Rachel Wood, Kacie Farrer and Brandi Greenwald each reached the scorebook for the Lady Hawks (5-6, 2-0 SSAC East), who won their third straight match and remained unblemished in SSAC East competition.
Shorter beat the Lady Barons (2-9, 1-1 SSAC East) for the fifth consecutive time, scoring three goals for the second straight outing and remaining in a tie for first place in the East Division with fellow league unbeatens Emmanuel College and Lee University.
Wood, the catalyst of Shorter's offensive attack, scored her team-high seventh goal of the season to kick start the Lady Hawks' offensive flurry to close the match.
Her strike came off a free kick from Farrer, whose ball from 50 yards out eluded Lady Barons' keeper Mallory Lashley and landed in the path of Wood, who calmly finished to draw Shorter even at 1-1 with half an hour to play.
Farrer gave Shorter a 2-1 lead several moments later with her first goal of the season, a gorgeous volley off a feed from Camilla Hellstrom, and Greenwald, who transferred to Shorter from Brewton-Parker following her All-SSAC campaign with the Lady Barons in 2008, closed the book on her former team with her third goal of the year in the 86th minute.
The Lady Hawks had been 0-5 in 2010 when their opponent scored first, and, after a scoreless opening 45 minutes, consequently found themselves having to claw back from another deficit as Brewton-Parker's Anallely Contreras scored in the 56th minute to put Shorter in a 1-0 hole.
But Wood, a senior in the midst of her best season as a Lady Hawk, gave Shorter the answer it needed just minutes later, and Shorter dominated the latter portions of the second half to depart Mount Vernon victorious and pick up its second road win of the season.
Shorter returns home on Saturday, Oct. 16 when it welcomes SSAC East Division newcomer Truett-McConnell College to Ben Brady Field for a 4:30 p.m. kickoff.