Hood Prepares for Stevenson, Alvernia and Southwestern

Aleyna Fitz
Aleyna Fitz

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College will play in two Commonwealth Conference games this week along with one non-conference game. The Blazers first host Stevenson University on Wednesday, April 8 at 4 p.m., then will travel to Alvernia University at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 11, and also will host Southwestern University (Texas) on Sunday April 12 at 11 a.m. The game against Southwestern will Hood's senior game.


LIVE STATS for the game are available athttp://www.hoodathletics.com/sports/wlax/2014-15/boxscores/20150408_y3mj.xml


LIVE STATS for the game are available at http://sidearmstats.com/alvernia/wlax/


LIVE STATS for the game are available at http://www.hoodathletics.com/sports/wlax/2014-15/boxscores/20150412_bhwk.xml


Hood enters the game at 2-6 after a 16-0 loss to Messiah College on April 1. Derian Le (Frederick, Md. / Gov. Thomas Johnson) leads the Blazers with 18 goals. She is fourth on the team with 13 ground balls. Shay Braithwaite (Montgomery Village, Md. / Watkins Mill) adds 12 goals and two assists. Jade Locklear (Baltimore, Md. / Chesapeake) has scored 12 goals and two assists so far this season. The freshman also has a team-high 32 draw controls. Lauren Couch (Crownsville, Md. / Old Mill) leads the Blazers in goal, saving 101 shots and 13.50 goals against average.


On Wednesday, Couch made 10 saves in goal and added season-highs of 10 ground balls and four caused turnovers against Messiah College. Locklear picked up four ground balls and Danielle Roberts (Baltimore, Md. / Patapsco) caused two turnovers.


The Mustangs have started their season with a 5-6 record. Kathryn Merrick is leading the way for Stevenson with 30 points on 24 goals and six assists. Olivia Monteiro is second in scoring with 27 points on 21 goals and six assists. Meg Gill has a team-high 19 caused turnovers and is second in ground balls with 21. Carli Bafford leads the team with 22 ground balls and also contributes seven caused turnovers. Leanne Bittner has done the goalkeeping for the Mustangs and recorded 77 saves, while allowing about 9.55 goals a contest.


The Crusaders have started their season with a 5-4 record. Abby McCarthy is leading the way for Stevenson with 29 points on 17 goals and 12 assists. Angel Adams is second in scoring with 26 points on 21 goals and five assists. Candace Knight has a team-high 20 caused turnovers. Bailey Stover leads the team with 32 ground balls.Colleen Reilly is the goalie for the Crusaders and recorded 64 saves, while allowing about 11.65 goals a contest.


The Pirates have started their season with a 6-6 record. Courtney Ragland  is leading the way for Southwestern with 56 points on 38 goals and 18 assists. Kate Davis is second in scoring with 37 points on 33 goals and four assists. Allison Cook and Makaela Starks each have a team-high 24 caused turnovers. Cook leads the team with 53 ground balls. Jordan Little has done the goalkeeping for the Pirates and recorded 44 saves, while allowing about 10.91 goals a contest.


The Blazers host Lycoming College for a Commonwealth Conference matchup at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.

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