No. 10 Georgetown Takes Down No. 12 Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE, MD - Tenth-ranked Georgetown opened the game with a 7-1 run and went on to defeat host and 12th-ranked Johns Hopkins, 15-8, Wednesday afternoon at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays slip to 4-2 on the season, while the Hoyas improve to 5-1. Freshman Dene' DiMartino paced the Jays' offense with her second hat trick of the season while Kelyn Freedman scored a career-high five goals to lead the Hoyas.

Hannah Franklin opened the game with back-to-back free position goals just 83 seconds apart to stake Georgetown to the early two-goal lead. But freshman Jenna Reifler cut that deficit in half with a free position of her own at 23:47. Just over two minutes later, Erin Lovett took a pass from Meghan Farrell, dodged from the top of the fan and scored on a low shot to ignite a five-goal spurt by the Hoyas. Freedman followed Lovett's tally with three straight, with two assisted by Corinne Etchison, and Dina Jackson capped the run at 10:31 to give Georgetown a 7-1 lead.

Juniors Sammy Cermack and Taylor D'Amore connected for a goal at 8:14 that ended a scoring drought of more than 18 minutes for the Blue Jays. From left goal line extended, D'Amore fed Cermack cutting down the left alley. Cermack took the pass and fired a shot over the left shoulder of Hoyas' goalie Barb Black. Rosie Corcoran would get that one back for Georgetown, scoring a free position goal with 3:49 to play to give the Hoyas an 8-2 lead at the half.

Freedman opened the second half scoring less than two minutes into the stanza with a free position goal. Caroline Tarzian followed with a goal in traffic 29 seconds later to push the Hoyas' lead to eight. DiMartino then sandwiched a pair of goals around strikes from Corcoran and Tarzian but the deficit was still eight with 16:18 to play. Junior Sarah Taylor would trim it to seven with a score off a right alley dodge, but Tarzian would answer for the Hoyas three minutes later.

D'Amore and Cermack got back-to-back goals just over two minutes apart to make it a 13-7 game. D'Amore dodged from behind the cage, got inside her defender and fired a shot stick-side high for the score. D'Amore then fed a pass to Cermack cutting down the left alley and Cermack one-timed a shot past Black. But Freedman and Farrell came right back with goals less than three minutes apart and the deficit was back to eight goals. DiMartino would close out the scoring for the game with her third of the afternoon with 2:57 to play.

DiMartino's three goals tie her career high. Cermack added a pair of goals to extend her point streak to 24 straight games, while extending her goal streak to 18 games. D'Amore scored and chipped in a pair of assists to move her point streak to 27 straight games and she also notched her 150th career point. Senior Cosette Larash finished with 10 saves in the loss. Freedman led four Hoyas with multiple goals as she scored five goals on just six shots, including three on free position. Tarzian added a hat trick, while Corcoran and Franklin each added two. Black finished with five saves to earn the win for the Hoyas.

Hopkins is back in action on Saturday, March 16 as the Blue Jays wrap up a three-game home stand against the George Washington Colonials. Opening draw is slated for 1:00 pm at Homewood Field.

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BALTIMORE, Md. Georgetown (5-1) built an 8-2 halftime advantage at No. 12 Johns Hopkins (4-2) on its way to a 15-8 victory. It marked the third road victory for the Hoyas. Junior Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) set a new career high with five goals.

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