Doherty Wins 100th as #10 Penn State Downs #18 Hopkins

Penn State scored three of the game's first four goals and never trailed in the game. Maggie McCormick put the hosts on top 1:33 into the game, but it was answered at 25:16 with an unassisted tally from sophomore Taylor D'Amore.

The Nittany Lions retook the lead just 30 seconds later with a Mackenzie Cyr goal to ignite a 4-1 run to give Penn State a 5-2 lead with 8:11 to play in the opening half. Hopkins got back into it with a pair of goals from senior Rachel Serio and D'Amore to cut the deficit to just one. But Cyr would strike with 1:30 to play to send Penn State into the half with a two-goal cushion at 6-4.

Haley Ford and Molly Fernandez scored back-to-back goals to open the half and Penn State led 8-4 at 19:40. The teams traded two-goal runs until the final 40 seconds when senior Candace Rossi accounted for the 12-9 final with her only goal of the game.

Senior Colleen McCaffrey and sophomore Sammy Cermack scored two straight just 29 seconds apart, but Cyr answered 13 seconds later followed by a Kelly Lechner goal at 14:46 and it was 10-6 PSU. Cermack and McCaffrey once again scored a pair of goals but Penn State came right back with a pair from Tatum Coffey and Fernandez. Rossi scored on free position with 40 seconds to play to make it 12-9.

Cermack, D'Amore, McCaffrey and Serio each had a pair of goals for the Blue Jays and McCaffrey had a team-best three points (2g, 1a). She and D'Amore also had three draws apiece as Hopkins outdrew Penn State, 16-7. Junior Cosette Larash made nine saves while her counterpart, Dana Cahill, made 10 saves for the Lions. Fernandez and Cyr each notched a hat trick for the home team and Coffey and McCormick each had one goal and two assists.

Hopkins returns to action on Wednesday, April 25 as the Blue Jays host cross-town rival UMBC. Opening draw from Homewood Field is slated for 7:00 pm.

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2012-04-21



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