Stevens' hat trick guides Shenandoah in ODAC opener

Ferrum College’s Shannon Proa (No. 21) defends Shenandoah University’s Colleen Schneider as she drives to the goal just before intermission of Saturday’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) field hockey match at W.B. Adams Stadium.

FERRUM — Shenandoah University tallied six goals in the first quarter and five in the final frame Saturday for an 11-0 shut-out triumph over Ferrum College in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) field hockey opener for both clubs at W.B. Adams Stadium.

Megan Stevens notched a hat trick — three goals scored — for the Hornets (1-0 in the ODAC, 8-2 overall). Kelsey Jones distributed five assists and Hailey Colt and Raven Barter each tallied two goals.

Stevens scored Shenandoah initial goal 48 seconds into the match. She completed her hat trick with fourth-quarter tallies at 45:55 and 50:37.

Also scoring for the Hornets were Taylor Hayes, Hannah Mink, Lindsey Florio and Serena Farmer.

Hayes attempted a match-high six shots.

Ferrum (0-1 in the ODAC, 2-8 overall) suffered its third straight loss. All eight of its defeats are by shutout.

Shenandoah finished the match with advantage in shots (31-1), shots on goal (22-0) and penalty corners (24-2).

Brittany Warren took the Panthers’ lone shot.

Ferrum committed 39 fouls to 22 for Shenandoah.

Shenandoah’s Isabella Morande was the winning goalkeeper.

Ferrum netminder Mia Holmes collected 11 saves in 60 minutes of action.

The Panthers return to action today against ODAC foe Washington and Lee University. Match time at Adams Stadium is 7 p.m.

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