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Offense thrives again in Mustangs rout of Hood

For a third straight game, the Stevenson men’s lacrosse team scored 22 goals against a MAC Commonwealth opponent on their way to another blowout victory. The Mustangs rolled to a 22-6 victory over the Hood Blazers for their fourth straight win and second in as many days.

Nine different Stevenson players scored in the game with JT Thelen leading the way with five goals and three assists. Tyler Fuhrman had four goals and both Kyle Karsian and Sean Ohlhaver each netted hat tricks in the game.

From the faceoff X, Justin Burnette went 14-for-19 and the team went 18-for-30 as they dominated possession. Stevenson outshot their in-state conference rival 73-20 and beat them on ground balls 46-35.

“I thought we did a really good job doing the right things, especially against a team I thought we were better than,” Stevenson head coach Paul Cantabene said. “We were able to move it around, we played well offensively, got a lot of guys in the game to play. It was a really good effort for us overall.”

Unlike the game just a night before, the Blazers weren’t able to hang around early in the game as the Mustangs ripped off the first five goals of the game – each scored by a difference player. Then, after Tristan Moreno got Hood on the board with a goal, Stevenson had another four-goal run. Kyle D’Onofrio and Thelen each had their second goals of the game in the run, but Jacob Brown and Morgan Pritchett made it nine goals by seven different players to start the game.

“This is a real unselfish group and they know if they move the ball well easy goals will come,” Cantabene said. “If we continue to play offense this way and we share the ball it gives us a chance.”

Hood made it a 9-2 game with 12:48 left in the second quarter, but Stevenson finished the second quarter with six goals in a row to pull away for a 15-2 halftime lead. That continued to an eight-goal run overall three minutes into the third quarter as Thelen scored his fourth goal of the game to make it 17-2.

With the huge lead, Cantabene was able to once again bring in a lot of reserves, getting 50 players in total into the game. While Hood was able to score four goals in the second half, they still weren’t able to keep up with Stevenson as the Mustangs had another give scores in the blowout victory.

Against Lycoming, on Tuesday it wasn’t until the fourth quarter when Cantabene really started to unload his bench, but the hot start to the game gave Stevenson the huge lead earlier in the game.

“These games are all about energy. We just have to come out, we know we have to take care of business,” Fuhrman said. “You just have to come out with energy. Generally, we come out slow, but today we came out great.”

Ross Dinan started in goal and made three saves in 33 minutes before being subbed out. Tyler Steinberg, TJ Ellis, and Sam Ross also got time in goal in the second half. The defense, though still not something Cantabene was overly pleased with, caused 10 of Hood’s 25 turnovers. Dom DeFazio led Stevenson with three caused turnovers. Stevenson limited Hood to only 14-for-24 on clear attempts and 0-for-5 on man-up opportunities.

Stevenson won’t play another home game for 12 days but will return to action at Widener on Saturday.

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