April 5, 2014

Hood Stopped by Lycoming

FREDERICK, Md. - A nine-goal run in the second half broke open a close game and led Lycoming to a 13-4 win over Hood in Commonwealth Conference play.

The Warriors jumped ahead 2-0 in the opening nine minutes behind goals from Mike Cooper and Sean Reilly. Sean Murphy (Chesapeake, Va. / Grassfield) scored with 3:02 left in the quarter to cut the lead in half heading into the second period.

Two goals by Matt McCaffer stretched Lycoming's (6-5, 4-0) lead to 4-1 before a goal by Brett Humphreys (Newark, Del. / Sanford) with just over a minute left made the score 4-2 at the half.

In the second half, the Warriors shut out the Blazers in the third quarter and scored nine times before a pair of late goals by Hood (3-8, 0-3) in the fourth period.

Humphreys picked up his second marker of the afternoon with 2:18 on the clock in the fourth. Patrick O'Brien (Ridley, Pa. / Ridley), who assisted on both of the Blazers' first half goals, converted a man up opportunity in the final minute. 

O'Brien led Hood with three points in the game. Randolph Clark (Chesapeake Beach, Md. / Northern) won 11-of-14 face offs and led all players with seven ground balls. James Weger (Shrewsbury, Pa. / Susquehannock) and Jared Bileski (Waterloo, Ontario / Rockway Mennonite Collegiate) each had four ground balls and two caused turnovers. 

Joseph McCulloh (Westminster, Md. / Winters Mill) started in goal and made 14 saves in the opening 49:30. John Hoffman (New Market, Md. / Oakdale) made three stops in relief.

McCaffer led all players with four goals, while Cooper scored twice. Cooper led the team with five ground balls and Trevor Williams forced four turnovers.

Alex Wylly made seven saves in the first 57 minutes. Sean Brown tallied five stops in the final three minutes of action.

Hood hosts Stevenson on April 9. 

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