In its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2007, the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team came up short on Friday, falling 9-8 to Georgetown in overtime in a game played in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Blue Jays (15-5), ranked No. 7 in the nation, never trailed by more than two goals but also never led in a game that featured four ties. The Hoyas (11-8) got the decisive goal from Kelyn Freedman in the first overtime period, and JHU misfired on its lone shot in extra time.
Georgetown lost 10-8 on Sunday to No. 3 seed and defending national champion North Carolina in a second round matchup.
Johns Hopkins, coming off a season in which it won a school-record 15 games, trailed 6-4 at halftime and spent the second half playing catch-up. Jenna Reifler's goal with 13:32 to play tied the scored at 7, and Sammy Cermack pulled the Blue Jays even at 8 when she scored with 8:46 to play. But Johns Hopkins couldn't find the back of the net after that, as it was held scoreless for the remainder of regulation and the six-minute overtime period.
Dene' DiMartino paced JHU with three goals, and Reifler and Cermack had two apiece. Senior Taylor D'Amore, the American Lacrosse Conference's offensive player of the year, had six assists, giving her a school-record 161 assists for her career.