Cook, D'Amore Lead Hopkins by Marquette
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BALTIMORE, MD - Junior Jen Cook scored a game-high five goals and senior Taylor D'Amore handed out four assists to lead Johns Hopkins to a 16-2 win over visiting Marquette Saturday in both teams' season opener. Seven different Blue Jays scored in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
Marquette got on the board first cashing in on what looked to be a failed clear off a long pass. But Amanda Bochniak was able to scoop up the loose ball and scored her first career goal just 1:17 into the game. Hopkins answered with four straight goals, including three in a span of just 2:26, to push out to a 4-1 lead. Sophomore Jenna Reifler tied the game at 25:45 with a free position goal, the first of a school-record-tying six for the Blue Jays. Just 50 seconds later, D'Amore took a pass behind the cage from Reifler, cut to the cage and scored on a tough angle from left goal-line extended. Sophomore Dene' DiMartinoscored in transition followed by a quick-stick goal from Cook off a D'Amore feed and just like that the Blue Jays had a three-goal lead.
Julianna Shearer ended the Blue Jays' run with a free position goal for the Golden Eagles at 15:30, but Cook answered off another D'Amore helper just 29 seconds later. That kick-started a run that saw Hopkins outscore Marquette, 12-0, over the remainder of the game. DiMartino found the cage for the second time, scoring right off the draw on a side-arm shot in the middle of the arc. D'Amore was on the receiving end for the next tally, taking a pass from Cook and depositing it for her second of the afternoon and giving JHU a 7-2 lead with 13:25 to play in the half.
Senior Sarah Taylor would push the lead to seven with back-to-back goals just 19 seconds apart, including a free position goal. DiMartino then had the final say of the half, completing her hat trick at the 3:51-mark on a free position shot. Taylor did the same to open the second half, scoring from the eight-meter to complete her 11th career hat trick. Cook then scored the next three goals, in less than six minutes, and Hopkins held a 14-2 lead. Sophomore Caroline Turco would get on the board midway through the half, when streaking down the middle of the arc, she took a pass from Cook and buried it. Freshman Alexis Maffucciclosed out the scoring off a spectacular behind-the-back pass from D'Amore. MU goalie Sarah Priem came out to challenge, but Maffucci snagged the pass and was able to score on the open cage.
Cook finished with career highs of five goals and seven points, while D'Amore finished with two goals and game-high four assists. D'Amore's assist at 15:59 was the 200th point of her career, making her just the fifth player in school Division I history to reach the milestone. She also extended her point streak to 39 games while Taylor and DiMartino finished with hat tricks for the Blue Jays. Junior KC Emerson got the win while playing just over 37 minutes and making three saves. Freshman Caroline Federicomade her debut with 22:57 to play and made one save without allowing a goal. Priem finished with seven saves in the loss for Marquette.
Hopkins returns to action on Wednesday, February 15 as the Blue Jays travel to Emmitsburg, MD to take on Mount St. Mary's. Opening draw from Waldron Family Stadium is set for 4:00 pm.