BALTIMORE, Md. - Johns Hopkins downed Mount St. Mary's 17-4 in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday.
Esther Rufolo (Woodstock, Md./Chapelgate Christian Academy) and Mary MacAdam (Palmyra, N.J./Holy Cross) each recorded two goals for the Mount (0-2) in the loss.
Candice Rossi paced the Blue Jays (2-0) with five goals and one assist. Colleen McCaffrey added three tallies and an assist while Rachel Ballatori chipped in two markers and an assist in the winning effort.
Johns Hopkins scored the first nine goals the match to take the lead and never looked back for its eighth win in the series against Mount St. Mary's.
McCaffrey got the scoring started with an unassisted goal at 1:57 before Rossi scored back-to-back tallies at 4:37 and 5:48 with the second coming off a Taylor D'Amore assist. After Ballatori scored off a Sarah Taylor assist at 6:17, Cami Kramer found the twine unassisted at 7:56 for a 5-0 lead.
Rossi then scored unassisted at 9:22 and 10:22 before Brooke Foussadier connected with D'Amore at 16:56. Ballatori helped cap a 9-0 start for the Blue Jays when she found the back of the net off a Rossi helper at 18:55.
MacAdam momentarily halted the Johns Hopkins run with her first collegiate tally at 19:21 on a free-position shot, but the Blue Jays scored the final three tallies of the stanza to take a 12-1 lead at halftime. Rossi started the string of three straight to close the stanza with her fifth marker of the afternoon 31 seconds after MacAdam's first goal. McCaffrey then set up Ana Henrich at 26:22 and then scored on an 8-meter shot with 49 seconds left to give Johns Hopkins a 12-1 lead at the break.
Johns Hopkins scored the first five goals of the second half to grab a 17-1 advantage. Kramer scored off a Sammy Cermack assist 17 seconds into the second half, Ballatori set up McCaffrey at 40:35 before Taylor (45:38), Foussadier (48:22) and Courtney Schwiezer (49:58) scored unassisted for the Blue Jays.
The Mountaineers scored the final three tallies of the game to set the final score. Rufolo scored her third goal of the season at 51:47, MacAdam found the twine for the second time on the day at 54:08 before Rufolo scored at 57:13 to trim the score to 17-4.
Brigid McTavish (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) made nine saves for Mount St. Mary's while Cosette Larash turned away four shots for Johns Hopkins.
Lucy Pompa (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) recorded four draw controls and Meaghan Conlon (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) tallied two ground balls, two draw controls and a caused turnover for the Mount.
Mount St. Mary's makes its 2011 Waldron Family Stadium debut on Sunday against Temple. Match time is 1 p.m.