Marquette Falls at 17/17 Johns Hopkins, 11-8

Sophomore Allison Lane
Feb. 12, 2016

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BALTIMORE, Md. - Sophomore Allison Lane registered her first career hat trick, but the Marquette University women's lacrosse team was unable to upset 17th-ranked and host Johns Hopkins Friday afternoon in an 11-8 result at Homewood Field.

"I thought we played well and came out really strong," head coach Meredith Black said. "We kept momentum for a lot of the game, but there were a couple turnovers and fouls at crucial times in the second half which hurt us. If we can continue to work hard, limit our turnovers and play more disciplined defensively, it will make a big difference."

The Golden Eagles (0-2) got off to a very quick start, jumping ahead 3-0 in the first 14 minutes of action before the Blue Jays (1-0) answered right back to tie the game. Out of halftime with the score tied 4-4, MU scored the first two goals in the second half, but JHU went on another mini-run, scoring four straight to take a lead it would not relinquish.

"Sarah Priem was amazing," Black said. "She played great and came up huge. And Allison Lane had a great game as well, turning it on for us and scoring three goals at really important moments to help give us momentum and give us confidence."

Lane led the way offensively with three goals on six shots, while Hayley Baas added two goals and Kenzie Brown, Grace Gabriel and Cate Soccodato each tallied one goal apiece.

Despite the loss, senior Sarah Priem had a very strong performance in net with 12 saves, falling just two stops shy of her career-high.

After Lane scored back-to-back tallies in a 30-second span to give the Golden Eagles a 6-4 advantage, Johns Hopkins responded decisively, scoring four consecutive goals.

Emily Kenul netted the game-tying and go-ahead scores to make it 7-6 with 17:59 remaining. Dene' DiMartino would add another a little over a minute later before Soccodato, scoring her first collegiate goal, and Lane brought the game to within a goal after a back-and-forth exchange of goals.

The Blue Jays would score the final two goals of the game to seal the win.

JHU had five different players reach the scoring column with DiMartino and Miranda Ibello each recording hat tricks in the win.

The Blue Jays outshot MU, 39-24, in the contest with a 23-19 edge in shots on goal. JHU goalie Caroline Frederico finished the game with 11 saves.

The Golden Eagles got off to a blazing fast start, taking a 3-0 lead with 16:06 left in the first half on goals from Gabriel, Brown and Baas.

JHU would return the favor before Baas added her second of the game with under 2 minutes to play before halftime and the both teams would enter the locker room tied at 4-4.

The Blue Jays held the advantage in first half shots, 24-10, but were kept off the scoreboard for the most part thanks to the fantastic play in goal by senior Sarah Priem, who made eight first-half saves.

"I loved that we played with confidence for 60 minutes," Black said with satisfaction. "When they scored, we came right back. Believing and knowing you can beat any opponent makes a big difference. If we can carry that through the rest of the season, we'll be in good shape."

Marquette will be back in action next Sunday, Feb. 21, as it takes on Michigan in Ann Arbor. First draw is set for noon Central time.




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