Hood vs. Stevenson
March 31, 2010
The Game Story:
March 31, 2010

No. 1 Stevenson Registers 20-4 Win Over Hood Men

FREDERICK, Md.--The Hood College men's lacrosse team (6-5, 0-2 CAC) fell to the top-ranked Stevenson University Mustangs (10-0, 2-0 CAC) by a count of 20-4 in a Capital Athletic Conference contest Wednesday afternoon on a sunsplashed day at Thomas Athletic Field.

The Blazers made an early statement against the top team in NCAA Division III by winning the opening face-off and notching the first score of the game less than a minute in. Dom Shorter ripped his 16th tally of the season to stake the hosts to an early 1-0 lead. But the advantage was short-lived as the Mustangs scored the next 12 goals of the first half and took a 12-1 lead into the break.

Mike Matteson scored his second goal of the season with 1:27 left in the third quarter to stop a string of 16 unanswered goals by Stevenson. Shorter scored again with 10:37 to play in the final stanza and Corey Roberts netted his team-leading 18th score a man-up opportunity off a feed from Blake Rust at the 4:19 mark of the fourth quarter.

Will Lane played the entire 60 minutes in the cage and made a career-high 18 saves while Hector Montoya won six face-offs.

Nine Mustangs contributed at least one goal, led by Trip Latta's game-high four.

Hood next travels to St. Mary's College (Md.) Saturday for another CAC tilt at 3 p.m.