# 1 Wildcats Down # 11 Johns Hopkins, 12-3

April 22, 2005

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NU scores game's last 10 to overcome early deficit

BALTIMORE, Md. - Playing in front of a large crowd at prestigious Homewood Field, the No. 1-ranked Northwestern women's lacrosse team took a little while to get going Friday night against No. 11 Johns Hopkins.

Sarah Albrecht

After falling behind 3-2 in the first half, however, the Wildcats scored the game's final 10 goals -- three before halftime, seven after the break -- to earn a 12-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

NU improves to 15-0, 4-0 in the ALC. The Wildcats can clinch at least a share of the conference title for the second year in a row with a win next Sunday at Vanderbilt.

After a Johns Hopkins goal got things started, Sarah Albrecht scored the first of her team-leading four goals with a free-position shot,and then Kristen Kjellman put NU up 2-1 with her first of the night.

Hopkins came back with a pair of goals to take a 3-2 advantage, but the Wildcats did not allow another Blue Jay tally after that in getting the win.

Kjellman knotted things one final time with her second of the night, and then Aly Josephs scored her only goal to put NU up for good. Laura Glassanos closed out the first-half scoring with a free-position goal.

In the second half, Glassanos and Albrecht got NU on the board with free-position shots, then went the conventional route to make the score 9-3. Lindsay Finocchiaro and Kate Darmody sandwiched their only goals of the night around Albrecht's fourth tally for the final margin.

Kjellman and Lindsey Munday had assists in the game, as well.

NU's defense was again outstanding, holding Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Mary Key in check (just one goal) and allowing JHU only 13 shots.

From Northwestern Release.


Northwestern's Ashley Gersuk

Northwestern's Aly Josephs

Northwestern's Abby Alley to Kristen Kjellman

Hopkins' Lauren Schwarzmann

Hopkins' Lauren Schwarzmann to Mary Key

Hopkins' Steph Janice

Northwestern's Kristen Kjellman

Northwestern's Courtney Koester and Kristen Kjellman

Northwestern's Sarah Albrecht

Northwestern's Courtney Koester and Kristen Kjellman again!

Northwestern's Lindsay Finocchiaro

Northwestern's Ashley Gersuk

Northwestern's Kristen Kjellman to Sarah Albrecht

Northwestern's Courtney Flynn to Lindsay Finocchiaro

Northwestern's Sarah Albrecht

Hopkins' Lauren Riddick

Northwestern's Ashley Gersuk again!

Northwestern's Laura Glassanos

Northwestern's Sarah Albrecht again!


Game Photographs