Top 10 Roundup
Captains post seven goals to sail by Shenandoah
No. 6 Mary Washington 1, Roanoke 0
SALEM, Va. -- Jenna Steele scored in the first two minutes of the second half, and that's all Mary Washington would need in its 1-0 victory against Roanoke on Sunday.
Steele's unassisted score came on the Eagles' seventh shot on goal and made Mary Washington 7-0 on the year. The loss drops Roanoke to 1-3.
Emily Badis made two saves in 70 minutes for the shutout. Candice Fisher made 13 saves but was saddled with the loss.
No. 9 Christopher Newport 7, Shenandoah 1
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Kelsey Clark scored twice for the second consecutive day, while Jordan Snider and Shelby Judkins each tallied a goal and an assist to help lead Christopher Newport to its sixth consecutive victory as CNU stormed past Shenandoah 7-1 on Sunday afternoon at Captains Turf Field.
After posting the first multi-goal effort of her career on Saturday, Clark matched that effort on Sunday after collecting a pair in the second half. Judkins and Snider also teamed up on two goals to help break open the game in the first half, while Taylor Young, Lauren Cheatham and Meghan Sullivan rounded out the offense for CNU (6-0).
On the defensive side, Bailey Lien stopped three shots during a scoreless first half, while Savanah Cummings and Julie Collins manned the cage after halftime. The back line also had a tremendous effort as Judkins, Chelsea Hines, and Taylor Williams all secured defensive saves to quiet the Shenandoah attack.
As they have all season, the Captains set the tone early. CNU unloaded the first seven shots of the game. After Lien kicked aside the first Shenandoah attack at the 11-minute mark, Christopher Newport immediately responded.
After securing the ball near the top of the circle, Young fired a spinning dart toward the cage. The shot ricocheted off a pair of Hornets, including the goalie, before finding its way through the defense for the squad's first goal at 15:47.
With a one-goal edge, CNU quickly broke the game open with help from Judkins and Snider. They combined forces on a pair of goals during a seven-minute run late in the half. On the first one, Snider snapped off a bullet, which Judkins deflected just enough to find an opening. Later, after the Hornets clamped down on three consecutive scoring opportunities, Judkins repaid the favor and sent a pass to Snider, which she quickly deposited for the squad's third goal of the game at the 30-minute mark.
Lauren Cheatham started the scoring early in the second half for the Captians before Clark got her first goal. Ashley Cross then scored at 47:41 for Shenandoah and nine seconds later, Clark added her second goal of the game. Meghan Sullivan finished the scoring in the 61st minute.