No. 12 Virginia Earns Road Victory at No. 19 Johns Hopkins

D'Amore led the Blue Jays with three points on one goal and two assists, giving her 99 for her career. McCaffrey and Rossi each had a pair of goals, while Fischer and Cermack each had a goal and an assist. Emerson took the loss with five saves, while Larash stopped three shots she faced.

D'Amore also had a game-high four draws, while McCaffrey corralled three as Hopkins won the draw control battle 12-8. Owen finished with a game-high six points (4g, 2a) and Warren had two goals and two helpers. Kolarik finished with eight saves to earn the win for the Cavs.

Hopkins returns to action and American Lacrosse Conference play on Sunday when the Blue Jays travel to Evanston, IL to face top-ranked Northwestern. The ALC contest is slated for a Noon (CST) start at Lakeside Field.

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BALTIMORE 12th-ranked Virginia won a road contest at No. 19 Johns Hopkins, 11-7, Wednesday (April 11) at Homewood Field. Senior attacker Josie Owen (Gibson Island, Md.) scored four goals and added two assists to lead Virginia with a six-point effort, while junior goalkeeper Kim Kolarik (Riva, Md.) registered eight saves.

The win was Virginia's sixth victory in its last seven games and improved the Cavaliers' record to 10-5 overall. With the loss, Johns Hopkins' record went to 7-5.

Sloan Warren (Philadelphia, Pa.) had two goals and twoassists for Virginia, while Katie Slater (Kensington, Md.) and Julie Gardner (Severna Park, Md.) also had multiple-point games for Virginia with two goals and a goal and an assist, respectively.

In addition to her eight saves, Kolarik collected two ground balls.

Virginia led, 5-3, at halftime. Kolarik had five first-half saves and Warren and Owen each tallied two goals to lead UVa in the first period.

Virginia opened the second half with two-consecutive goals at the 24:17 and 23:22 marks, respectively, by Gardner and Slater.

Johns Hopkins rallied with two goals of its own, both by Colleen McCaffrey, to pull within a two-goal deficit, 7-5, with 15 minutes to play.

From there, Owen scored her third goal of the game at the 13:57 mark, putting Virginia up 8-5 and earning her fifth hat trick of the season.

Johns Hopkins again rallied with two-consecutive goals to make the Virginia lead 8-7 with 13:15remaining in the game.

Ainsley Baker (Corning, N.Y.) scored with 10:40 remaining to give UVa some breathing room, finishing a pass from Warren for her 21st goal of the season.

Owen and Caroline McTiernan (Garden City, N.Y.) added insurance goals down the stretch for Virginia, and the Cavaliers won by a final score of 11-7.

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