March 5, 2016
Ohio State picked up a key victory, edging Johns Hopkins 8-7. The Buckeyes improved to 4-1 while the Blue Jays lost their third straight to fall to 3-3.
Ohio State picked up a key victory, edging Johns Hopkins 8-7. The Buckeyes improved to 4-1 while the Blue Jays lost their third straight to fall to 3-3.

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Ohio State Survives Hopkins’ Offensive Firepower

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While Johns Hopkins outshot Ohio State 29-18, goalie Katie Frederick’s 14 saves handed Ohio State an 8-7 win.

“Katie was tuned in and focused and I think she was our spark right off the bat,” said Ohio State coach Alexis Venechanos. “She gave our defense confidence and gave the opportunity for our attack to get their legs going. It kind of took us a while to score, but she stepped up right from the start and the team loves playing with her.”

Rainey Hodgson had a team-high three goals for the Buckeyes, including the eventual game winner. Hodgson had back-to-back goals midway through the second half to break a 6-6 tie and give the Buckeyes an 8-6 lead. Johns Hopkins' Hailey Schweizer scored with 3:07 to cut the lead to one, but the Buckeyes held on to the lead.

Cian Dabrowski and Molly Wood each had two goals for Ohio State, which improved to 4-1 for the season. Johns Hopkins dropped its third consecutive game to fall to 3-3. The Blue Jays got two goals from Shannon Fitzgerald and Alexis Maffucci.

Terps Continue to Roll

Maryland did what the No. 1 team in the country is supposed to do against a winless opponent. The Terps scored the first 12 goals of the game on the way to a 20-5 victory over Hofstra. Zoe Stukenberg and Megan Whittle each had four goals and Taylor Cummings and Kacie Longo each had three goals for the Terps.

A big challenge awaits Maryland, as they head to the Carrier Dome next Saturday to play No. 2 Syracuse.

Princeton Holds Off Leto, Dartmouth

Dartmouth's Jaclyn Leto came into the Ivy League battle averaging five goals per game, but she was held without a point as No. 6 Princeton cruised past the Big Green 11-5.

"We were super excited and knew they had one of the top scorers in the country and scouted them really hard," Princeton goalie Ellie DeGarmo said. "I'm so proud of the defense. I couldn't have asked for a better game. We're more confident this year. It's same line D and I thought we did a really good job last year, but we have a whole year under our belts of playing with each other and we know each other so well. The experience has helped a lot."

Tigers senior Stephanie Paloscio paced the offense with two goals and two assists, while junior Olivia Hompe had a hat trick. DeGarmo made 12 saves.

Trojans Rout Vermont to Stay Perfect

No. 12 USC got five goals from Michaela Michael in an 18-7 victory over Vermont. USC scored the first four goals of the game and then after the Catamounts cut the lead to 4-3, closed the first half on a 7-1 run.

The Trojans, who improved to 4-0, also got four goals from Caroline deLyra and three goals grom Kylie Drexel. USC will be idle until hosting No. 7 Stony Brook next Monday.

BC Records 200th Program Win

As senior Sarah Mannelly became the seventh player in program history to amass 200 career points, No. 14 Boston College posted its 200th win all-time after defeating Navy 17-9 in the first-ever match between the two teams. While the Eagles are 0-2 in ACC play, they advance to 4-0 against non-conference opponents.

With four goals against the Greyhounds, Mannelly surpassed both Lauren Miller (1992-02) and Susie Breaznell (2002-05) on the all-time BC career goals chart. She currently sits in sixth place in that category. Freshman Sam Apuzzo also had four goals on the day.

After a close 3-2 edge for BC in the opening 9:20, the Eagles pulled away with a five-goal run sandwiched by Tess Chandler goals. At the half, Boston College led 9-3 before allowing Navy to open the second period with back-to-back goals to cut the deficit to four. Yet BC responded with consecutive goals of their own, plus two more 3-0 scoring runs to dominate 6-2 in the final 13:18.

