Freshman DiMartino Scores Late Goal for Hopkins
from press release
TOWSON, Md. - Freshman Dene' DiMartino scored
with 2:41 to play to break a 9-9 tie and Hopkins would go on to
beat host Towson, 10-9, on Tuesday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
The Blue Jays improve to 6-2 on the season, while the Tigers fall
to 1-6. Hopkins wins its third straight over Towson and improves to
12-8 all-time against its Charles Street rivals.
Kelly Custer opened the scoring at the 26:24-mark to give Towson the early lead. Custer took a pass from Paige Duncan, dodged from the top of the fan and scored on a low shot. Hopkins was finally able to answer midway through the half on the first of junior Sarah Taylor's four goals in the game. From right goal line extended, sophomore Jen Cook found Taylor on the right side of the crease and Taylor one-timed her pass home at 15:11. The Tigers needed just 11 seconds to answer however, as Duncan won the ensuing draw near the restraining line and carried right to the cage where she scored on a high-to-high shot.
Junior Taylor D'Amore then fed Taylor for a quick-stick shot at 12:37 to make it a 2-2 game. The Tigers came right back as Ashley Rohrback found Jackie LaMonica cutting from the top of the fan. LaMonica caught Rohrback's pass and buried the shot to put Towson ahead. Taylor completed her hat trick and tied the game in one shot with 9:31 to go in the half. From goal line extended, Cook slipped a pass to Taylor, who was cutting across the fan. She caught Cook's pass high and put it home for her fourth hat trick of the season.
D'Amore wasted no time in giving Hopkins its first lead of the game as she scored on free position just 10 seconds into the half to put JHU up 4-3. Custer responded with a goal in transition to tie the game. After carrying into the Blue Jays' third, she avoided a late slide and scored stick-side high at 26:12. Junior Sammy Cermack answered with a transition goal for the Jays, as the visitors capitalized off a failed Tiger clear less than two minutes later. But Olivia Turner tied the game again, when she took a pass from Custer in the slot, turned and buried her only goal of the game.
Hopkins then got back-to-back goals from D'Amore and Taylor, both on free position, as the Jays took a 7-5 lead with 16:23 to play. However, the Tigers just two minutes to pull even as Rhiannon Coogle and Rohrback scored goals just 44 seconds apart to knot the score at 7-7 with 14:23 to go. DiMartino pushed the Blue Jays back on top at 8:05, dodging hard and scoring on a low shot at 8:05. That lead lasted less than a minute as Rohrback scored on a dodge from behind the cage just 57 seconds later.
Cermack once again put the Jays on top 9-8 with 5:13 to play. D'Amore dumped a pass to a cutting Cermack, who scored in traffic for her second of the night. The Tigers weren't going away and LaMonica tied the game with 3:20 to go on a free position shot. DiMartino would have the final say, scoring off a dodge from left goal line extended at the 2:41-mark. D'Amore won the ensuing draw and the Blue Jays were able to run out the clock.
Taylor and D'Amore led the Jays with four points apiece, while DiMartino, Cermack and Cook all tallied two points. Senior Cosette Larash finished with 10 saves and four ground balls to earn the win. Rohrback, Custer and LMonica led Towson with three points apiece and Kelsea Donnelly finished with three saves in the loss.
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