Greyhounds Defeat Hopkins in Thrilling OT Game
February 26th, 2015 by Justin Thomas
The 14th-ranked Loyola women’s lacrosse team battled against rival 18th-ranked Johns Hopkins at Ridley Athletic Complex on Wednesday night and emerged with a 12-10 overtime victory.
Seniors Hannah Schmitt and Annie Thomas headlined the Hounds’ success for the game. Schmitt led the Hounds with seven points on four goals and three assists. Kara Burke and Sydney Thomas, both seniors, added two goals and an assist a piece.
Annie Thomas, however, put herself in the record books thanks to an early assist to Burke, her 100th career assist. Thomas became the first Greyhound and just the 50th player in NCAA history to record 100 goals and 100 assists in a career.
The Hounds came from behind to take the lead late in the game, before Hopkins tied it at 10 with an Alexis Maffucci goal with just eight seconds left in regulation, forcing overtime.
Loyola dominated the overtime period, scoring on the opening draw of overtime, and adding another goal from the stick of Sydney Thomas with 58 seconds to play, sealing the Hounds’ 12-10 win.
The rivalry win puts the Hounds at a 1-1 record. They will return to Ridley to defend home turf again against James Madison on Saturday at 5pm.