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Tucker earns 250th win as JHU beats Marquette

Janine Tucker won her 250th win as Johns Hopkins' head coach and the program earned it's 400th victory.

Janine Tucker won her 250th win as Johns Hopkins’ head coach and the program earned it’s 400th victory.

Janine Tucker keeps racking up the wins as the head coach of the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team. On Friday afternoon, Tucker earned her 250th career win and moved into 19th on the all-time NCAA list as the Blue Jays beat the Marquette Golden Eagles, 11-8. The win also marked the 400th in the program’s history and 16th season-opening win under Tucker.

The Blues Jays overcame an early 3-0 deficit to beat Marquette as Dene DiMartino and Mirando Ibello each netted bat tricks and goalkeeper Caroline Federico made 11 saves.

Marquette held JHU without a goal for nearly 15 minutes while they took their three-goal lead before DiMartino dodged a defender and scored a goal. Then, just over a minute later, Ibello scored off a pass from Emily Kenul. With 11 minutes remaining, Ibello tied the game with a score off a free position shot.

Hayley Baas was able to put Marquette back ahead with under two minutes to go with her second goal of the game, but immediately off of the draw control Shannon Fitzgerald tied the game at 4-4 as the two teams went into halftime.

Allison Lane scored back-to-back goals at the start of the second half to put Marquette in the lead early, but after that the Blue Jays were able to hit their stride offensively.

Haley Schwizer took a pass from Jenn Reifler to cut the deficit in half. Reifler then set Kenul up for the tying goal. Less than a minute later Kunel put JHU ahead and only about a minute after that DiMartino scored her second goal of the game to double their lead.

Cate Soccodato netted a goal for Marquette off a free position shot with 13:43 remaining to make it a 8-7 game, but DiMartino completed her hat trick with a free position goal of her own to give JHU a two-goal lead back.

Lane completed her hat trick with an unassisted goal a minute later, but immediately off the draw the Blue Jays earned a free position shot and Haley Schweizer scored a goal to put the Blue Jays up by two goals again.

The Blue Jays played great defense for the final 10 minutes of the game to keep the Golden Eagles from coming any closer and closed the door on them with 1:55 remaining when Ibello scored her third goal of the game to put JHU ahead by three.

JHU out-shot Marquette 39-24, won the groundball battle 21-15 and out-drew them 13-8.

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