Hopkins' second half too much for Penn St.

The Baltimore Sun

The Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team outscored host Penn State by six in the second half en route to a 10-8 win yesterday afternoon in American Lacrosse Conference action.

Senior Lauren Schwarzmann (Century) scored the game-winner on a free-position shot with 8:15 to play in the second half. Hopkins improves to 7-8 overall and 1-2 in the ALC.

Penn State (4-11, 0-4) jumped out to a 4-0 lead just 8:17 into the contest fueled by two goals from Erica Mihm. Freshman Sam Schrum (St. Mary's) put Hopkins on the board at 11:28 on an unassisted tally.

But goals from Jessi Lieb and Mary LeNoir put the Nittany Lions up 6-1 with just 2:03 to play in the half. Senior Kirby Houck (Garrison Forest) potted a goal with just 35 seconds remaining as the Blue Jays trailed 6-2 at the half.

Coming out of the break, senior Kadie Stamper (C. Milton Wright) and Schrum scored 50 seconds apart to cut the deficit to two. It then went back and forth as Marisa Lozano and Lieb sandwiched a pair around a strike from Houck to make it 8-5 with 22:26 to play. It was all Hopkins from then on as Stamper scored on a free-position shot to fuel a 5-0 game-ending run for the Blue Jays.

Goucher 8, Scranton 7 -- The host Gophers tuned up for their appearance in the Landmark Conference tournament by shutting down Scranton (8-8, 1-4). The Gophers (5-9, 4-1) never trailed but saw their lead reduced to a goal when Scranton's Caroline Pryor scored an unassisted goal with 1:40 left to play. Even though the Royals controlled the ensuing draw, time expired before they could get off a shot. Brittany Foster went the distance in goal for Goucher, making 13 saves. It's the first time this season the Gophers held an opponent to fewer than 10 goals. Goucher jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the opening 20:19. One of the goals was scored by Emily Blatter, and it not only extended her goal-scoring streak to 41 games, the second-longest in NCAA Division III history, but it was also the 200th of the senior attacker's career. Goucher will enter the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed and will host Drew in the semifinals Tuesday at 4 p.m.

College of New Jersey 14, Frostburg State 1 -- The Bobcats (8-9) fell behined 12-0 at halftime before losing to the Lions (14-1). Carly Rihard scored Frostburg State's lone goal.


No. 6 Princeton 15, Brown 2 -- The Tigers (12-2, 5-2 Ivy League) dominated from the opening draw, led 11-0 at halftime and closed their Ivy League season with a win over the Bears (6-9, 2-5). Katie Cox (three goals, two assists) registered her second consecutive five-point game.

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