• Score: Johns Hopkins-7, Bryn Mawr-0
• Records: JHU (5-1, 1-0 CC) • BMC (4-2, 0-1 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: Senior Clare Kavanagh scored her first career hat trick to lead the Johns Hopkins field hockey team to a 7-0 win over visiting Bryn Mawr Saturday afternoon.
How it Happened
• Senior Morgan Pothast gave the Blue Jays the early lead as she scored just 6:26 into the game off a rebound. At the 15:16-mark, Kavanagh buried a back-handed shot from the top of the circle to stake Hopkins to a 2-0 lead.
• As the half neared the end, the Blue Jays got two more goals to take a 4-0 lead into the break. Senior Princess Sutherland one-timed a centering pass from freshman Valerie Henderson past Angela Meng with 5:17 to play in the half. Hopkins then capitalized on a corner with just 1:59 to play. Freshman Seema Sajjan struck the corner and senior Francesca Cali lifted a high shot over the outstretched stick of Meng and just under the crossbar.
• Sophomore Katie McErlean pushed the lead to five less than 10 minutes into the second half. She dribbled past several defenders before firing a low shot to the far post.
• Kavanagh then scored back-to-back goals just 63 seconds apart to extend Hopkins’ lead to 7-0. Her second goal of the afternoon came when she back-handed a pass from Cali with 15:23 to play. She then redirected a ball from sophomore Maddie Stabinski to complete her hat trick.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 24-0-1 all-time against Bryn Mawr and earned its 22nd consecutive win in the series.
• The Blue Jays are now 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the Centennial Conference. Hopkins is 5-1 for the first time since 2009 when the Jays started out 7-1.
Inside the Box Score
• Kavanagh led the Blue Jays with her first career hat trick and a career best six points. Cali was the second-leading scorer with a goal and an assist, tying her career high with three points.
• Sophomore Jodie Baris got the win without making a save. Senior Greta Helvie came in at the half and also did not have to make a save.
• Meng finished with eight saves in the loss for the Owls. She was replaced at halftime by Logan Wallace Wood, who made three saves.
• Hopkins had the advantage in shots (31-2) and corners (13-1) over Bryn Mawr.
• Hopkins travels to the Eastern Shore to take on third-ranked Salisbury on Wednesday, September 20. The non-conference contest is slated for a 7:00 pm start at Sea Gull Stadium.