No. 20 Johns Hopkins scored just one goal in the second half, but it turned out to be the game-winner in a 6-5 upset of No. 7 Loyola Maryland on Wednesday night in the first-ever Lacrosse Coaches vs. Cancer game.
The host Blue Jays (4-0) get their first win over a top-five opponent in women's lacrosse since a 12-11 win over then-No.2 Northwestern on April 16, 2011. The Greyhounds scored their fewest goals under sixth-year coach Jen Adams and suffered their first loss of the season as they slipped to 2-1.
Jenna Reifler (Roland Park) scored off her own rebound with 5:50 to play in the game to end a 33-minute, 19-second Blue Jays scoring drought and gave them a 6-5 lead. Dene' DiMartino controlled the ensuing draw, and Hopkins was able to run out all but the final few seconds. Loyola's Sydney Thomas checked the ball away from Kristen Cannon (Manchester Valley) and got the ground ball, but the clock expired on her clearing pass. Erica Matz (Bryn Mawr) grabbed a ground ball with about 90 seconds to play that maintained possession for Hopkins.
Hopkins took a 5-1 lead at the 9:09 mark in the first half, but Loyola scored the next four goals to pull even with 9:01 to play. The Blue Jays' Sammy Cermack and the Greyhounds' Hannah Schmitt picked up their 100th career points.
No. 11 Navy 9, Villanova 8: Loren Generi had five points (four goals, one assist) to lead the visiting Mids (5-0) past the Wildcats (1-1).
The win was the 100th for the program and for coach Cindy Timchal.
Villanova scored first and after 4-0 runs by the Mids and then the Wildcats, Villanova led 5-4 at the half.
Navy opened the second half with two straight goals before Villanova evened the score at 6 with 21:20 left. Navy's Jill Coughlin (St. Mary's) broke the tie on a free-position shot with 19:27 left, and the Mids stayed ahead for good.
McDaniel 14, St. Mary's 13: The host Green Terror (1-0) scored seven goals in each half to beat the Seahawks (0-3).
Danielle Entrot (Centennial) had three goals for McDaniel, and Christy Bishop (Glenelg) had four for St. Mary's.
Hood 14, Lancaster Bible 4: The Blazers (1-0) closed the first half with an 8-1 run and went on to beat the host Chargers (0-1).
Hood's Brigid Ayer and freshman Christina Murphy each scored four goals, and Ashley Kitzmiller (Manchester Valley) had a hat trick.
Salisbury 20, McDaniel 5: The host Sea Gulls (4-0) opened with a 3-0 run over the first five minutes and were never threatened by the Green Terror (0-2).
Salisbury's offense was led by Luke Phipps (John Carroll) with four goals, and Thomas Cirillo, Rhett DePol (St. Mary's) and Mike Kane had hat tricks. Jason Lawrence (Fallston) had one goal and two assists for McDaniel.
Frostburg State 9, Shenandoah 2: The visiting Bobcats (2-0) used tough defense, led by goalie Tyler Haines (Winters Mill) with eight saves, to hold the Hornets (2-2) scoreless in the first half and take a 5-0 lead into the third quarter.
The Bobcats were led by Spenser Love (Winters Mill), Spencer Barnett and Ryan Serio (Chesapeake-AA) with two goals each.
Gettysburg 17, Goucher 6: The Bullets (2-0) outshot the host Gophers 15-5 during a 7-0 run in the second quarter. Goucher (0-2), led by Sam Morgan with three goals, never recovered.
Washington College at Wesley, canceled: The game between the Shoremen (1-0) and the host Wolverines (1-0) was canceled because of snow and poor field conditions.
No. 3 Syracuse 11, No. 9 Boston College 9: Alyssa Murray and Katie Webster each scored three goals as the Orange (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned a come-from-behind victory over the Eagles (3-1, 1-1).
Syracuse trailed for the first time this season, 4-3, at the half. Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) had two goals and three assists for Boston College.
No. 10 Massachusetts 11, Boston University 8: The host Minutewomen (4-0), led by Erika Eipp with four goals, used a 4-0 run to overcome an early 2-0 deficit to the Terriers (0-3).
No. 13 Stony Brook 16, Drexel 6: The visiting Seawolves (3-1), led by Dorrien Van Dyke with six goals, used a 9-0 run in the first half to pull away from the Dragons (2-1).
No. 18 Princeton 11, Rutgers 4: Erin Slifer (South Carroll) scored four goals and Erin McMunn (Winters Mill) had three to power the host Tigers (1-1) past the Scarlet Knights (2-1).Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun