Freshman Jenna Reifler scored with 19 seconds to play, lifting the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team to a 9-8 win against No. 11 Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., on Thursday evening.
It was the first win in three trips to U.Va.'s Klockner Stadium for the 20th-ranked Blue Jays, who improved to 8-5 on the season. JHU had lost three of its past four games overall coming into the contest.
Johns Jopkins led 5-4 at halftime and pushed their lead to 7-4 early in the second half on goals by Sarah Taylor and Caroline Turco. But the Cavs (7-8) rallied to tie the score at 8 with 4:23 to play, setting the stage for Reifler's game-winner. She cut to the net and received a pass from Taylor D'Amore, then beat U.Va. goalkeeper Liz Colgan with a high shot.
Dene' DiMartino led the Blue Jays with three goals, and Taylor added a pair. D'Amore contributed five assists, and goalie Cosette Larash made 14 saves.
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