FREDERICK, Md.—The Hood College men's lacrosse team (1-1) beat Rosemont College (0-1) 16-4 in a solid home opener for the blue and grey. The Blazers gave the home crowd at Thomas Athletic Field a top display and proved superior of the Ravens for all four quarters.
Junior attacker Pat Harrington had a very good game scoring three times and assisting on another to give him four points for the game. Harrington did a great job of getting into the right positions and being able to proficiently capitalize on goal scoring opportunities. Junior Mike Higgs also had a quality contest scoring three goals which all came in the second half to put the game out of doubt.
The Blazer defense also proved to be pivotal with a good executed game plan that confused Rosemont all afternoon. What was not expected was the defense's contribution on the offensive end. Sophomore James Weger and junior Mark Filuta both scored off darting runs forward to give the Hood defense a little bragging rights at the next practice.
Junior Randolph Clark had a good day on faceoffs with the midfielder winning 19 of his 20 attempts, while also notching his first goal of the season off a faceoff win. Clark also paced the Blazers in ground balls with 13 to his name. Hood goalkeeper Joseph McCulloh picked up his first win of the season in his first start of the season. The sophomore came up with nine saves and shared the win with John Martin and Jonathan Fogarty.
It did not take long for the Blazers to establish a lead with Harrington scoring 47 seconds into the contest. Senior Adam Patterson and freshman Cody Mai were the next players to tally goals in what was a dominant first quarter display from the Blazers. Justin Regan was the only spark for Rosemont on the day and he scored the first of his two goals at the 6:27 mark of the second quarter. Hood would respond and score eight of the next nine goals in the contest to put the game out of reach and start their home slate on the winning track.
Hood will return to action this Wednesday when they host Shenandoah University in non-conference action. The game is set to begin at 3 p.m. at Thomas Athletic Field.