American Falls to No. 19 John Hopkins

American Falls to No. 19 John Hopkins

BALTIMORE, Md. – The American University lacrosse team was unable to get past 19th-ranked Johns Hopkins on Monday afternoon, falling to the Blue Jays, 19-6, at Homewood Field.

Madison Hoon and Jessica Wojciechowski each scored two goals for the Eagles (1-4), while Terese Buechli and Shauna Norris scored the remaining AU goals.

Meanwhile, three different players tallied hat tricks for the Blue Jays (3-2).

Johns Hopkins led throughout the game, extending a 2-1 advantage to a 7-1 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. Wojciechowski closed out the half with a free-position goal to cut the margin to five, while Hoon's first goal of the game brought the score to 7-3 early in the second half. However, the Blue Jays scored nine goals over the next nine minutes to pull away.

JHU outshot American 36-15 for the game and won 19 of 25 draw controls, including 15 of 17 in the second half. The Blue Jays also held a 24-14 edge on ground balls.

"We were able to keep it a close game in the first half with tight defensive play, but Hopkins went on a run in the second half that we were not able to dig out of," said American head coach Emma Wallace.

The Eagles are back in action this Saturday, March 7, when they open their Patriot League slate with a 1 p.m. contest at Boston University.