Feb. 26, 2014
BALTIMORE - Despite being held scoreless for over 33 minutes, Johns Hopkins was able to hold on for a 6-5 win over No. 6 Loyola in the first-ever Lacrosse Coaches vs. Cancer women’s lacrosse game Wednesday night at Homewood Field.
Junior Hannah Schmitt recorded her 100th career point at 9:01 of the second half to tie the game at five, but a goal from Jenna Reifler at 5:50 marked the game-winner for the Blue Jays (4-0).
The Greyhounds (2-1) got out to their slowest start of the season so far, not finding the back of the net until 19 minutes into the contest, when junior Kara Burke gave up a free position shot to assist junior Taryn VanThof on the crease. The score snapped a four-goal run for Johns Hopkins.
Taylor D’Amore recorded her second goal of the game at 9:09 to give the Blue Jays a 5-1 advantage before VanThof tallied her second score at 7:37. Junior Molly Hulseman made it two-straight Greyhound goals, quick-sticking a low loose ball at 5:04 to cut Loyola's deficit to two, 5-3, at halftime.
Hulseman scored the first goal of the second half at 27:11, but the game remained scoreless until Schmitt tied the contest at 9:01. Reifler’s goal at 5:50 broke a 33:19 scoring drought for the Blue Jays and ultimately became the game-winner.
Sophomore goalkeeper Molly Wolf turned back six shots in her first loss of the season, while VanThof led the defense with four ground balls.
Loyola will return to action on Saturday when it heads to James Madison for a 1 p.m. contest.