Princeton Scores Final Six Goals to Down No. 12 Johs Hopkins

PRINCETON, NJ - Home-standing Princeton scored the final six goals of the game to rally from a three-goal deficit and defeat 12th-ranked Johns Hopkins, 10-7, Saturday in non-conference action at Class of 1952 Stadium. The Blue Jays fall to 6-3 on the season, while the Tigers improve to 4-3.

Leading 4-3 at the half, Hopkins came out and scored three of the first four goals of the stanza to push out to a 7-3 lead with 21:44 to go in the game. Freshman Dene' DiMartino and junior Sarah Taylor scored back-to-back goals just 33 seconds apart to put Hopkins ahead 6-3 at the 25:23-mark.

Charlotte Davis got one back for the Tigers, scoring an unassisted tally at 24:04. But DiMartino answered with her third of the game, also unassisted, to give the Blue Jays the four-goal advantage. As it turned out, that would be the Jays' final goal of the game.

Jaci Gassaway got the Tigers back into with the first of her three second-half goals at 20:22. Erin Munn followed with her only goal of the game at 17:52. Gassaway then scored back-to-back goals in just over three minutes to give Princeton its first lead of the game. The Tigers would not relinquish it, as Sarah Lloyd and Anya Gersoff would close out the scoring with a pair of goals in the final seven minutes. The difference came at the center circle, where the Tigers won nine of 11 second-half draws to control possession.

Junior Taylor D'Amore put Hopkins on the board to start with a goal off a feed from freshman Jenna Reifler less than three minutes into the game Alexandra Bruno answered 90 seconds later and it was a 1-1 game. The Blue Jays needed just 35 seconds however to retake the lead when Taylor converted a free position shot. Mary-Kate Sivilli tied the game up at two apiece with her goal at 22:32.

Sophomore Jen Cook once again put the Jays ahead with a free position goal at 17:50. DiMartino then scored unassisted at 14:29 to put Hopkins up 4-2. Bruno would cut that deficit in half with 11:21 to play in the half and that's how the teams would go into the locker room.

DiMartino led the Blue Jays with her fourth hat trick of the season. Taylor was the only other Jay with a multi-point day as she finished with two goals. Senior Cosette Larash finished with 11 saves and two ground balls in the loss. Gassaway led the Tigers with a hat trick, while Bruno added a pair of goals. Sivilli and McMunn added three-point outings with one goal and two assists each. Caroline Franke finished with five saves to earn the win for the Tigers.

Hopkins is back in action on Wednesday, March 27 as the Blue Jays make the short trip to Washington, DC to take on the American University Eagles. Opening draw from Jacobs Field is set for 4:00 pm.


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