Johns Hopkins and Washington College took the same road out of the Middle Atlantic Conference women's lacrosse playoffs yesterday.
Ursinus (10-7), more focused than Hopkins in the second half after trailing, 6-5, ran off with a 10-7 victory at Homewood Field, and Franklin and Marshall (13-0), top-ranked in Division III, recovered from its worst deficit of the season, 9-5, to throttle Washington, 9-1, in the first 21 minutes of the second half on its way to a 16-12 victory.
The championship game will be Saturday at Franklin and Marshall.
Hopkins (10-5) twice recovered after trailing by two goals in the first half and took its only lead on a goal by Jessica Tropp with 24 seconds left in the half. Pass-catching problems hurt the Blue Jays at critical times in the second half, while Ursinus, the defending Division III national champions, improved in that aspect of the game.