Hood Rolls Over St. Joseph's (Me.)

FREDERICK, Md.--Senior Kris Miner registered six points on four goals and two assists to lead Hood College (2-2) to a decisive 15-3 non-conference victory over St. Joseph's College (Me.) (2-2) Saturday afternoon at Thomas Athletic Field.

Hood won 18 of the game's 22 face-offs on the day and recorded a season-high 15 goals en route to evening its overall record at 2-2. The Blazers also outshot the Monks, 50-16, and forced the visitors into 40 turnovers.

The Blazers scored the first six games of the contest spanning the first two quarters. Spencer Hunt got St. Joseph's on the board with a man-up score at the 11:26 mark of the second period for the Monks' only tally of the first half.

Hood reeled off six more scores in the second half, including back-to-back man-down goals by Miner and Scott Thompson, to take a comfortable 12-1 advantage heading into the final period.

Corey Roberts recorded a hat trick for Hood while Thompson finished with four points on two goals and two assists. Trey Freeman and Dominique Shorter both scored twice while Alex Engler and Ricky Orndorff also found the back of the net in the victory.

Randolph Clark was credited with 14 face-off wins and scooped 10 ground balls for Hood. James Larrimore forced four Monk miscues and John Martin made six saves in the first 45 minutes of action to claim the win. Netminders William Lane and Nicholas O'Brien combined for four saves in relief of Martin.

Hood continues its stretch of home games Wednesday against Centenary College (N.J.) Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

2011-03-12



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