February 23, 2013

Hopkins Drubs Bucknell to Remain Unbeaten

from press release

BALTIMORE - The Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team got a combined 11 goals and 10 assists from juniors Sammy Cermack, Taylor D'Amore and Sarah Taylor in a 19-4 win over visiting Bucknell Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays improve to 3-0 on the season while the Bison fall to 0-3.

Hopkins got off to a quick start, scoring four goals before the game was six minutes old. D'Amore connected with sophomore Jen Cook for a quick transition goal exactly two minutes into the game. Nine seconds later, Cook cut down the middle of the fan, took a pass from Cermack and buried a quick shot to make it 2-0 Hopkins. From behind the cage, Cermack then fed a pass to Taylor, who scored on a quick-stick shot at 25:44 for the first of her four goals on the day. Less than a minute later, sophomore Jenna Kasmarik converted a free position shot and Hopkins led by four.

D'Amore and Taylor scored a pair of goals just 15 seconds apart to stake Hopkins to a 6-0 lead, prompting a Bucknell timeout at 17:08. The Blue Jays capitalized in transition with a goal from freshman Jenna Reifler at 13:56. Following a Bison turnover on the offensive end, the Blue Jays quickly cleared. On the other end, Kasmarik drew a double team and found Reifler open in the right alley, where she scored low on Caroline O'Neill.

D'Amore then scored five straight goals in a span of just over nine minutes as Hopkins outscored Bucknell 5-2 over the final 10 minutes to take a 12-2 lead at the half. D'Amore's final goal of the half was her sixth of the day, a career-best, and a highlight-reel goal. As the clock ticked under a minute, Cermack slipped a pass to a trailing D'Amore in the left alley, who whipped a shot behind her back and inside the left post.
 
Taylor opened the scoring in the second half with her third of the day at 26:41. After a failed Bucknell clear, Cermack carried into the offensive end, drew a double team at the top of the fan and found Cook open on the right side. Cook then quickly passed to Taylor, who was open on the doorstep for a quick score. Cook was then on the receiving end of a D'Amore pass as she completed her hat trick at the 21:17 mark. Ryan Wenk ended a 14-minute Bison drought just over three minutes later off a Sam Rickels pass in transition.

Taylor and Cermack answered with back-to-back goals before a Madison Hurwitz goal at 9:10 made it a 16-4 game in favor of the Blue Jays. Hopkins would close out the scoring with goals from senior Katie Duffey and freshmen Maddy Aldave and Erica Matz.

D'Amore led the Blue Jays with a career-high nine points with a career-high six goals, while also adding three assists. Taylor added four goals, while Cermack scored and dished out a career-best seven assists to tie the school Division I single-game record. Cook also notched a hat trick, her second in as many games. Senior Cosette Larash and sophomore KC Emerson each played a half and each finished with three saves. Bucknell saw four different players score in the game. O'Neill finished with six saves in nearly 49 minutes of action. She was replaced by Charlotte O'Donnell, who did not make a save in the final 11:04 of the game.


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