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Women's Lax Semi-Final Round Preview

Shenandoah travels to Washington and Lee on Saturday for the ODAC semi-finals.
Shenandoah travels to Washington and Lee on Saturday for the ODAC semi-finals.

WINCHESTER, Va. – The Shenandoah University women's lacrosse team looks for its second-ever appearance in the ODAC Championship game with its 1 p.m. semi-final round contest versus top-seeded Washington and Lee Saturday.

Shenandoah (12-6) advanced to its third straight semi-final, and fifth in seven years of league play, with a 12-11 win over Lynchburg Wednesday evening.

Regular season champ Washington and Lee (15-2 and ranked No. 1 in the nation) received a bye into the semi-finals and will host both semi-final round games as well as Sunday's championship.

No. 2 Randolph-Macon takes on third-seeded Roanoke in the other semi.

Sophomore Alyson Bittinger leads both SU and the ODAC in goals with 56 and is sixth in the league in points with 62.

The Hornets are fifth in the league in goals per game at 13.61 with the Generals leading the way at an even 17 goals per outing.

Defensively, W&L's 7.09 goals allowed is tops in the league with Shenandoah fifth at 10.56.

Washington and Lee downed the Hornets, 17-5, in Winchester on April 24.

Junior Emma Hardisky has an ODAC best 34 caused turnovers this season with classmate Cassie Arndt seventh at 21.

Caitlin Anderson leads the Generals with 19 caused turnovers.

Bittinger also leads the league with 87 draw controls while the hosts' Haley Tucker has 51 goasl and 16 assists for 67 points along with a second-best-in-league 82 draw controls despite missing the Generals past two games.

Tucker has not played since April 19 versus Virginia Wesleyan.

This is the 11th all-time matchup between SU and Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse with W&L winning nine of the previous 10 contests.

Shenandoah won the first-ever ODAC matchup versus W&L, 11-7, on April 3, 2013 only to see the Generals return the favor with an 11-8 win in the 2013 ODAC Tournament championship game.

Tournament capsule:

Shenandoah: Roster | Stats

Washington and Lee: Roster | Stats

Bracket | Series History

Live Stats | Video

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