WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University men's lacrosse team used a strong defensive effort to key a 9-2 non-league victory over Curry College Wednesday afternoon.
Shenandoah (4-2) held Curry (2-1) without a goal over the final 32:13 of the contest in securing the win in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The teams were tied after the first period with SU getting on the board first from an unassisted goal by Connor Bishop. Curry answered back with a tally from Joe Grogan off an assist by Kevin Vincens.
SU, on the strength of two Stephen LaTona goals and another from Connor Bishop, led 3-2 at the break.
Sophomore Tilghman Sanders gave the hosts some breathing room with the only goal of the third, scoring at 12:14, before the Hornets used a five-spot in the fourth to coast home to the win.
Aaron Paul scored twice and LaTona, Sanders and Bishop one time each in the final stanza to provide the final margin of victory.
Judy had 11 of his 21 stops in the second half, including six in the fourth quarter.
CC outshot the Hornets 35-29, owned a 36-31 advantage in groundballs and won 10 of 15 faceoffs.
Shenandoah continues this homestand on Saturday with its ODAC opener at 4 p.m. against Hampden-Sydney. Curry will next play at Manhattanville in a 1 p.m. game start. (Game Recap Courtesy of Shenandoah Sports Information)