Posted: Mar 03, 2018
FREDERICK, Md. The Hood College men's lacrosse team held off an upstart Chatham squad for a 14-10 victory.
Inside the Box Score
- Grayson Zubradt netted five goals and two assists.
- Jason Jaworski, Gavin Combe, and Patrick Hurley each notched two goals. The two goals were the first of Combe's career.
- Michael Mullen and Connor Smith each recorded their first career goals as Blazers.
- Ben Gilbert scooped up seven ground balls and won 12 of 23 faceoffs.
- Zak Kooser added two helpers and four ground balls.
- Ian Wittler caused two turnovers.
- Noah Waterlander and Kyle Morgenroth each made six saves in goal. Waterlander played the opening 33 minutes, with Morgenroth coming on for the final 27.
How it Happened
- Chatham struck first with a goal at the 9:27 mark by Tyler Hayes.
- Hood answered with four straight goals before the Cougars could score again with 10:22 remaining in the second period to make the score 4-2.
- Again Hood responded with three unanswered goals capped off by a goal by Combe at 2:48 to take a 7-2 lead into halftime.
- The Cougars scored first in the second half at the 14:17 mark but 15 seconds later Zubradt netted a goal off a pass from Will Clampitt to keep a five-goal lead at 8-3. Chatham scored the next two goals, trimming the Blazer lead to 8-5. Hurley took a pass from Eddie Somerville at the 10:59 mark and rifled it into the goal to push the lead back to four for the Blazers.
- The Cougars, who received three goals from Hayes in the third, were able to score three of the last four goals in the quarter to make the score 10-8 heading into the final period.
- The Blazers notched four straight goals in the fourth quarter to take a commanding 14-8 lead with just under five minutes to play.Chatham netted two goals after that but could draw no closer.
- Hayes led the Cougars with four goals and two helpers. Alec Vissotski added 10 grounds balls and two caused turnovers. Kyle Peterson recorded 13 saves in goal.
- It was the first loss ever for the first-year Chatham squad, which had started the program's existence with two straight wins.
The Blazers host Washington & Jefferson on Wednesday, March 7 at 4 p.m.