Women's lacrosse: Hopkins puts away Loyola with second-half burst

Junior Emily Kenul score four goals as No. 18 Blue Jays earn 12-8 win

The Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team scored five consecutive second-half goals to pull away for a 12-8 win at Loyola on Wednesday afternoon and remain undefeated.

Junior Emily Kenul scored the last of her team-leading four goals with 26:04 to play to break a 7-7 tie and spark the No. 18 Blue Jays (3-0) on their closing run. Haley Schweizer scored for Hopkins less than two minutes later to push JHU's lead to 9-7, and Miranda Ibello added a pair of goals during the decisive stretch.

Schweizer, Ibello, and Lexi Souder all had two goals for the Blue Jays, and Ibello added three assists to total a career-best five points. Goalkeeper Caroline Federico made six saves.

With the win, Hopkins improved to 3-13 all-time against the Greyhounds (0-1).

Johns Hopkins opens its home schedule Saturday against No. 10 Penn at 1 p.m.