February 22, 2014

D'Amore Nets 100th as Hopkins Moves to 3-0

from press release

BALTIMORE - Junior Taylor D'Amore and sophomores Dene' DiMartino and Jenna Reifler scored four goals apiece to lead Johns Hopkins to a 19-7 win over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays improve to 3-0 on the season while the Bison fall to 0-3. D'Amore became the eighth player in school Division I history to score her 100th career goal.

Bucknell took an early lead when Katelyn Miller scored from the eight-meter just 3:34 into the game. DiMartino responded with back-to-back goals just 65 seconds apart to swing the lead to Hopkins' favor less than three minutes later. That ignited a 12-0 run by the Blue Jays that spanned more than 24 minutes in the first half. D'Amore added consecutive goals, just 30 seconds apart, including one on a fast break after intercepting a clearing-pass by Bison goalie Elizabeth Duswalt. Junior Jen Cook quick-sticked a pass from D'Amore past Duswalt to push JHU's lead to 5-1 midway through the half. Just 44 seconds later, Reifler had the first of her career-high four goals on a hard dodge from the right alley.

Reifler added her second goal less than two minutes later on a dump pass from senior Sammy Cermack. DiMartino and D'Amore completed their hat tricks with back-to-back free position goals at 11:45 and 10:20 respectively. That free position goal was D'Amore's 100th career goal. Sophomore Erica Matz then took a D'Amore pass and deposited it for her second of the season. DiMartino followed with her fourth of the afternoon, tying her career high, on free position with 8:48 to play in the half.

D'Amore seemed to put a cap on the first half scoring when she scored with 29 ticks on the clock. She dodged from the top of the fan and then picked the upper right corner to stake Hopkins to a 12-1 lead. But the Bison weren't done yet as they capitalized on a late Blue Jay turnover. Getting pressure from the Hopkins' defense near the sideline, Sam Rickels found Christina Manis open on the left post. Manis caught the laser and quickly slipped it past junior KC Emerson to make it a 12-2 game at the half.

Hopkins scored the first three goals of the second half, strikes by Cermack, Matz and Reifler, to push out to a 15-2 lead with 21:15 still to play. However, Bucknell would outscore Hopkins, 5-4, over the final 19 minutes to account for the 19-7 final.

D'Amore finished with a game-high eight points on four goals and four assists, while also causing three turnovers. DiMartino added a pair of draws to her four goals, while Reifler's four goals came on just four shots. Cermack finished with two goals and two assists and is now just one point shy of the 100th of her career. Emerson made two saves while playing just over 32 minutes to earn the win. Freshman Caroline Federico made a pair of saves in relief. Emily Kookogey led the Bison with a hat trick while Rickels had a goal and an assist. Duswalt took the loss after making eight saves.

Hopkins returns to action on Wednesday, February 26 as the Blue Jays host the sixth-ranked Loyola Greyhounds. Opening draw is slated for 5:00 pm at Homewood Field. The game will be televised live by ESPNU and is the Blue Jays' Relay for Life/Coaches versus Cancer game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game and donations will be collected for the American Cancer Society.

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