Jeanine Crawley and Jessica Roguski each scored three goals to lead Vanderbilt to a 7-4 victory over Johns Hopkins in the opener for both teams yesterday at Homewood Field.
Crawley opened the scoring 39 seconds into the game when she scored on a free-position shot. Just over two minutes later, Roguski gave the Commodores a two-goal lead when she scored off an assist from Kinsey Osberg.
Heidi Pearce put the Blue Jays on the board at the 25:37 mark, when she scored an unassisted goal, but the Commodores answered with goals by Crawley and Roguski to push their lead to 4-1 with 10 minutes left in the first half. Pearce cut the lead back to two with her second goal of the game.
Jamie Larrimore found the net at 25:52 of the second half to pull Hopkins to within a goal, but Crawley scored her third goal of the game to re-establish the Commodores' lead at two.
Leah Onda added a goal for the Blue Jays, and the Commodores scored twice down the stretch.
Jen McDonald recorded10 saves for Hopkins.
Denver 12, Mount St. Mary's 4: Freshmen Blake Evans and Matt Brown combined for seven goals and goalie Jeff Nunziato turned away 12 shots as the Pioneers (1-0) handled the Mountaineers (0-2) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Adam Stifel and Evans scored in the first minute for a lead that Denver would not relinquish.
Kevin Merlini put Mount St. Mary's on the board at 10:12 of the first quarter, but the Pioneers scored 35 seconds later and led 3-1 at the end of the first quarter.
After outscoring the Mountaineers 2-1 in the second period for a 5-2 halftime lead, the Pioneers ran off four straight goals to begin the third quarter.
Tom Dryer made 10 stops for Mount St. Mary's, which was led by Jay Duffy's two goals. Mark Cox had the Mountaineers' other goal.