Women's lacrosse: Florida ousts Hopkins from NCAA tournament

Blue Jays' rally comes up short in 16-9 season-ending loss

The Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse team surrendered the game's first six goals en route to a 16-9 loss to Florida in an NCAA tournament first-round game played in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Friday.

The Blue Jays (10-8) battled back to within 9-7 on a goal by Ellie McNulty with 25:20 remaining in the second half. But the Gators (14-6) finished strong, using a 7-1 run over a 20-minute span of the second half to secure the win, their seventh in eight games against Hopkins.

Florida was eliminated two days later with a 15-11 loss to third-seeded North Carolina, which advanced to the quarterfinal round. Complete NCAA women's lacrosse tournament bracket

Sophomore Aurora Cordingley paced the Hopkins attack with five goals and an assist; her five goals were the most ever by a JHU player in an NCAA tournament game. Senior Nicole DeMase added two goals and an assist, and junior Maggie Schneidereith had a goal and an assist. Complete box score

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