WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's basketball team fell 74-62 to the University of Lynchburg 74-62 in ODAC action Sunday afternoon at the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center.
Shenandoah led for a majority of the opening stanza until an Alex Allen layup tied the game up at 10-10 with 2:50 remaining. Lynchburg ended the quarter on a 10-3 run to lead 16-13.
LYN outscored SU 21-14 during the second quarter. Carolyn Noe scored with eight seconds left to give Lynchburg a 10-point lead, 37-27, heading into the break.
Starting with an Ashley Stone three pointer at the 4:51 mark, Shenandoah cut the deficit down to four thanks to a 9-2 run in a 90-second span. Lynchburg answered with two layups at the end of the quarter to hold 51-44 lead as the fourth quarter dawned.
SU scored 16 of the initial 27 points of the stanza, pulling within two points of LYN following a Jordan Sondrol layup with 3:13 remaining. Lynchburg pulled away in the remaining minutes at the free throw line.
QUOTE OF THE GAME
"There were a lot of positives to build on in the game," head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft said. "We have to continue to trust the process and limit the lapses."
STATS OF THE DAY
Jordan Sondrol led all scorers with 16 points making 6-of-12 field goals.
Sarah Donley grabbed six boards and dished out two assists.
McKenzie Mathis recorded nine assists, tying her career high which was set December 4, 2017 against Randolph.
Lynchburg had five women score in double digits.
Lynchburg owns the series record at 17-8. Shenandoah's last win came in 2013.
Shenandoah will host Goucher on Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m.