Blazers lose hard fought battle against Patriots
On a windy afternoon, the Wootton Patriots (4-2) defeated the Blazers (0-5) 17-0. Despite the Blazers' best efforts, the Patriots' offense was unstoppable.
After losing the opening faceoff, the Blazers worked quickly to recover. The Patriots set the pace for the game, scoring twice within the first few minutes of the first quarter. Junior and midfielder Daniel Jones was able to gain possession of the ball, but Wootton's defense came up strong. Despite their confidence, junior and goalie Michael Cales managed to successfully block some of Wootton's shots.
Coming back from halftime at 8-0, the Blazers lost possession of the ball. Guererra and junior long stick middle Joshua Agu made impressive carries, but Wootton's defense was faster. At 14-0 by the start of the last quarter, the Blazers were still struggling to make a comeback. Agu, junior midfielder Ben Jacobson and junior attacker Paul Moser all gained possession of the ball during this quarter, but Blair's defense struggled to give them the time they needed to score. "If we could've gotten our offense some more possession time, I think it would've been a totally different ball game," Jones said.
The Blazers will play their next home game on Monday, April 11 against Wheaton
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