Kooser gets 100th assist as men's lacrosse remains perfect

Zak Kooser (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Zak Kooser (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

DOVER, Del. - Hood College's Zak Kooser became the first player in program history with 100 career assists in a 16-6 non-conference men's lacrosse victory at Wesley. 

The Blazers remained unbeaten at 6-0 on the season. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Kooser had two goals and two assists in the game. His 100th helper came on his second assist with 1:21 remaining in the game. 
  • Grayson Zubradt led all players with five goals and four assists in the game. The four assists tied a career-high.
  • Bentley LeBarron scored three times and assisted on two others. 
  • Eddie Somerville and Devin Morse had two goals apiece.
  • Noah Waterlander made four saves in 55 minutes before giving way to Trenton Lazorchak
  • Ian Wittler caused three turnovers. 
  • Hood's face off specialists won 21 of 23 tries on the afternoon, including a perfect 10 of 10 in the second half. Ben Gilbert went 9 of 10, Shea Anderson was 10 of 11 and Shawn Wise won both of his attempts. 
  • Anderson and Vashon Davis had four ground balls apiece. 

How it Happened

  • Hood scored twice in the opening 65 seconds of the contest to take command. Gilbert won face-offs that resulted in goals by Zubradt at 14:28 and Somerville 33 seconds later. LeBarron and Robert Mauer picked up the assists, respectively. The two scores were the first of five in a row to open the contest as the Blazers took a 6-1 lead into the second quarter. 
  • The second period was more of the save as Hood scored the first three goals of the quarter. Zubradt assisted on goals by LeBarron and Morse for an 8-1 lead with 6:24 on the clock. Gilbert won another face-off and fed Zubradt only 12 seconds later for another quick score. 
  • Both teams added goals in the final minute of the half for a 10-2 Blazer lead at halftime. 
  • Kooser scored off an assist from Zubradt for the only goal of the third quarter. 
  • Hood opened the fourth period with a 4-1 spurt that made the score 15-3. Kooser, Zubradt and Somerville scored unassisted to start the run before a Davis assist to Zubradt made it a 12-goal difference with 6:48 to play. The Wolverines closed the game with a 3-1 run to pull within 10. 

Notes

  • Adam Tewey led Wesley with two goals and two assists. 
  • Dylan Sicca made 16 saves. 
  • Ben Mitzel recorded five ground balls while Nick Bruhn caused three turnovers. 

Up Next

The Blazers head to Chatham on Saturday, March 23.