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No. 17 Johns Hopkins allowed visiting George Washington to pull within a goal early in the game before scoring seven straight and going on to win, 16-3, on Wednesday in women's lacrosse.

Goals by Emily Kenul and Kristen Cannon (Manchester Valley) gave the Blue Jays (2-1) a 2-0 lead 21/2 minutes into the game.

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The Colonials (0-1) drew within one on a goal by Rachel Mia (Severna Park) with 24:17 left in the first half.

Twelve seconds later, Johns Hopkins answered with a 7-0 run when Shannon Fitzgerald scored her first of three goals, two of them coming during the run.

Jen Cook (McDonogh) finished with three goals and an assist for the Blue Jays.

After George Washington started the scoring in the second half, Hopkins responded with another 7-0 run.

Nation women

No. 7 Boston College 24, UMass-Lowell 4: Mikaela Rix and Sarah Mannelly each had four goals and two assists to power the Eagles (2-0) past the host River Hawks (0-2).

Mannelly scored her first goal 12 seconds into the game to start a 19-0 run that spanned both halves. UMass-Lowell got its first goal on a free-position from Taylor Sokol with 17:51 left in the game.

No. 9 Virginia 14, Richmond 6: The visiting Cavaliers (1-1) used a 6-0 run in the second half to pull away from the Spiders (0-2).

Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) and Mary Alati scored three goals each to lead Virginia. Richmond took a 1-0 lead before the Cavaliers answered with a 3-0 run.

No. 12 Penn State 17, Bucknell 2: The Lazo sisters, both St. Mary's graduates, led the offense for the visiting Nittany Lions (2-0) past the Bison (1-2).

Steph Lazo had a hat trick and an assist, and Dani Lazo had one goal and four assists.

Penn State outshot Bucknell 24-8.

Steph scored her first goal 1:20 into the game and started a 6-0 run. The Bison's Eve Lukowski (Mount de Sales) scored at the 17:05 mark to slow Penn State.

No. 18 Stanford 22, Fresno State 7: Kelsey Murray had five goals and Kyle Fraser had four to power the host Cardinal (1-0, 1-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) past the Bulldogs (0-1, 0-1).

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Postponements

Towson at UMBC: The women's game between the Tigers (0-0) and host Retrievers (0-2) was postponed because of low temperatures and expected inclement weather.

St. Bonaventure at Mount St. Mary's: The women's season opener for the Bonnies and the host Mount has been rescheduled because of the threat of snow and subfreezing temperatures.

The game has been moved to March 4 at noon.

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