Taylor, D'Amore Pace Hopkins Past MSM
from press release
BALTIMORE, Md. - Junior Sarah Taylor scored a career-high five goals and classmate Taylor D'Amore dished out five assists to lead the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team to an 18-5 win over Mount St. Mary's in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays improve to 2-0 while the Mount falls to 0-2 on the season.
Hopkins got the scoring going early as D'Amore got the ball to Jen Cook alone on the Mount crease and the sophomore faked several times before scoring the first of her three goals just 1:31 into the game. Six minutes later, D'Amore found Cook open on the right post. Cook caught and fired home her second of the day. The Blue Jays needed just 12 seconds to make it a three-goal game as freshman Dene' DiMartino controlled the draw and carried right to the cage, where she avoided a late slide and buried her shot.
Megan Gluck got Mount St. Mary's on the board at 21:23 with the first of her three goals when took a pass from Hannah Gutcher, rolled the crease and scored low on senior Cosette Larash. D'Amore and Cook then connected for a third time, when D'Amore drew a double team on the left goal line extended and found Cook open on the far post for the score at 17:47. Senior Katie Duffey then scored off a nice hustle play. Sarah Jane Leder made a good save on D'Amore and Duffey scooped up the loose ball in traffic and scored from the doorstep.
Junior Sammy Cermack extended the Blue Jays lead to five at 10:53 as D'Amore from behind the cage found a cutting Cermack in front for her only goal of the game. Kaitlyn Larrimore ended the Blue Jay run at 7:34 taking a pass from Gutcher, who was goal line extended, and scored the first of her two goals. Hopkins would close the half on a 3-0 spurt to take a 9-2 lead into the locker room. Taylor scored back-to-back goals just over two minutes apart before a DiMartino goal at 2:50 ended the first half scoring.
Gluck scored on free position at 26:12 to start the second half for the Mount, but it was answered by five straight goals from the Blue Jays as JHU pushed out to a 14-3 lead. Mount St. Mary's got a pair back with goals from Larrimore and Gluck, but Hopkins would close out the game with four straight, from four different scorers.
Taylor finished with the five goals on seven shots, while also controlling two draws. D'Amore finished with six points on a goal and five helpers, while also grabbing eight draws. Cook also notched a hat trick, the first of her career and Cermack finished with one goal and four assists. Gluck and Larrimore combined for all five Mount goals. Leder was outstanding in the goal, finishing with 22 saves, one shy of the JHU record for saves by an opponent.
Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, February 23 as the Blue Jays host the Bucknell Bison in the first ever meeting between the two. Opening draw from Homewood Field is set for 4:00 pm.