Hood Outgunned in Slugfest with Ferrum

FREDERICK, Md.-Hood College (2-8, 0-2 CAC) was defeated by Ferrum College (9-4) 17-11 in a high scoring affair. The Blazers were unable to capitalize after a hot start to begin the game and the loss drops the team to its sixth straight defeat.

On a rainy and nasty day at Thomas Athletic Field Hood came out strong looking to pick up a much needed out of conference victory. Junior Caitlin Lawrence continued her phenomenal season by tallying three goals on the day. Her 30 goals are good for fifth in the Capital Athletic Conference and are best on the team.

Seniors Katie Vu and Julia Banks also had good games for the Blazers as they each scored three goals on the afternoon. Senior Jennifer Fischer chipped in with two goals to give the Blazers a balanced offensive attack.

Ferrum was led by Junior Brooke Hewartson who dazzled all day and finished with seven goals and six assists. Her younger sister Sidney Hawarston was also a menace for the Blazers as she scored four goals to help her sister and the rest of the Panthers form an offensive attack that Hood had no answer for.

The Blazers got off to a quick start scoring the game's first four goals, including two from Lawrence. Right when it seemed as though Hood had the game well in control Ferrum struck and scored the next five goals of the contest. Hood finished the half strong as a Vu goal late in the half brought Hood to within one. Ferrum's Courtney Hamm scored a late goal to give the Panthers a 9-7 advantage going into the half.

The Blue and Grey had the game at 13-11 with 15 minutes remaining after a Vu goal but were unable to capitalize in the final minutes. Ferrum scored the last four goals of the contest to give them a 17-11 victory.

Senior Goalkeeper Helene Butler faced 27 shots for the game and made ten saves. Her counterpart Amanda Cheney made six saves on 17 shots.

The Blazers return to action this Tuesday when they hit the road to take on the first place Salisbury Seagulls. The game is set to begin at 4:00 p.m.


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