Women's lacrosse: Hopkins tops Michigan behind Heldberg's five goals

Sophomore's scoring surge helps Blue Jays end three-game skid with 10-8 victory

Johns Hopkins goalkeeper guards the net

Sophomore Mackenzie Heldberg had a career day with five goals to lead the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team to a 10-8 win at Michigan on Sunday afternoon.

The win was the first in Big Ten Conference play for the Blue Jays (8-5, 1-3), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

The Wolverines (5-9, 1-3) scored the game's first three goals, but Heldberg netted the first of her five goals to spark a seven-goal run that gave Hopkins a 7-3 halftime lead. Michigan scored twice in the opening minutes of the second half to cut its deficit in half, but JHU answered with three straight goals of its own.

Hopkins also got goals from Nicole DeMase, Maggie Schneidereith, Shannon Fitzgerald, Shelby Harrison, and CeCe Finney. Goalkeeper Haley Crosson made 10 saves. Complete box score

The Blue Jays return to action Friday at top-ranked Stony Brook at 7 p.m.

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