Duke Wins ACC Opener

The No. 16 Blue Devils (4-3) downed Virginia Tech 13-4 to earn their first ACC win in 2016. Sophomores Kyra Harney and Maddie Crutchfield both registered hat tricks and senior goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea tallied 12 saves. Olivia Jenner controlled six draw controls to hand Duke a 15-5 edge in the midfield.

“For us to get our first ACC win on the road and play so solid at both ends of the field is great,” said Duke coach Kerstin Kimel. “It’s a testament to how hard our kids have worked in this off-week to just continue to build our chemistry and, at both ends of the field, continue to work on the draw and our loose-ball game. I think all that work paid off today.”

Penn Gets Defensive in Ivy Opener

Penn opened Ivy League play with a strong defensive effort, beating Brown 8-3. The No. 17 Quakers limited the Bears to just 12 shots in the game and Britt Brown made five saves to earn the win. Catherine Dickinson, Nina Corcoran and Emily Rogers-Healion all had two goals for the Quakers, who improved to 3-1.

UConn Remains Undefeated

Behind sophomore Grace Nolan’s five goals and one assist, No. 19 Connecticut is now 4-0 after a 14-11 win over Rutgers. While the Huskies had a two-goal lead entering the second half, Rutgers cut it to one just three minutes in. Nolan quickly responded, scoring three times to hand UConn the slight 6-5 edge in the second. Alyson Fazio added four goals on the day, while Katharine Finkelston tallied three. Rutgers senior attacker Kim Kolodny kept the Scarlet Knights in the game with a team-best five goals.

Richmond Nips American in OT

With one second remaining in regulation, Richmond freshman Mia Castagnero scored the game-tying goal and secured the 12-11 win against American with her third goal of the day at the 4:19 mark in double overtime. Natalia Chaney finished with a team-high four points for the Spiders.

"I'm really proud of how everyone came together when our backs were against the wall,"  said Richmond coach Alli Kwolek. "The team stayed poised and chipped away at their lead. We had individuals come up with key plays, but it really came down to the team executing together as one cohesive unit."

Comeback Kids

While James Madison, Siena and Wagner trailed at halftime, 4-3, 9-5 and 6-4, respectively, they all outscored their opponents in the second period for key wins.

James Madison (2-4) tallied two goals over the final 1:13 to upend Denver (2-3) 9-7 for its first road win of the season. The Pioneers tied the game at 7-7 with 1:21 remaining, but Dukes senior midfielder Brooks Lawler won the ensuing draw and quickly found senior attacker Betsy Angel for the eventual game-winning goal with 1:13 to play. The Dukes struck again 13 seconds later immediately following another draw control, with senior midfielder Jaci Gordon finding the cage for the insurance score. Lawler led JMU with four points, while Gordon scored a team-best three goals.

In their home opener, the Saints defeated Colgate 13-12 after rallying from five goals down in the second half to capture the victory. Lauren Anglim’s goal with 7:51 remaining gave Siena the lead and then Ashley Ruchalski added an insurance tally to put the Saints up for good. Lynnzee Miller and Cara McQuillan netted hat tricks for Saints.

Wagner junior midfielder Shea Gegan exploded for five of her six goals during a seven-goal run that bridged the halves as the Seahawks cruised to an 11-9 victory over Saint Joseph's. The win marked Wagner's first of the season and career victory number one for first-year head coach Katie Rowan, who took over last summer. In addition, today's comeback win was the Seahawks' first-ever over the Hawks in 13 tries.

Radford Makes History

With a combined nine goals by Emma Rogers and Gracie Peterson, Radford earned its first win in its inaugural season, a 19-8 triumph over Howard in the Highlanders' home opener.

"We are thrilled we won our home opener and first game in program history," said Radford coach Haley Marvine. "Our team played hard for 60 minutes today and that was our goal going into the game. So many players stepped up today, and I am very proud of them all."

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