Defense carries Blue Jays

The Baltimore Sun

Johns Hopkins limited Denver to one goal in the second half en route to a 13-7 home victory yesterday.

Lauren Schwarzmann (Century) and Sam Schrum (St. Mary's) each scored four goals as the No. 17 Blue Jays (5-4) earned their third straight win. The Pioneers (6-5) dropped their second straight.

The Blue Jays' Lizzie O'Ferrall (Mount de Sales) made seven saves.

Hopkins scored first when Brett Bathras (Severn) shot from the left side at 1:29. Two minutes later, Schwarzmann scored on a free position shot. Denver answered at 5:16, but Bathras scored back-to-back goals to put Hopkins ahead 4-1.

Towson 15, Delaware 10 -- Ali Alati matched her career high with three goals, including two in the first half, and the Tigers (7-3, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) extended their home winning streak to four. It was the Tigers' second victory over the Blue Hens (6-3, 0-1) in the past three meetings.

Mount St. Mary's 16, Central Connecticut State 8 -- Breana Waraksa had three goals and three assists to lead the host Mount (6-5, 3-1 Northeast Conference) past the Blue Devils (0-7, 0-3).

Calfornia 11, UMBC 9 -- Ali Levendusky (John Carroll) had four points and became the 11th UMBC player to score 150 in her career in a losing effort for the host Retrievers (2-9). UMBC has lost seven straight. The Golden Bears (5-5) scored the first three goals.

Washington College 21, Wesley 4 -- The Shorewomen (5-5) scored the first 11 goals of the game and never looked back. Suzie Jakub had a game-high four goals for Washington College, which had a 39-18 advantage in shots over the visiting Wolverines (4-5).

Penn State 10, Loyola 7 -- The visiting Greyhounds (3-7) -- led by Bridget O'Keefe's hat trick -- rallied late in the second half but fell short.

Hood 15, Hollins 0 -- Sarah Balukoff tallied seven points (six goals and an assist) to power the host Blazers (1-10) past Hollins (1-5).

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