February 24, 2016
Molly Wolf finished with 10 saves, five of which were made in two overtime periods on Wednesday night. (John Strohsacker)
Molly Wolf finished with 10 saves, five of which were made in two overtime periods on Wednesday night. (John Strohsacker)

Wolf's Huge Saves Power Loyola to 2OT Win at Johns Hopkins

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BALTIMORE — Loyola midfielder Sabrina Tabasso scored with 56 seconds left in the second overtime, but she would never have had the chance if it weren't for Greyhounds goalie Molly Wolf.

Wolf, a senior, made five saves in the two extra periods to go with another one-on-one stop in the final seconds of regulation to power the unranked Greyhounds to a 8-7 win over neighborhood rival and 12th-ranked Johns Hopkins on Wednesday night at Homewood Field.

The game was delayed for two hours and five minutes shortly after severe thunderstorms stopped play less than two minutes into the second half. The Greyhounds (1-2) trailed 5-4 coming out of the break and were down 7-4 before scoring three goals, in a span of just under 12 minutes, to tie the game at 7 with 7:14 left in the second half.

Johns Hopkins went the final 30 minutes without scoring a goal, and Wolf had a lot to do with it. She finished with 10 saves overall. The most remarkable was a high stick save on a Emily Kenul one-on-one fastbreak opportunity in the final seconds of regulation. Wolf made another key save on a low shot by Blue Jays attacker CeCe Finney in the final 30 seconds of the first overtime period.

Haley Schweizer scored three goals for Johns Hopkins, which falls to 3-1.

The game started off being broadcast on ESPNU, but the weather delay forced it to WatchESPN when it resumed. Those that watched saw an instant classic finish in the Charles Street series.

No. 9 Virginia Tops In-State Foe Richmond 18-12

No. 9 Virginia defeated Richmond 18-12 on a soggy Turf Field after the game was delayed 18 minutes due to lightning.

The game was tied 4-4 with 11 minutes remaining in the first half when Virginia (2-1) used a 5-0 run to take a 9-4 lead. UVA led by as many as seven and didn't allow Richmond to get any closer than four goals for the remainder of the game. Richmond falls to 2-1.

"Richmond was really feisty and athletic," Virginia coach Julie Myers said. "They made us play some great defense down the stretch. I am excited we were able to rise to the challenge. We scored 18 goals, which is a lot of offense. There are things we need to clean up, but we have the right energy moving forward."

The Cavaliers had a hot-shooting night, scoring 18 goals on 32 shots (.562). Six different players scored and five of those had multiple goals. Juniors Besser Dyson, Posey Valis, and Kelly Reese each finished with a career-high four goals.

No. 20 UMass downs BU

A nine-goal first half proved the difference maker as the UMass women's lacrosse team was able to hold off Boston University 11-8 on Wednesday afternoon at a rain-soaked Garber Field. The Minutewomen (3-0) led 9-4 at halftime, but the Terriers (1-2) were able to pull within two late in the second half after a flurry of three-straight goals.

Erika Eipp scored a game-high five goals, while Callie Santos added four which tied her career-high. Eileen McDonald and Holly Turner each notched a goal and an assist in the win. Sam Walters made the start in cage with four saves and four goals allowed in the first half. Aileen Kelly played the second half with three saves and four goals allowed as well.

Boston University was led by Remy Nolan and Ally Adams who each scored a pair of goals. Christine Laible made six saves in goal.

Hompe Nets Six for No. 6 Princeton

Princeton junior Olivia Hompe matched her career high of six goals as the sixth-ranked Tigers to 2-0 with a 16-9 win over Drexel on Wednesday afternoon at Vidas Field.

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