Big third quarter propels men's lacrosse to victory

Grayson Zubradt (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Grayson Zubradt (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

WASHINGTON, Pa. - After a low scoring first half, the men's lacrosse team hit its stride, outscoring Washington & Jefferson 8-0 in the third period as the Blazers picked up a 16-5 victory in non-conference action. 

Inside the Box Score

How it Happened

  • Hurley put Hood on the board two and a half minutes into the game off an assist from Somerville. A goal by Pat Brunner with 6:43 left tied the game but the Blazers answered two minutes later as Kooser fed Zubradt for a 2-1 lead entering the second quarter. 
  • Alex Strain scored less than a minute into the second period and the game remained 2-2 until Gavin Combe took a feed from Kooser with 1:31 left in the half. 
  • Holding just a 3-2 edge entering the second half, Hood broke the game open. Zubradt scored 30 seconds into the quarter with the help of Somerville. The Blazers then scored four times in a two-minute stretch starting at 9:51. LeBarron scored twice unassisted in the spurt and Zubradt and Kooser assisted on goals by the other as Hood claimed an 8-2 lead. 
  • Zubradt, Somerville and Robert Mauer each scored before the close of the period as the Blazers' lead swelled to 11-2. 
  • Back-to-back goals by the Presidents stopped a 9-0 Hood run and ended an 18-minute, 35-second scoring drought to make it 11-4.
  • A 5-0 run, with a different Blazer scoring each goal, followed to halt any hopes of a comeback by W&J. Jackson Hand and Matt Dees scored the final two goals of the run, the first of the season for each. 

Notes

  • Benjamin Ward scored twice for the Presidents and had one assist. Joseph Tritschler had five ground balls and two caused turnovers. 
  • Noah Cohen made 20 saves. 
  • Hood held a 48-28 advantage in ground balls and outshot Washington & Jefferson 57-31. 

Up Next

The Blazers host St. Vincent on Saturday, March 9.