Gators Storm Past Blazers in 2nd Half and Cruise to Win

FREDERICK, Md.-Hood (2-10, 0-3 CAC) was defeated 22-12 by Notre Dame (Md.) (3-4) in the Blazers' last out-of-conference match-up of the season. Hood finished 2-7 in the non-conference and plays just Capital Athletic Conference games the rest of the season.

Junior Caitlin Lawrence and Senior Katie Vu both continued their stellar seasons by tallying eight goals between the two of them and four a piece. Lawrence now has 34 goals on the season, which is good for third in the CAC. Vu is not too far behind Lawrence as she now has 24 goals on the season after her four goal performance today.

Junior Amalia Franzese had her best game of the season, scoring her first two goals. She made a very nice contribution and has been steadily improving as the year has progressed. Senior Julia Banks and freshman Brigid Ayer each scored a goal for the blue and grey's 12 goals on the day.

Hood's 12 goals were not enough though as the Blazers had no answer for the attackers of Notre Dame (Md.). The Dragons had three different player's notch seven goals for the game. Terry Allison, Molly Murray, and Ashley Cumberland each scored seven goals and were in scoring mode all game.

Notre Dame's offense made it very difficult for the Blazers to keep up and the second half is where the Dragons pulled away. Hood was down just 10-7 after a high scoring first half in which Vu netted three of her four goals.

Notre Dame (Md.) came out in the second half and scored the first three goals of the half, including two from Murray, to push the lead up to six. Franzese and Lawrence each scored to give Hood hope, however three goals in a row by the Dragon's Allison ended Hood's chances.

Hood goalkeeper Helene Butler made eight saves for the day on 30 shots. She was opposed by Mary Briggs, who made 12 saves on 24 shots. Notre Dame (Md.) had 32 groundballs to Hood's 23 and had five less turnovers with 18 to the Blazers 23.

Hood returns to action this Saturday for its third game in six days when they take on conference rival Marymount (Va.). The Blazers will play after the men at 2:00 p.m. and will be looking for its first conference victory of the season.

2012-03-29



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