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ODU tied the game at 4-4 in the first half, only to see JHU come out on top
Courtesy: ODU Sports

ODU Erases Early Deficit, Fall 14-5 to No. 9 Johns Hopkins

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: April 23, 2014
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NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University women's lacrosse team erased a 4-0 deficit to tie No. 9 Johns Hopkins at halftime, but fell 14-5 Wednesday evening from the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.

Johns Hopkins (13-3) started fast leading 4-0 with goals from Sarah Taylor, Sammy Cermack and two from Taylor D'Amore.

ODU (3-12) answered with junior midfielder Christina Rea scoring her 27th and 28th goals on the year to cut the JHU lead to 4-2. 

Lady Monarchs senior attacker Emily Austerberry set up junior attacker Jessica Liberty for her 22nd goal of the season at 8:38 as ODU trailed just 4-3.

As the half came to a close freshman midfielder Megan Topper sent a pass to freshman midfielder Connor Carson who scored her first of two goals on the day and 12th of the year as Old Dominion was tied with the Blue Jays 4-4 at halftime.

Johns Hopkins came out in the second half winning consecutive draw controls as the Cermack-D'Amore combination scored five times in the second half (eight total on the day). 

ODU could not answer until 2:51 left in the game as Carson scored her second with an assist going to Megan Cameron.

Old Dominion freshman goalkeeper Maggi Buckley made a season-high 13 saves.

JHU 4-10=14
ODU 4-1=5

Goals- Christina Rea 2 (27, 28), Connor Carson 2 (12, 13), Jessica Liberty 1 (22)

Assists- Emily Austerberry 1, Megan Cameron 1, Megan Topper 1.

Shots- ODU (13), JHU (36)

Ground Balls- ODU (17), JHU (19)

Draw Controls- ODU (7), JHU (14)

Saves- ODU's Buckley 13, JHU's Caroline Federico 6

Next ODU Game- ODU travels to face William & Mary in the final game of the Optima Health Challenge this Saturday at 1 p.m.

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