Women's Lacrosse
Lacrosse entertains Johns Hopkins Saturday

April 3, 2009

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The 11th-ranked Commodore women's lacrosse team plays host to American Lacrosse Conference rival Johns Hopkins on Saturday, April 4, at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex.

Admission to the game is free, with the opening draw scheduled for 1 p.m. CT.

Vanderbilt (6-3, 1-1 ALC) enters the weekend on a four-game winning streak, including a pair of double-digit victories over Binghamton and Delaware in the past week. The Commodores are led by junior Sarah Downing's team-high 44 points (27 goals, 17 assists).

Meanwhile, Johns Hopkins (4-7, 0-1 ALC) has lost three straight after an 11-3 defeat at the hands of Penn in the mid-week. Freshman Candace Rossi paces the Bluejay attack with 22 goals on the season.

In the 10th meeting between the two schools, the Commodores are looking to even their all-time record with the Bluejays. Vanderbilt has won the three of the past four matchups in the series, including a pair of regular-season extra-time victories in the 2007 and 2008.

Vanderbilt evened its conference record at 1-1 with a 12-7 win at Penn State on March 22. Now past the halfway point of the season, the Commodores are looking to secure their third consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Vanderbilt will play three of its final four games on the road following Saturday's contest, with the lone home game coming against Notre Dame on Wednesday, April 15. Vanderbilt's 2009 senior class will be honored prior to that contest.



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