GRANTHAM, Pa.- Hood College could not keep up with the shooting of No. 12 Messiah, falling in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth opener 17-3.
Inside the Box Score
- Rachel Slater, Kara Phoubandith and Jade Locklear each scored for the Blazers.
- Rylie Benoit-Nobis had six saves, seven ground balls and caused five turnovers.
- Nikki Lunn added four ground balls.
How it Happened
- The Falcons (6-2, 1-0) took control from the beginning, scoring seven straight goals in the first half of the game.
- Locklear broke up the streak with a goal for Hood (4-5, 0-1) at 8:49 in the first. Messiah led 11-1 at the half.
- The Falcons opened the second half with four goals.
- Slater scored for the Blazers at 19:25 in the second. Phoubandith added a score with 4:14 to play.
- Allie Colson and Claire Stikeleather led in goals for the Falcons, scoring four and three goals, respectively.
- Kathryn Milwicz added five ground balls and four caused turnovers.
- Alexa Dipeso made five saves in her start for Messiah.
- The Blazers were outshot 29-12.
Hood hosts Lycoming on Saturday, April 1 for the first home game of MAC Commonwealth play.