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Lynchburg Outlasts Women's Hoops

Jordan Sondrol had a game high 16 points in Sunday's 74-62 loss to Lynchburg
Jordan Sondrol had a game high 16 points in Sunday's 74-62 loss to Lynchburg

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's basketball team fell 74-62 to the University of Lynchburg 74-62 in ODAC action Sunday afternoon at the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center.

Lynchburg (3-5, 2-1 ODAC) shot 50 percent on the day and 80 percent from the line to defeat Shenandoah (3-4, 0-3).


1st Quarter

Shenandoah led for a majority of the opening stanza until an Alex Allen layup tied the game up at 10-10 with 2:50 remaining. Lynchburg ended the quarter on a 10-3 run to lead 16-13.

2nd Quarter

LYN outscored SU 21-14 during the second quarter. Carolyn Noe scored with eight seconds left to give Lynchburg a 10-point lead, 37-27, heading into the break.

3rd Quarter

Starting with an Ashley Stone three pointer at the 4:51 mark, Shenandoah cut the deficit down to four thanks to a 9-2 run in a 90-second span. Lynchburg answered with two layups at the end of the quarter to hold 51-44 lead as the fourth quarter dawned.

4th Quarter

SU scored 16 of the initial 27 points of the stanza, pulling within two points of LYN following a Jordan Sondrol layup with 3:13 remaining. Lynchburg pulled away in the remaining minutes at the free throw line.


"There were a lot of positives to build on in the game," head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft said. "We have to continue to trust the process and limit the lapses."


  • Jordan Sondrol led all scorers with 16 points making 6-of-12 field goals.

  • Shannon Kuhn and Ashley Stone added 12 and eight points respectively.

  • Sarah Donley grabbed six boards and dished out two assists.

  • McKenzie Mathis recorded nine assists, tying her career high which was set December 4, 2017 against Randolph.

  • Lynchburg had five women score in double digits.

  • Lynchburg owns the series record at 17-8. Shenandoah's last win came in 2013.


Shenandoah will host Goucher on Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m.