Eagles Defeat Hood in CAC First Round Game

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.--Hood College (7-8) engaged in the program's first-ever postseason contest Sunday, but came up short at the hands of the University of Mary Washington Eagles (11-5), 18-4, in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament.

The third-seeded Eagles won their fifth straight game and sixth of their last seven. UMW opened up the first quarter by scoring four unanswered goals before senior Kris Miner scored his first of two tallies 3:27 into the second quarter. Hood trailed 10-1 at halftime.

Sophomore Adam Patterson notched his first career goal 3:23 into the second half, making it 10-2 Mary Washington. After another Eagle goal, Miner racked up his 24th goal of the spring with 3:50 left in the period to make it 11-3 in favor of UMW.

Senior Dominique Shorter scored a man-down goal early in the fourth quarter, his 14th of the year, to round out the Blazers' scoring.

First-year Randolph Clark won nine face-offs for Hood while sophomore Hector Montoya registered three wins for the Blazers. Will Lane stood tough between the pipes and made 17 saves, matching his season high.

The Blazers will have two nonconference matchups remaining on the docket. Hood hosts Gwynedd-Mercy College Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in a makeup game from Feb. 22 and will travel to Susquehanna University on Tuesday, April 26.


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