Women's Roundup: Johns Hopkins Dominates Hofstra
BALTIMORE – For its second straight win, Johns Hopkins used a high scoring affair in the first half to cruise past Hofstra 17-3. Pride graduate student Lindsay Scott scored the first goal of the game less than two minutes in, but two consecutive goals from sophomore attacker Cece Finney's spurred an 11-goal run for Hopkins, with its final first half goal also from Finney.
"That's honestly the game we've been waiting to see from our girls," said Hopkins coach Janine Tucker. "That was one of the most complete games I've seen them play. We've talked about it all season long and I'm thankful it came 48 hours after having a tough match against a strong BU team."
Shannon Fitzgerald, who had a team-high four goals for the Blue Jays, tallied the first goal of the second half, followed by a score from senior Dene' DiMartino before Hofstra's Becky Conto scored its second goal at the 18:05 mark. Conto found the back of the net once more at the 7:33 mark after a three-goal JHU run. Jays sophomore midfielder Caroline Shinske recorded her lone goal of the game with 12 seconds remaining.
DiMartino tallied four points on three goals and one assist and grabbed six draw controls, including her 200th career draw to become the fourth player all-time in program history to reach the mark. She now ranks second with 205 career draw controls.
After a 13-12 win over Boston University on Friday, Hopkins improved to 4-2 all-time against Hofstra and has won four straight in the series. This is the Blue Jays' first win at home against the Pride.
Boston College Rebounds from Florida Loss
After falling to No. 2 Florida 13-5 on Friday, freshmen midfielders Sam Apuzzo and Caroline Zaffino combined for seven goals to lift No. 14 Boston College over Stetson 18-10 in the first meeting between the two teams.
In the first half, senior Sarah Mannelly became the sixth player in program history to record 150 career goals and the first since Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix reached the milestone against UMass Lowell last February. Mannelly added three assists on the day, while Apuzzo had a team-high six points.
Midfielder Lindsay Summers led Stetson with three points on two goals and one assist. Julia Lozano and Taylor Patrizi also had two scores each. Hatters keeper Whitney Meyers made 13 saves on 31 shots on goal compared to two saves on 12 shots for Boston College.
Ohio State Survives Halftime Scare
Behind senior attacker Cian Dabrowski's five points, No. 20 Ohio State overcame the one-goal halftime deficit to top Virginia Tech 10-8. While Kristine Loscalzo opened the second half scoring with her third and final goal of the game for the Hokies, Dabrowski responded with back-to-back goals to tie it at eight and capped off a four-goal run for the Buckeyes with the eventual game winner. Ohio State sophomore midfielder Molly Wood scored the go-ahead goal at the 8:31 mark.
"Today was a complete team effort," said Ohio State coach Alexis Venechanos. "We had a lot of different people step up and we needed that, playing two games this weekend. I thought our defense held strong, especially in the second half. We also had timely goals, which I thought was important. And on the draw controls, we really showed that we wanted the ball more."
"Virginia Tech is a very strong team and we needed everyone to pick up the win," she added. "Going forward, we need to stay hungry and have more efforts like we had today."
Detroit's Beam Scored and Saved
In Detroit Mercy's 22-1 win over Delaware State, Titans sophomore Jordyn Beam became the first player in program history to score a goal and also record a save in the same game. She scored at the 14:55 mark in the first half and played the final 24 minutes in the net, where she made four saves and did not allow a goal. It was her first career appearance as a goalie.
The 21-goal margin is the most by a Titan team in school history and it's the 12th time in team history that Detroit has reached 20 or more goals in a single game. The 22 goals was just one off the school record of 23, which was set last season against Howard. The one goal allowed, scored by the Hornets' Lauren Perry, also matches the school record for the fewest goals given up in a single game. Michaela Schwartz had a team-high four points, while Brittany Fenney led Detroit with three goals.
Niagara Records Comeback Win in Home Opener
Trailing 7-5 with 10 minutes left in regulation, Niagara rattled off four straight goals against Cincinnati on its way to a 9-8 victory on Sunday afternoon at Niagara Field. Sarah Arndt led the Purple Eagles with three goals, while Alexis Morales scored two goals with Caroline Crump adding two assists.
"Today, we put together a great effort on both ends of the field," said Niagara coach Wendy Stone said. "The defense stepped up and made stops when we needed them on the second half. We will continue to work to clean things up on the offensive end of the field and look forward to taking another step forward next time out."
High Point Sets Caused Turnovers Record
Behind one of the strongest defensive performances, High Point downed Michigan 11-6, causing a program record 23 turnovers. The Panthers held a Michigan offense that entered the game averaging 10.6 goals per contest to just six. HPU reshman goalkeeper Molly Andrews made six critical saves in the second half and seven overall.
"We really challenged our leaders coming off a loss Friday to see how we could best come together as a team," said High Point coach Lyndsey Boswell. "We came out with a purpose and really stepped up as a group today. Molly Andrews made a number of big stops for us and our defense overall did a nice job of playing fast and going hard for a full 60 minutes. We're at a point in the season where girls are stepping up when they need to. Whether it's on the field or on the sideline, everyone is contributing and that's great to see."
CMU, VCU Battle in Inaugural Seasons
Just five games in to its first season as a varsity program, Central Michigan got its most-dramatic moment in its brief history when Jocelyne Lemay scored with 34 seconds remaining to give the Chippewas a 6-5 home victory over Virginia Commonwealth. Behind Lemay's five goals, CMU advances to 3-2 on the year, while VCU drops to 2-5.
"Huge emotional boost and I think it really shows our players what we are capable of," said CMU coach Sara Tisdale. "To know that we were able to finish out a game, which we haven't been able to do until this moment, that is just another growing moment for us and it's so exciting to see that."
Denver Earns First Home Win
Senior captain Christa Reese led the Pioneers with three goals and an assist as Denver (3-4) downed Fairfield 10-6 for its first home win in its fourth home game of the season. The Pioneers had a 5-3 edge in both halves.
"It's nice to win at home," said Denver coach Liza Kelly. "The girls did a much better job of sticking to the game plan today. We really worked hard on focusing on winning each quarter. That was what we stressed today. We took it as 15-minute pieces rather than one big game. There's still work to do, but today was a step in the right direction."
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