Men's Lacrosse Holds on for First Conference Win

Zak Kooser
Zak Kooser

FREDERICK, Md.- The Hood College men's lacrosse team defended its home turf, keeping Alvernia at bay late in the game to win 11-9 in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play. The Blazers scored four straight goals in the fourth quarter to build a lead sufficient to hold off the Crusaders.

Inside the Box Score

How it Happened

  • In an intense fourth quarter, the Blazers held off the Crusaders. Alvernia (3-7, 0-3) tied the score at 7-7 with 11:48 to play in the game. Hood (7-5, 1-3) responded with four straight goals in a six-minute span to take an 11-7 lead with 4:33 remaining.
  • The Crusaders took advantage of a man up situation to score on the Blazers at 3:06 in the fourth quarter. Alvernia cut the lead to two with another score immediately after the power play was released at 2:15 in the fourth.
  • With just over two minutes remaining in the game, the Blazers' held strong and controlled the ball for an 11-9 win after a well fought contest.
  • Hood had jumped to an early lead in the contest, scoring five straight goals in the first quarter, before Alvernia netted a last second score in the first.
  • The Crusaders chipped into the Blazers' lead, tying the game 5-5 at 11:07 in the third quarter.
  • Hood went back up on Alvernia with a score at 5:06 in the third, and a quick response on a faceoff win, run, and score by Kaufman at 14:52 in the fourth.

Notes

  • Jarret Abernethy and Sam St. Croix led the scoring for Alvernia, scoring a hat trick apiece.
  • Andrew Ritchie grabbed five ground balls. Patrick Dunn snatched four ground balls.
  • Kyle Augustine made six saves for the Crusaders.
  • Hood's seven wins are one shy of the school record.

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Hood heads to Albright on Thursday, April 13.