February 27, 2013

Hopkins Upends Loyola on Five-Goal Run in Second

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BALTIMORE - The No. 7 Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team struggled to find an answer for No. 17 Johns Hopkins' second-half run Wednesday night, as the Greyhounds fell to their Charles Street rival, 11-8, at Ridley Athletic Complex.

The win marks the first for Johns Hopkins in the all-time series between the two Baltimore programs, as Loyola is now 12-1 vs. the Blue Jays.

Junior All-American Marlee Paton led the Greyhounds (1-2 overall) with four points on two goals and two assists, while redshirt sophomore Taryn VanThof and sophomores Hannah Schmitt and Sydney Thomas each added two goals.

For Johns Hopkins (4-0), Taylor D'Amore and Dene' DiMartino both recorded hat tricks with three goals apiece.

The teams traded scoring throughout the entire first half with Sydney Thomas' goal with 58.9 seconds on the clock securing a 5-4 halftime advantage for the Greyhounds. The Blue Jays' five-goal run to open the second half would be too much for Loyola to overcome though.

 Junior Sammy Cermack got the run going with her only goal of the night just 1:27 into the half. Sophomore Jen Cook, from goal line extended, found Cermack open in the slot and she scored on a high shot to extend her goal streak to 16 straight games. Hopkins then converted four straight free position goals, with freshman Dene' DiMartino tallying a pair, to push out to the four-goal advantage with 16:06 to play.

Taryn VanThof ended the Hopkins run at 13:53 on a nice dodge down the right alley to make it a 9-6 game. The goal ended a scoreless drought of more than 17 minutes for Loyola. Senior Katie Duffey answered for the Blue Jays to push the lead back to four. Cermack earned a free position shot on the right side of the fan, but instead passed on her shot, dodged to the cage and drew a slide. She then fed an open Duffey, who turned and fired home her fifth of the season at 10:12. Sydney Thomas pulled the Greyhounds back within one at 6:42 when her defender slipped on the turf and she was able to go in all alone on senior Cosette Larash for the score.

Just 80 seconds later, Cook took a pass from freshman Jenna Reifler and scored from the left alley and scored her second of the night to make it 11-7 Hopkins.

Paton would close out the scoring on a free position goal with 1:29 to play.

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