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Women's lacrosse roundup: Johns Hopkins falls to Penn State, 14-11, in NCAA first round; Loyola rolls

From Sun staff reports
Johns Hopkins' women's lacrosse season ends one win short of tying a school record.

The Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team saw its season end with a 14-11 loss to Penn State in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday in Charlottesville, Va.

The Blue Jays finished the season with a 14-4 record, one win short of the school Division I record for wins. The Nittany Lions improved to 15-4 and will play Virginia on Sunday.

The game was tied at 6 with 2:17 to play in the first half after back-to-back Hopkins goals just 48 seconds apart. The Blue Jays won the ensuing draw and were looking to hold for the last shot, but Penn State came up with the ball and went the other way. Tatum Coffey gave the Nittany Lions a one-goal lead at the half when she dodged the middle of the fan and went high to low on Emi Smith with three seconds on the clock.

Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) and Tatum Coffey each finished with five goals for Penn State. Dene' DiMartino had two goals and an assist for Hopkins. The Nittany Lions used a balanced offense to score seven goals per half and kept the Blue Jays at bay.

"I think the momentum started to pick up in the second half," Mosketti said. "We had a slow start to the first half, but once we started getting the draw and things started going our way. I just had to put my shots away."

Loyola Maryland 21, Bryant 3: A strong first-half performance by the Greyhounds (16-4) powered them past the Bulldogs (14-5) in Newton, Mass.

Loyola (16-4) extended its winning streak to 15 games, tying a program best; it's also the fifth consecutive year the Greyhounds have won their first game in the NCAA tournament.

Loyola went on a 7-0 run and led 14-2 at the halftime.

Kara Burke (Dulaney) led nine Greyhounds in scoring, tying a career-best six goals and eight points. Maddy Blakeman had three goals, while Molly Hulseman, Hannah Schmitt, Annie Thomas (John Carroll), redshirt sophomore Katrina Geiger and freshman Frankie Kamely each added two goals. Elizabeth Barranco (Severna Park) and Taryn VanThof had one goal each.

Bryant's Meaghan Brennan, Emily Columbus and Morgan LaBarbera had one goal each.

Nation

No. 8 seed Northwestern 10, Louisville 7: Selena Lasota had a game-high four goals and the Wildcats (13-6) withstood a tough first half against the visiting Cardinals (10-8) and a 21/2-hour weather delay through halftime before dominating the second half to pull away and advance to the second round.

Northwestern will face either Ohio State or Notre Dame at 2 p.m. Sunday.

No. 7 seed Virginia 18, Winthrop 6: Casey Bocklet had four goals and Kasey Behr, Kelly Boyd (St. Paul's) and Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) each scored three to power the Cavaliers (12-6) past the visiting Eagles (17-4).

Virginia opened with a 6-0 run.

Massachusetts 13, Jacksonville 8: A three-goal run from the Minutewomen (19-1) in the final 76 seconds of the first half paved the way for a win over the Dolphins (17-3) in College Park.

Erika Eipp had a game-high five goals, while Hannah Murphy added three goals and 10 draw controls. Danielle Della Rocca had three goals for Jacksonville.

UMass will face top-seeded host Maryland on Sunday at noon.

Penn 11, Albany 10, OT: Lely DeSimone scored the game-winner and her game-high fourth goal on a free position with 3:27 left in overtime to lift the Quakers (14-4) over the Great Danes (14-5) in Syracuse, N.Y.

Albany's Katherine Sweeney scored on a free position with 4:20 left in regulation to tie the score at 10 and force overtime.

Florida 15, Stanford 10: The Gators (15-5) used a 5-0 run in the first half to take control and beat the Cardinal (15-3) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Florida's Shannon Gilroy and Stanford's Lucy Dikeou had five goals each, but the Gators built a 9-4 halftime lead and traded goals with the Cardinal in the second half.

Notre Dame 13, Ohio State 11: Barbara Sullivan won eight draw controls and the Fighting Irish (11-8) beat the Buckeyes (13-8) in Evanston, Ill. Notre Dame was down 7-4 before scoring seven goals in a row.

Southern California 13, James Madison 10: After trading goals in the first half, the Trojans (14-5) went on a 5-2 run in the second half to beat the Dukes (15-5) in Durham, N.C.

The win marks the first tournament victory for USC.

Princeton 18, Fairfield 8: Olivia Hompe scored four goals and the Tigers (15-4) outscored the Stags (14-4) 8-1 in the second half in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Princeton opened with a 4-0 run.

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