Johns Hopkins Shuts Out Furman, 19-0
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Score: #20 Johns Hopkins-19, Furman-0
Records: JHU (4-2) FU (1-4)
Location: Baltimore, MD Homewood Field
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team got goals from 10 different players in en route to a 19-0 win over Furman Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field.
How it Happened
Junior Nicole DeMase needed just 73 seconds to put Hopkins on top as she took a pass from sophomore Maggie Schneidereith and scored on a bouncer. Just over two minutes later, the Blue Jays scored in transition after a Paladins' turnover in their offensive end. Senior Shannon Fitzgerald found junior Miranda Ibello open on the doorstep for the score.
Sophomore Lexi Souder scored her first goal of the season at the 23:48-mark, scoring in traffic on a high-to-low shot. Senior Emily Kenul and DeMase then scored back-to-back free position goals and Hopkins led 5-0 with 19:28 to play in the half. Ibello notched her second of the day when she picked up a ground ball, weaved through traffic and fired a sidearm shot past Furman goalie Maggie Friel.
Schneidereith followed with her second of the day, taking a pass from Kenul and scoring on a low shot from in-tight at 12:47. Just 41 seconds later, sophomore Mackenzie Heldberg converted a free position shot to stake the Blue Jays' to an 8-0 lead. Ibello completed her hat trick after Fitzgerald caused a turnover in the ride and Kenul found her deep in the Furman end, where she beat two defenders and scored with 8:40 to play.
Senior CeCe Finney pushed the lead to 10 just 55 seconds later when she scored from the left alley of a Heldberg pass. Kenul capped the first-half scoring with a free position goal at 3:38.
Hopkins picked up right where it left off as freshman Shelby Harrison won the second-half draw and Kenul scored just 12 seconds in to complete her hat trick. Fitzgerald and Kenul scored back-to-back goals in less than two minutes and the Blue Jays led 14-0 with 24:18 to play.
Schneidereith scored her second of the afternoon, scoring off a restart, followed by another Fitzgerald strike, and the lead was 16. DeMase completed the Blue Jays' third hat trick of the afternoon with a free position goal at the 16:34-mark.
Senior Caroline Shinske caused a Furman turnover in the ride and then went in all alone on Courtney Baker to score her first goal of the season. Senior Eden Epner closed out the scoring with just 1:33 to play, dodging from behind and beating Baker from a tough angle.
What it Means
Hopkins improves to 4-0 all-time against Furman, including 4-0 at Homewood Field.
The shutout is the Blue Jays' fourth in school Division I history and first since a 19-0 win over Fresno State in 2009. This is the largest margin of victory for Hopkins since that win over Fresno State. In addition, the 19 goals are the most by JHU since a 19-6 win over American on March 3, 2015.
Kenul finished the game with a game-high four goals and now has 99 for her career. She needs just one more to become the 11th player in school Division I history to score 100 goals.
Harrison tallied a game-high six draws and now has 37 on the season -- the fifth highest total by a freshman in school history.
Johns Hopkins Leaders
Points: Kenul (5)
Goals: Kenul (4)
Assists: Six with (1)
Draw Controls: Harrison (6)
Ground Balls: Four with (2)
Caused Turnovers: Shinske (3)
Saves: Crosson (4)
Draw Controls: Brennan (3)
Ground Balls: Brennan (3)
Caused Turnovers: Lepore (1), Brennan (1), Plemmons (1)
Saves: Friel (4)
Hopkins returns to Homewood Field and will host Boston University on Wednesday, March 7. Opening draw for the non-conference contest is set for 4:00 pm.