Locklear, Phoubandith Lead Women's Lacrosse to Victory

Allie Appleby
Allie Appleby

BALTIMORE, Md. - The duo of Jade Locklear and Kara Phoubandith combined for 13 goals as the Hood College women's lacrosse team defeated Notre Dame (Md.) 21-12. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Phoubandith had seven goals and two assists to lead the Blazers, while Locklear added six goals and an assist. Locklear added six draw controls. 
  • Christina Murphy had two goals and three assists. Rachel Slater finished with two goals. 
  • Allie Appleby and Nikki Lunn combined for 11 ground balls and as many caused turnovers. Appleby had five ground balls and tied a school record with six caused turnovers. Lunn had six ground balls and caused five turnovers. 
  • Rylie Benoit-Nobis made five saves.

How it Happened

  • The Blazers rumbled out to a 9-0 lead over the first 14-plus minutes. Phoubandith had four of her goals during the run. The Gators broke through when Megan Morales scored with 15:30 left in the half and the two teams traded goals down the stretch. Shay Braithwaite and Appleby scored off free position shots in the final 3:31 as the Blazers took a 13-3 lead into halftime. 
  • Notre Dame (0-3) opened the second half with an 8-3 run to pull within 17-11 after Brittany Smith's score with 10:24 left. 
  • Hood (4-4) put an end to the rally with a 4-1 run to end the game. After Phoubandith scored with 5:59 on the clock, Locklear scored back-to-back goals to put the game out of reach. 

Notes

  • The win was Hood's fourth straight over the Gators in the all-time series.
  • Locklear became the seventh player in school history to top 100 career points. 
  • Kaitlyn Walter had five goals and two assists. Summer Corey scored three goals, while Kristin McGee added three assists. 
  • Deja Martin made 12 saves. 

Up Next 

The Blazers travel to Messiah for their Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth opener on Wednesday, March 29.