims Home Game
Women's Hoops Dethrones Royals
February 13, 2019 Women's Hoops Dethrones Royals
Hollins Tops Women's Hoops
February 9, 2019 Hollins Tops Women's Hoops
Women's Hoops Claws 'Cats
February 2, 2019 Women's Hoops Claws 'Cats
Free Admission Offered
January 22, 2019 Free Admission Offered
Women's Hoops Halts Hollins
January 12, 2019 Women's Hoops Halts Hollins
Hornet Hoops Move Games Up
January 11, 2019 Hornet Hoops Move Games Up
Academic Honors Announced
January 10, 2019 Academic Honors Announced
Happy New Year!
January 1, 2019 Happy New Year!
Bethany Outlasts Women's Hoops
December 28, 2018 Bethany Outlasts Women's Hoops
Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2018 Merry Christmas!
Women's Hoops Tops 'Cats
December 8, 2018 Women's Hoops Tops 'Cats
Women's Hoops Tops Gophers
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Wasps Pull Away in Third
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Happy Thanksgiving
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Women's Hoops Falls to Saints
November 20, 2018 Women's Hoops Falls to Saints
Women's Hoops Tames Lions
November 17, 2018 Women's Hoops Tames Lions
Women's Hoops Wins Opener
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Women's Hoops Picked Ninth
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Web 101
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Happy Fourth!
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