Vanderbilt 7, Johns Hopkins 4
Baltimore, Maryland


Behind hat tricks from junior Jeannie Crawley and sophomore Jess Roguski, the Vanderbilt women's lacrosse team opened their season Sunday with a 7-4 victory over the 14th ranked Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. The match marked the first contest of the newly formed American Lacrosse Conference.

Vanderbilt opened the scoring when Crawley converted a free position shot only 39 seconds into the game. Roguski added to the lead two minutes later off an assist from senior Kinsey Osberg. Later in the half, both scenarios were repeated and the Commodores took a 4-2 lead into the break.

In the second half, Hopkins would twice come within a goal of the Commodores, but Vanderbilt answered each time, with Crawley finishing off her hat trick of free position goals and sophomore Mary McCeney tallying a score from an assist by senior Liz Drennan. Roguski completed her hat trick in the 57th minute to give the Commodores the 7-4 win.

Freshman goalkeeper Ashley Bastinelli made fifteen saves behind a strong Commodore defense.

The Commodores will host Penn State this Saturday in another league game. The game will be the first match of the year for the Nittany Lions, who are ranked 12th in the nation by Lacrosse Magazine and first in the American Lacrosse Conference in preseason polls.

Scoring Summary
00:39 VU Crawley (FPS)
02:37 VU Roguski (Osberg)
04:27 JHU Pearce
14:04 VU Crawley (FPS)
20:00 VU Roguski (Osberg)
24:44 JHU Pearce (FPS)
34:08 JHU Larrimore (FPS)
35:55 VU Crawley (FPS)
47:52 JHU Onda (Larrimore)
50:02 VU McCeney (Drennan)
56:14 VU Roguski

Score by period
VU 4 3 7
JH 2 2 4

Bastinelli, VU 15
McDonald, JHU 10


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