Eastern Starts Fast, Coast by Blazers

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.-Hood (1-3) was beaten on the road by Eastern (3-0) 13-2 Saturday afternoon. It was a game that Hood was never able to recover from after falling behind 6-0 in the first period. This is the second straight defeat handed to the Blazers who are left searching for answers on how to fix the issues plaguing them early on this season.

Senior attacker Doug Brisbane grabbed a consolation goal in the third period to bring his tally to three on the season. Freshman Zachary Speights also scored a goal in the third period for the second goal of his young career.

Sophomore midfielder Randolph Clark led the squad in ground balls with seven and was 5-10 on his faceoff attempts. Clark also had two caused turnovers, as did teammates Adam Patterson and George Gambrell.

Junior goalkeeper John Martin took the loss, although he made seven saves on 24 shots in the first half. Martin was replaced by sophomore Joseph McCulloh at halftime with McCulloh ending the game with nine saves to his name.

Eastern got off to a flying start with Chris Farrar scoring just three minutes into the game. It would be a sign of things to come with Hood unable to match the offensive prowess of Eastern. Grant Ferguson scored one of his five goals in the game just 26 seconds after Farrar's strike. Hood had no answer for Ferguson all afternoon, as he made them pay with some real stellar shots throughout. By the time Brisbane scored Hood's first goal the game was already all but over with Eastern coasting for most of the second half en route to the 13-2 victory.

The Blazers will again hit the road this Tuesday for a night game at Susquehanna University. The game is set to start at 7:00 p.m.

2013-03-02



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