WINCHESTER, Va. – Shenandoah University earned its first-ever women's lacrosse victory over McDaniel with a 9-8 non-league win Wednesday evening.
Shenandoah (2-1) trailed 7-3 after Annemarie Duerr scored for McDaniel (0-2) 36 seconds into the second half, but scored six straight goals to beat the Green Terror for the first time in five lifetime meetings.
Alexandra Simonson gave the Hornets the lead for good, converting an empty-net free position shot with 2:24 to play. Simonson had the whole goal to shoot at as Green Terror goalie Elizabeth Collyer was whistled for returning to the crease in possession of the ball.
Just more than a minute later, Kaitlyn Morris tallied what proved to the game-winner on an unassisted tally. Morris' goal proved important as McDaniel cut the deficit in half with 17 seconds remaining.
Shenandoah won the ensuing draw and was able to run out the clock.
- Goals: Simonson 2, Alyson Bittinger 2, Kaitlyn Morris 2
- Assists: Emma Stiffler, Jordyn Miller, Nikki Zerna
- Groundballs: Bittinger 3, Gionna Maria 3
- Caused Turnovers: Emma Hardisky 4, Miller 2, Bittinger 2
- Saves: Gionna Maria 10
BY THE NUMBERS
- Shots: SU 31, McDaniel 30
- Groundballs: SU 18, McDaniel 18
- Draws: McDaniel 10, SU 8
- Clears: SU 22-of-24, McDaniel 19-of-21
- Free Position Attempts: SU 4-of-8, McDaniel 1-of-8
"It was a great comeback tonight," head coach Lindsey Lutz said. "We fought the whole time and never gave up.
"This is a great step for our program to beat them for the first time."
The Hornets are in action at Christopher Newport on Saturday at 1.