Second Half Too Much For Women's Lacrosse At JMU
March 1, 2014
HARRISONBURG, Va. - James Madison used five second-half goals to erase a two-goal halftime deficit and upset the No. 5 Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team, 8-7, Saturday afternoon at University Park.
Junior Annie Thomas led the Greyhounds (2-2) with five points on one goal and four assists, while senior Marlee Paton shared a game-high of two goals. Juniors Kara Burke, Molly Hulseman and Taryn VanThof, in addition to sophomore Maddy Blakeman each contributed one goal, while sophomore Molly Wolf recorded her third double-digit save game in four outings, stopping 11 shots.
Jaci Gordon led James Madison (3-1) with two goals, while six other Dukes had one score each.
VanThof won the game’s opening draw control and Thomas found Hulseman wide open in front of the goal just 29 seconds into play to give Loyola a 1-0 advantage. Wolf then turned back four-straight shots to keep the Dukes off the board, before Paton and Blakeman, assisted by Thomas, each scored to give Loyola a 3-0 lead at 19:38.
James Madison found the back of the net for the first time at 13:34, but Thomas dished out her third assist, this time to VanThof, at 13:01. Paton followed it up with her second goal of the game, from Hulseman, at 12:06, to give Loyola a 5-1 advantage.
The Dukes would close out the half scoring back-to-back goals at 4:46 and at 39 seconds to cut Loyola’s halftime lead to two, 5-3.
Two more unanswered goals from James Madison to open the second half tied the game at 5-5 by the 23:36 mark. The Dukes then took their first lead at 21:22 on an unassisted goal by Gordon.
Loyola was able to find the back of the net at 12:12 when Burke slipped a pass from Annie Thomas into the bottom of the goal, but the game would only be tied briefly, as the Dukes answered with two goals by the 7:40 to take its largest lead of the game, 8-6.
The Greyhounds got a score from Thomas, assisted by junior Hannah Schmitt, at 4:12, but Loyola was unable to find its equalizer as the Dukes held on for the 8-7 victory.
Loyola will return to action on Saturday when it hosts No. 7 Florida at Ridley Athletic Complex. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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