Seniors Sammy Cermack, Taylor D'Amore and Sarah Taylor combined for 17 points to lead No. 7 Johns Hopkins to a 14-5 win over host Old Dominion on Wednesday.
The Blue Jays outscored the Monarchs 10-1 in the second half to improve to 13-3 on the season and break the school's Division I record for wins in a season. The Monarchs fell to 3-12 in their final home game of the season.
Hopkins started the second half with a 3-0 run over three minutes to break a 4-all tie. Cermack put the Blue Jays ahead for good 4:10 into the half when she took a pass from D'Amore and planted the shot low.
A little more than two minutes later, D'Amore dodged across the top and down the left alley before scoring a left-handed shot past Monarchs goalkeeper Maggi Buckley (Northern-Calvert) for her third goal. Forty-three seconds later, Cermack and D'Amore connected again, giving Cermack a hat trick and Hopkins a three-goal lead.
D'Amore pushed the lead to four at the 18:12 mark when she rolled the crease and slipped a shot inside the left post. Less than a minute later, Kristen Cannon (Manchester Valley) scored her first career free-position goal to give Hopkins a 9-4 lead.
Cermack and D'Amore connected twice more in a 90-second span midway through the half to push the lead to seven. Cermack's goal with 12:29 to play was her career-high fifth of the game and D'Amore's fifth assist of the game.
Susquehanna 21, McDaniel 20, OT: Becky McHugh scored unassisted with 2:18 left in overtime as the host Crusaders (9-4) beat the Green Terror (9-6).
Julia Jacobs (St. Mary's) gave McDaniel a 19-18 lead with 31 seconds left in regulation. Susquehanna answered 22 seconds later when Michelle McGinnis (6 goals) found Emma Jones to force overtime. Jacobs finished with a game-high eight goals.
Neither team held more than a four-goal lead at any point during the game. McDaniel went up 7-5 with 15:48 still to play in the opening half before back-to-back goals from Susquehanna's Emma Ehler and Kelcie Ehler tied it at seven.
Washington College 14, Swarthmore 4: The visiting Shorewomen (10-4, 6-2 Centennial Conference) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in a 12:22 span of the first half and beat the host Garnet (7-8, 2-6).
Carly Eisenbrandt (Towson) and Carley Kendall each scored three goals to lead Washington College.
Washington outshot Swarthmore, 25-15, and won 15 of the game's 20 draw controls. The Shorewomen were 11-for-15 in clears, while the Garnet went 15-for-23.
Frostburg State 17, St. Mary's 9: In the opening round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, the host Bobcats (13-4) scored 17 goals against the Seahawks (7-10) for the second time this season.
Frostburg State beat St. Mary's, 17-10, in Saturday's regular-season finale and will face host Salisbury in Saturday's semifinal.
Spenser Love (Winters Mill) and Greg Bourne each had four goals for the Bobcats. Ben Love (McDonogh), Conor Jordan and Eric Simon each had two goals for St. Mary's.
After St. Mary's pulled to within three goals twice in the third quarter, Frostburg used a 3-0 scoring run to secure a 13-7 lead.
St. Mary's added two goals midway through the fourth quarter, but the Bobcats scored the game's final four goals.
Stevenson 18, Messiah 4: Glen Tompkins had a hat trick and the host Mustangs (14-2, 7-0 Commonwealth Conference) used tough defense to limit the Falcons (6-8, 3-4) to one goal per quarter.
Will Franken gave Messiah a 1-0 lead, but Stevenson scored the next three and never trailed again.
Leading 12-4, the Mustangs went on a 6-0 run over the closing 10:55 of the game.
Washington College 11, Swarthmore 6: The host Shoremen (13-1, 8-0 Centennial) overcame a slow start to beat the Garnet (4-10, 1-6) in their regular-season finale.
The win marks the first unbeaten conference record since 2004. Jim Cusick (Calvert Hall) had a four-goal performance for Washington College . The Shoremen broke a 4-all halftime deadlock with a 5-2 run in the third quarter.
No. 16 Penn 17, Columbia 4: The host Quakers (9-4, 5-1 Ivy League) used a 14-2 run over the final 35:54 to beat the Lions (3-10, 0-7).
Tory Bensen had a career-high six goals in the game, a new career high. In all, eight different players scored for the Quakers and two — Brooke Kiley and Kendall D'Amore, sister of Hopkins standout Taylor — scored their first career goals.
Nina Corcoran had five points in the game, scoring three goals and adding two assists.
Taylor Quinn scored twice for Columbia.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun