• Score: #4 Salisbury-2, Johns Hopkins-1
• Records: JHU (5-2) • SU (5-1)
• Location: Salisbury, MD • Sea Gull Stadium
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins field hockey team dropped a tough, 2-1, decision at fourth-ranked Salisbury Wednesday night in non-conference action.
How it Happened
• After a scoreless first half, Salisbury got on the board just three minutes into the second. Off a Sea Gull corner, Emily Lemanski took a shot from the left side and Natalie Wilkinson tipped it high and over the blocker of senior Greta Helvie.
• Hopkins answered a little over 12 minutes later to tie the score at 1-1. Senior Princess Sutherland fired a hard shot from the short side off a corner and Tressie Windsor made the save. However, senior Clare Kavanagh was there to bury the rebound from the doorstep.
• The tie was short-lived however as the Sea Gulls retook the lead just 22 seconds later. Tara Daddie dribbled down the right side and then slipped a shot into the left side of the cage to make it 2-1 in favor of the home team.
What it Means
• Hopkins is 5-26 all-time against Salisbury with the Sea Gulls winning nine straight in the series. This was the closest score in the series since Hopkins won, 1-0, at Homewood on September 17, 2008.
• The Blue Jays are now 1-1 against ranked opponents this season. Hopkins’ two losses this season are to teams that participated in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Inside the Box Score
• Kavanagh scored her team-leading seventh goal of the season, which ties her career high.
• Sophomore Jodie Baris got the start and made seven saves without allowing a goal in the first half. Helvie checked in at the half and made five saves in the loss. Windsor finished with two saves in the win for the Sea Gulls.
• Salisbury had the advantage in shots (24-6) and corners (18-3) over Hopkins.
• Hopkins returns to the Eastern Shore on Saturday for a Centennial Conference tilt at Washington College. The game is slated for a 1:00 pm start at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.