Hood Edged by College of Notre Dame on Senior Day

FREDERICK, Md.--Senior Brandy Noel had a memorable individual effort on her Senior Day, but the Hood College women's lacrosse team (4-11) could not pull out the victory, falling 13-9 to the College of Notre Dame (Md.) Gators (5-6) Thursday in the Blazers' season finale at Thomas Athletic Field.

Noel, the most prolific scorer in Hood lacrosse history, notched her fourth hat trick of the season and 17th of her career, in addition to dishing her 19th career assist, but it was not enough as the Blazers were unable to rally against their former rivals from the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference (AWCC).

Noel got things going for the Blazers when she scored the 101st goal of her career in the first 36 seconds of the game. Notre Dame responded with a three-goal run, including a pair by leading scorer Lauren Terry. Hood countered with a three-goal spurt of its own to assume a 4-3 edge with 3:21 to play in the first half. Caitlin Lawrence, Katie Vu and Jen Civick all scored for the Blazers. But Ashley Demski and Terry registered unassisted scores in the final 1:45 to give CND a 5-4 lead at the break.

Hood was unable to regain the lead in the second half as the Gators outscored the Blazers, 8-5. But Noel tacked on two more goals, including Hood's final score of the day with 2:11 to play in regulation, to complete her hat trick.

Ashley Demski paced the Gators with six points on four goals and two assists, while Lauren Terry also contributed four tallies.

Senior Jessie Teague also scored for the Blazers while fellow senior Lauren Perzan collected three ground balls and won four draws in her final game in the blue-and-grey.

Sam Liptrap made seven saves while Julia Banks won four draws for Hood. CND goalkeeper turned aside 15 Blazer shots on the day.

Noel finishes her impressive lacrosse career as Hood's all-time leading scorer with 122 points (103 goals, 19 assists). Perzan leaves Hood ranked eighth all-time in goals with 50 and third all-time in assists with 32.


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