Hood Downs Ferrum to Set Program Record for Wins

FERRUM, Va.--The Hood College women's lacrosse team (8-6) broke the program record for victories in a season Friday after defeating Ferrum College (3-8), 9-2, in nonconference action.

Hood finished the season with a 7-1 nonconference mark and won its eighth game of the season, eclipsing the single season record of seven by the 2005 squad.

Katie Vu gave the Blazers a quick 1-0 lead just 2:47 into the game with her 12th goal of the season. Then midway through the period, Vu, Britney Colandreo and Brandy Noel scored a trio of goals within a span of 3:30 and the Blazers led 4-0 at intermission.

After Kelsey Blackwell and Jen Graham netted back-to-back scores within the first 5:05 of the second half, Ferrum broke through on an unassisted score by Phylicia Garner with 23:02 left in regulation. Amanda Hardnack found the back of the net off a feed from Monica Samayoa to make it 6-2 Hood, but Noel, Graham and Sarah Balukoff added single tallies in the final 7:04 to clinch the historic win.

Sam Liptrap made 12 saves in the net for Hood while Velena Taylor made eight stops for Ferrum.

Hood, currently in seventh place in the Capital Athletic Conference, wraps up the regular season Tuesday hosting fourth-place Stevenson University in a must-win game at 4:00 p.m. at Thomas Athletic Field.


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