Junior Sarah Taylor scored a career-high five goals and classmate Taylor D'Amore dished out five assists to lead the No. 15 Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team to an 18-5 win over Mount St. Mary's in nonconference action Wednesday afternoon at Homewood Field.
Hopkins (2-0) got the scoring going early as D'Amore got the ball to Jen Cook alone on the Mount crease and the sophomore faked several times before scoring the first of her three goals just 1:31 into the game. Six minutes later, D'Amore found Cook open on the right post. Cook caught and fired home her second of the day. The Blue Jays needed just 12 seconds to make it a three-goal game as freshman Dene' DiMartino controlled the draw and carried right to the cage, where she avoided a late slide and buried her shot.
Megan Gluck got Mount St. Mary's (0-2) on the board at 21:23 with the first of her three goals when took a pass from Hannah Gutcher, rolled the crease and scored low on senior Cosette Larash. D'Amore and Cook then connected for a third time, when D'Amore drew a double team on the left goal line extended and found Cook open on the far post for the score at 17:47. Senior Katie Duffey then scooped up a loose ball in traffic and scored from the doorstep.
Junior Sammy Cermack extended the Blue Jays lead to five at 10:53 as D'Amore from behind the cage found a cutting Cermack in front for her only goal of the game. Kaitlyn Larrimore ended the Blue Jays run at 7:34, taking a pass from Gutcher and scoring the first of her two goals. Hopkins would close the half on a 3-0 spurt to take a 9-2 lead into the locker room.
Taylor finished with the five goals on seven shots, while also controlling two draws. D'Amore finished with six points on a goal and five helpers, while also grabbing eight draws. Cook also notched a hat trick, the first of her career and Cermack finished with one goal and four assists.