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#5 Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Falls 12-11 To #13 Johns Hopkins In Double Overtime On April 13


  In a game that was as even statistically as it was on the scoreboard, No. 5 Northwestern fell 12-11 in double overtime to the resilient Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Sunday at Lakeside Field in Evanston. The loss marks the first for the Wildcats at their home stadium in nearly two years as well as the first ever road win for the Blue Jays (11-2, 2-2) in the series.  Northwestern (9-4, 3-2) had not played in a game decided in double overtime since a 13-12 victory over Penn in the 2009 NCAA semifinals.  The Wildcats were paced at the offensive end for a fourth straight game by senior Kat DeRonda, who matched career highs for both goals (4) and assists (3) to finish with seven points, two better than her previous single game high for points. It's also the highest single-game points total for a Wildcat since Erin Fitzgerald also recorded seven against Harvard on March 16, 2013. DeRonda has racked up 19 points in her last four outings after registering 15 through Northwestern's first nine games of the season.  Junior goalkeeper Bridget Bianco posted 11 saves between the pipes, her highest total since notching 14 in the 2014 season-opener.  Northwestern was ahead or tied for the first 42 minutes of the game before the visitors took their first lead, 9-8, with 17:37 remaining. The 'Cats scored the next two goals to regain the upper hand with 7:23 on the clock and were nearly able to ride the 10-9 edge to victory, but Hopkins standout Taylor D'Amore slipped free and scored with just 49 seconds remaining to send the game to extra time.  The skies in Evanston opened up as overtime began, but it didn't dampen the level of competition at Lakeside Field. JHU scored first in the extra session before Northwestern pulled level at 11 on a quickstick Kelly Rich tally off DeRonda's third assist of the day.  That goal advanced the game to sudden victory, where the Blue Jays held the lion's share of possession and eventually earned the game-winner on an aggressive right-handed dodge by Dene' DiMartino, who ended the match with just 20 seconds left in the OT period with her fifth goal of the day.  JHU, who came into the game fresh off of back-to-back one-goal ALC losses, managed to reverse course in close games and hand the Wildcats their third one-goal defeat this season.  Both sides fired off 28 shots in the game, while Northwestern battled its way to a 15-13 advantage in draw controls -- led by Alyssa Leonard's nine -- and 16-12 edge in ground balls. Johns Hopkins committed 12 turnovers in the game, just one more than NU.  Northwestern got off to a promising 3-0 lead, with DeRonda contributing to the first two goals for the 'Cats before junior Jess Carroll scored on an aggressive move at the 23:32 mark of the opening half. DiMartino and Jen Cook scored in short order for the Blue Jays before Kaleigh Craig netted her first of the day and 26th of the year to give Northwestern a 4-2 advantage.  After the Jays came back to tie things at four, scores by DeRonda and Macdonald provided Northwestern a two-goal lead that the Wildcats hoped to carry into halftime. But Hopkins had other ideas, scoring twice in the final minute of the half -- and nearly netting a third on an 8-meter attempt awarded with 1 second showing on the scoreboard that was thwarted by Bianco -- to send the game to the break knotted at six.

In a game that was as even statistically as it was on the scoreboard, No. 5 Northwestern fell 12-11 in double overtime to the resilient Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Sunday at Lakeside Field in Evanston. The loss marks the first for the Wildcats at their home stadium in nearly two years as well as the first ever road win for the Blue Jays (11-2, 2-2) in the series.
Northwestern (9-4, 3-2) had not played in a game decided in double overtime since a 13-12 victory over Penn in the 2009 NCAA semifinals.
The Wildcats were paced at the offensive end for a fourth straight game by senior Kat DeRonda, who matched career highs for both goals (4) and assists (3) to finish with seven points, two better than her previous single game high for points. It’s also the highest single-game points total for a Wildcat since Erin Fitzgerald also recorded seven against Harvard on March 16, 2013. DeRonda has racked up 19 points in her last four outings after registering 15 through Northwestern’s first nine games of the season.
Junior goalkeeper Bridget Bianco posted 11 saves between the pipes, her highest total since notching 14 in the 2014 season-opener.
Northwestern was ahead or tied for the first 42 minutes of the game before the visitors took their first lead, 9-8, with 17:37 remaining. The ‘Cats scored the next two goals to regain the upper hand with 7:23 on the clock and were nearly able to ride the 10-9 edge to victory, but Hopkins standout Taylor D’Amore slipped free and scored with just 49 seconds remaining to send the game to extra time.
The skies in Evanston opened up as overtime began, but it didn’t dampen the level of competition at Lakeside Field. JHU scored first in the extra session before Northwestern pulled level at 11 on a quickstick Kelly Rich tally off DeRonda’s third assist of the day.
That goal advanced the game to sudden victory, where the Blue Jays held the lion’s share of possession and eventually earned the game-winner on an aggressive right-handed dodge by Dene’ DiMartino, who ended the match with just 20 seconds left in the OT period with her fifth goal of the day.
JHU, who came into the game fresh off of back-to-back one-goal ALC losses, managed to reverse course in close games and hand the Wildcats their third one-goal defeat this season.
Both sides fired off 28 shots in the game, while Northwestern battled its way to a 15-13 advantage in draw controls — led by Alyssa Leonard’s nine — and 16-12 edge in ground balls. Johns Hopkins committed 12 turnovers in the game, just one more than NU.
Northwestern got off to a promising 3-0 lead, with DeRonda contributing to the first two goals for the ‘Cats before junior Jess Carroll scored on an aggressive move at the 23:32 mark of the opening half. DiMartino and Jen Cook scored in short order for the Blue Jays before Kaleigh Craig netted her first of the day and 26th of the year to give Northwestern a 4-2 advantage.
After the Jays came back to tie things at four, scores by DeRonda and Macdonald provided Northwestern a two-goal lead that the Wildcats hoped to carry into halftime. But Hopkins had other ideas, scoring twice in the final minute of the half — and nearly netting a third on an 8-meter attempt awarded with 1 second showing on the scoreboard that was thwarted by Bianco — to send the game to the break knotted at six.

NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Marquette, Bucknell, Loyola, Towson, Michigan, Georgetown, Florida, Northwestern, UMBC, Penn State And Ohio State


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The Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team announced its fall schedule this week, which includes five events. Hopkins opens its fall season on September 29 and wraps it up on October 26. The schedule is highlighted by the third annual Stick it to Sarcoma event on October 6.
The Blue Jays will make the short trip to the Ridley Athletic Complex for the Loyola Play Day on Sunday, September 29. Hopkins will face future ALC foe Michigan followed by a match-up with local rival Loyola. One week later, Hopkins will host the annual Stick it to Sarcoma event with Louisville, Team STX and Rutgers visiting Homewood Field. JHU will then host Hofstra on Friday, October 11.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Ohio State, Michigan, Princeton, UMBC, Syracuse, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Navy And Loyola


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The Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team will play a 14-game schedule in 2014 with seven games scheduled for Homewood Field.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse 2013 Fall Ball Scrimmage Vs UMass


Exciting Fall Ball played at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, October 13, 2013.  Hopkins topped UMass 10-7.  RHS Productions.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game At Homewood Field


Scrimmage played at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse To Join “Big Ten” Conference Along With Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State And Rutgers


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The Blue Jays would join Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers presumably after the 2014 season, when Maryland and Rutgers are slated to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East, respectively.

After 130 years as an independent in men’s lacrosse, Johns Hopkins will be  joining the Big Ten. An announcement has been scheduled for Monday morning when the university  will confirm the move, according to sources and a published report.

The news conference will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cordish Lacrosse Center on  Johns Hopkins’ campus in Baltimore.

Big Ten and university officials would not comment on the move.

The addition of Johns Hopkins will give the Big Ten its sixth member – a  requirement for the conference to earn an automatic qualifier to the NCAA  tournament.

The announcement comes 17 days after a seven-member special committee  recommended May 17 that the university seek conference affiliation after the  team had spent the past 130 years as an independent.

During an ensuing conference call with athletic director Tom Calder and coach  Dave Pietramala, Pietramala had said that he would like the Blue Jays to begin  conference play in 2015.

Johns Hopkins’ move is the latest in the conference realignment wave in men’s  lacrosse. In 2011, Syracuse announced that it would leave the Big East for the  ACC, and Notre Dame followed the Orange in September. The month before the  Fighting Irish’s announcement, Loyola, which captured the national championship  in 2012, said it would switch from the Eastern College Athletic Conference to  the Patriot League for the 2014 season.

In November, Maryland and Rutgers announced that they would join the Big  Ten.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse-blog/bal-johns-hopkins-lacrosse-program-to-join-big-ten-20130602,0,1998652.story#ixzz2V6hKJ4Cg

NCAA Lacrosse: The “2013 Men’s Lacrosse Championships” Will Be The First Held Without Either Johns Hopkins Or Virginia; “Three Of The Top Four Seeds Have Never Won A National Title”


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Consider Sunday’s NCAA tournament bracket unveiling the latest affirmation of lacrosse’s changes. Three of the top four seeds are Notre Dame, Ohio State and Denver — unsurprising choices based on the numbers but not what a fan from a decade ago would expect.

“…(don’t be surprised if) there’s a first-time champion for the third time in four years…Three of the top four seeds have never won a national title, and neither has eighth-seeded Penn State. Syracuse isn’t the traditionally imposing No. 1 seed the tournament has always enjoyed, though the likes of Ohio State and Denver have never experienced a national title game, either…”

In truth, this is as wide open as the regular season suggested it would be. The absence of a dominant team or two, far more than anything else, has created the opportunity for a team that simply strings its two or three best games together at the right time to win a title.

But where are Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Virginia? Finished with their seasons by the first weekend in May. In fact, it will be the first NCAA tournament ever without either Hopkins or Virginia.

Those decisions, too, were not shocking. Virginia’s fate was sealed with a losing record. Hopkins and Princeton simply didn’t muster deep enough resumes.

Instead, change continues to come. Over the last three years, 30 schools have reached the NCAA tournament. Bryant and Detroit will make their first appearances this year. Albany, Penn State and Towson are ending droughts of at least five years. And now, more than ever before, the turnover in the field is to be expected.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2012-13/news/050613_ncaa_division_i_mens_lacrosse_bracket_affirmation_of_lacrosse_new_era