Washington & Jefferson Falls to Hood in Overtime

WASHINGTON, Pa. Nick Spicer scored 95 seconds into overtime to lift Hood (Md.) to a wild 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Washington & Jefferson on Saturday evening at Alexandre Stadium.

The Blazers (5-5) scored the final five goals during the final 20 minutes (including overtime) to earn the win.

Washington & Jefferson (3-5) fell behind 1-0 four minutes into the match, but goals by sophomore midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) and junior attackers Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) and Andrew Wallick (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) gave the Presidents a 3-1 edge after one quarter.

The second quarter was affected by wind, rain and snow as a front moved through and neither team could find its footing until Ringeling scored with 52 seconds left for a 4-1 halftime lead.

The weather improved in the second half and Ringeling made it a 5-1 game with his third goal off a feed from Haas.

However, Hood took over from that point as Kris Miner scored a minute later and Corey Roberts followed with back-to-back goals early in the fourth quarter. Miner tied the game with 4:17 remaining and Spicer provided the game winner in overtime. Dominique Shorter assisted on each of the Blazers' final three goals.

Hood outshot the Presidents by a 37-16 margin and held a 41-36 ground ball advantage. The Blazers also won 12 of 15 faceoffs.

Wallick and Haas both finished with one goal and one assist for the Presidents. Sophomore Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) kept W&J in the match by making 14 saves. William Lane finished with seven saves for the Blazers.

W&J returns to Wednesday with a 7:00 pm game at the College of Wooster.

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WASHINGTON, Pa.--Junior Nick Spicer scored his third goal of the spring 1:35 into overtime as Hood College (5-5) rallied from a four-goal deficit to defeat Washington & Jefferson (3-5) by a count of 6-5 Saturday evening.

Junior Corey Roberts scored the first of his three goals on the afternoon four minutes into the first quarter off a feed from Ricky Orndorff. The helper was Orndorff's third of the year. From there, the Presidents held the Blazers scoreless for a span of 37:44 and assumed a 5-1 advantage thanks to a hat trick by Mark Ringleling.

Hood's Kris Miner finally got one past keeper Ran Kirby with 3:14 to play in the third period. The score was Miner's 14th of the year. The momentum shifted the Blazers' way in the fourth quarter as Hood ripped three unanswered scores to tie the game at 5-5. Roberts netted a pair and Miner cashed in on a man-up opportunity with 4:17 left in regulation.

W&J's Andrew Wallick had a look at the go-ahead goal but his attempt was denied by sophomore goalie Will Lane and the Blazers faced their second overtime test in three games.

Despite dominating the face-off "x" throughout the game, the Blazers were unable to secure possession to start the extra session as W&J won the face-off to start the extra session, marking the Presidents' third win out of 15 face-offs on the day.

The Presidents called timeout to set the offense. But the Blazers came up with a turnover when play resumed and called a timeout of their own. On the Blazers' next possession, senior Dominique Shorter fed Spicer for the game-winning score, marking Shorter's third assist of the game.

Lane was credited with his third win of the season in the net and stopped seven shots on the day. Randolph Clark helped the Blazers win 12 face-offs and Hood outshot the Presidents 37-16.

Hood will continue its three-game road trip Wednesday at Capital Athletic Conference rival the University of Mary Washington. The Blazers and Eagles square off at 4:00 p.m.

2011-04-02



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