Schmitt Leads Women's Lacrosse To Thrilling Overtime Win Over No. 18 Johns Hopkins

Feb. 25, 2015

Box Score

BALTIMORE - The 14th-ranked Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team used a pair of overtime goals Wednesday evening to down its Charles Street-rival, No. 18 Johns Hopkins, 12-10, at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Senior Hannah Schmitt, who assisted classmate Molly Hulseman's game-winner in overtime before adding an insurance goal, led all players with seven points on four goals and three assists. Hulseman, senior Kara Burke and senior Sydney Thomas all added two goals and an assist each, while junior Maddy Blakeman and redshirt sophomore Katrina Geiger tacked on one score each.

For Johns Hopkins (2-2), Dene' DiMartino and Haley Schweizer had three goals apiece.

Burke started the scoring for Loyola (1-1), putting away a pass from Annie Thomas, which gave Thomas her 100th career assists to make her the 50th player in NCAA history - and the first Greyhound in school history - with 100 career goals and 100 career assists.

The Blue Jays responded with back-to-back scores to take a 2-1 lead at 19:09, before a free-position goal from Burke knotted the score at two.

Schweizer and Blakeman traded goals after that, before DiMartino and Jenna Reifler pushed Johns Hopkins ahead 5-3 at the 11:21 mark. Schmitt's goal at 10:29 pulled Loyola within one, but CeCe Finney scored at 6:59 to give the visitors a 6-4 halftime advantage.

Hulseman assisted Sydney Thomas to start the second half with a goal less than two minutes into play, but the Blue Jays once again had an answer, with back-to-back tallies within 30 seconds to take an 8-6 lead with 25:29 to play.

From there, the Greyhounds strung together a five-goal run to turn the two-goal deficit into a 10-8 advantage with 4:01 to play. Schmitt scored twice and assisted two other goals in the run, while Geiger, Hulseman and Thomas were responsible for the other scores.

DiMartino halted the streak at 2:19 before Alexis Maffucci slapped a loose ball into the goal with eight seconds remaining to force overtime.

The Greyhounds won the opening draw in overtime and Hulseman turned it into a goal, assisted by Schmitt, before Schmitt netted a pass from Sydney Thomas to give Loyola an insurance goal with 58 second to play.

Defensively, sophomore Maddy Lesher led all players and tied career highs of five ground balls and three caused turnovers. In goal, classmate Molly Wolf stopped four shots and had four ground balls

Loyola will return to action on Saturday when it hosts James Madison at 5 p.m.