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Eagles Clip Women's Lax

Alyson Bittinger scored the first goal of the season Tuesday for the women's lacrosse team.
Alyson Bittinger scored the first goal of the season Tuesday for the women's lacrosse team.

WINCHESTER, Va. – The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team opened up its season Tuesday afternoon with a 14-3 non-league loss to No. 8 Mary Washington.

Mary Washington (2-0) scored the game's first three goals before sophomore Alyson Bittinger tallied on a free position shot with 9:05 to play in the first for Shenandoah (0-1).

IN BRIEF

The Eagles, who opened the 2019 season Saturday with a 10-8 victory over No. 13 Washington and Lee, took an 7-1 halftime lead over the Hornets thanks to four goals in the final 6:23 of the stanza.

UMW tallied the first five goals of the second before the two teams split the game's final four goals.

Kaitlyn Morris and Cassie Arndt scored for SU on a pair of free position shots. For Morris, it was her first collegiate goal.

SU LEADERS

Goals: Bittinger, Morris, Arndt

Saves: Gianna Maria 6

TEAM STATS

Shots: UMW 25, SU 20

Saves: UMW 12, SU 6

Groundballs: UMW 15, SU 13

Clears: UMW 14-19, SU 12-16

Draw Controls: UMW 12, SU 7

FP Shots: UMW 14-19, SU 12-16 

UP NEXT

Shenandoah travels to Lycoming on Saturday for a 3:30 non-league contest.