• Score: Johns Hopkins-3, Washington College-2
• Records: JHU (6-2, 2-0 CC) • WAC (4-4, 2-1 CC)
• Location: Chestertown, MD • Kibler Field
• The Short Story: After a high-scoring first half, the Johns Hopkins field hockey team got the only second-half goal in a 3-2 win over host Washington College Saturday afternoon.
How it Happened
• Washington College struck first after an extended possession by Hopkins. On the counterattack, Clare Ingersoll dribbled into the circle and then passed to Kailyn Brandt on her left, who banged home the game’s first goal at 9:38.
• The Blue Jays answered with a pair of goals in a span of just 89 seconds. Junior Lucy Reider scored off a give-and-go with freshman Valerie Henderson with at the 17:45-mark. Hopkins then took the lead when senior Princess Sutherland buried a rebound off a Clare Kavanagh shot at 19:14.
• The high-scoring half continued as the Shorewomen tied the game at two at 26:29. Off a penalty corner, Nicole Schroyer got a shot off that was stopped by sophomore Jodie Baris. Emily Pantazes collected the rebound and scored at the post to even the score.
• Kavanagh then put Hopkins up 3-2 with 13:38 to play when she back-handed a loose ball past Morgan Domanico for her team-leading eighth goal of the season. The Hopkins defense would make the goal stand as the Jays grabbed the win.
What it Means
• The Blue Jays improve to 6-2, the best start to the season since the 2009 squad that started that was 7-1 in its first eight games. JHU has also won its first two conference games for the first time since 2013.
• Hopkins improves to 25-10 all-time against Washington College and has won six straight in the series. Five of the last seven meetings between the two have been decided by just one goal.
Inside the Box Score
• Kavanagh scored her first game-winner of the season and third of her career. She now ranks second in the Centennial Conference in goals (8) and points (18).
• Kavanagh has at least one goal in each of the last five games, which is the longest goal-scoring streak since Emily Miller scored in five straight games in 2008.
• Baris finished with four saves to earn the win while Domanico made seven saves for the Shorewomen. • Hopkins outshot Washington College, 19-10, and had more corners, 12-6.
• Hopkins is back at Homewood Field on Wednesday, September 27 to take on York. The non-conference contest is slated for a 4:00 pm start at Homewood Field.