Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/24/18
From Press Release
The rookie rose to the occasion.
Freshman Zoe Belodeau had four goals to lead No. 14 Penn past No. 22 Johns Hopkins, 12-11, but none was bigger than her fourth of the day. With under a minute to play and the two teams knocking on the door of overtime, Belodeau cut to goal and fired home the game-winner to give the Quakers an early Top-25 win to their credit.
The game hung in the balance throughout – neither team led by more than two goals – and there were five lead changes and eight ties as each team fought for an early-season win. In the end, Penn (2-0) was able to hand the Blue Jays (3-1) their first loss of the season.
Katy Junior (Radnor) led the Penn defense with three groundballs and three caused turnovers.
Notes To Know
*One week after committing 17 turnovers, Penn had just nine – including two in the first half – to 21 turnovers by Johns Hopkins.
*The Quakers finished with 11 caused turnovers as a team, led by Katy Junior’s three. Seven different players had at least one caused turnover for Penn.
*The turnover numbers helped even out a 17-8 advantage for Hopkins on the draw.
*In addition to winning the turnover battle, Penn was 18-for-18 on the clear to 15-for-20 for Hopkins.
*Belodeau’s four goals give her five through two games as a collegian. She leads Penn with eight total points.
*Six different players scored for the Quakers for the second straight game.
*Alex Condon had two goals, giving her six for the season.
*Erin Barry and Gabby Rosenzweig each had three-point games – each had two goals and an assist.
*Caroline Cummings had a goal and an assist – each a big play. Her free position goal with 2:19 left tied the game and her assist was a beautiful pass to Belodeau for the game winner with 0:52 remaining.
*Abby Bosco won two draw controls – including the final draw after Penn had taken the lead.
*Mikaila Cheeseman made four saves over her 30:00 of work to earn her first career win.
*Barry added two caused turnovers, two ground balls and three draw controls to her three points.