February 20, 2013--Sarah Jane Leder made 22 saves, but the Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team lost at Johns Hopkins, 18-5, on Wednesday afternoon.
Johns Hopkins (2-0) got the scoring started quickly, taking a 3-0 lead in the opening eight minutes. The Mountaineers got on the scoreboard with 21:22 left in the first half when Megan Gluck converted a pass from Hannah Gutcher for her first goal of the year.
The Blue Jays scored the next three goals to make it 6-1, but the Mount's Kaitlyn Larrimore responded with the first of her two goals in the game to cut the deficit to four.
Johns Hopkins, however, scored the final three goals of the half for a 9-2 advantage. Leder was sensational in the opening half for the Mountaineers, making 15 saves in the first 30 minutes.
Gluck scored on a free position shot to open the second half, but Johns Hopkins took control by scoring the next five goals.
Gluck added another goal on a free position shot with 10:56 left to complete a hat trick. Larrimore finished with a pair of goals while Gutcher had two assists in the loss. Leder finished with 22 saves in the game as the Mountaineers were outshot 52-7 in the contest.
Sarah Taylor had five goals for Johns Hopkins with Jen Cook adding three. Taylor D'Amore chipped in a goal and five assists for the Blue Jays as well.
The Mount returns to action on Saturday, February 23, with a 1:00 p.m. game at Columbia.