Penn State Women¡¯s Lacrosse Defeats Johns Hopkins, 12-9 On Senior Day
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. May 1, 2004 The Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse team defeated American Lacrosse Conference rival Johns Hopkins, 12-9, today at Jeffrey Field. The Lions improve to 6-10 and 3-3 in conference play while the Blue Jays fall to 12-4 and 4-2 in conference play.
Five of the six seniors on this year¡¯s squad scored on today¡¯s contest. Senior Katie Jeschke (Ellicott City, Md.) scored two goals and also added an assist while senior Jamie Donahue (Oreland, Pa.) notched two goals. Seniors Katie Hartman (Annapolis, Md.), Steph Curnoles (Baltimore, Md.) and Jackie Sherman (Wilton, Conn.) each added a goal. Junior Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.) and sophomore Lori Havrilla (Ridley, Pa.) each added two goals and one assist and junior Emily Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) notched one goal of her own. Sophomore Shari Maslin (New City, N.Y.) assisted one goal as well.
Junior goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) had another spectacular game, recording 16 saves on 28 shots.
Johns Hopkins got on the board first, scoring two goals in the first 12 minutes of play. Burke scored on a free position at the 13:15 mark before Donahue scored unassisted four minutes later to even the score at two. Sherman¡¯s seventh goal of the season put the Lions up by one before Hopkins¡¯ Heidi Pearce scored two goals in under a minute to give the Blue Jays a 4-3 advantage. However, Penn State scored three goals, one by Havrilla, a second from Donahue and the last by Burke from Jeschke, to close out the half on top 6-4.
Hopkins scored just 30 seconds into the second stanza to come within one, but free position goals by Jeschke and Hartman less than a minute apart kept the Lions on top by two. Pearce scored her third goal of the game for the Blue Jays at 37:07 to make the score 8-6, the closest they would get for the rest of the game. Curnoles netted Penn State¡¯s ninth goal on a pass from Maslin to put Penn State on top by three. Mary Key scored a goal for Hopkins at the 42:40 mark before Havrilla scored on a pass from Burke and Chambers scored a free position goal to make the score 11-9. Key scored another goal for the Blue Jays before Jeschke answered back with a free-position goal for Penn State. Key added one more goal, her fourth of the game, with two minutes left, but it was not enough, as the Lions came out on top, 12-9.
Penn State¡¯s concludes its season next Saturday, May 8 at Delaware at 1 p.m.
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