York Tops Johns Hopkins, 3-1
• Score: York-3, Johns Hopkins-1
• Records: JHU (6-3) • YCP (6-2)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: Visiting York rode three first half goals to a 3-1 win over the Johns Hopkins field hockey team Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action.
How it Happened
• York jumped on Hopkins early as the Spartans scored just 38 seconds in to take the early lead. Dana Meehling collected a rebound in the circle and slipped a pass to Autumn Mallory, who banged home the first of her three goals.
• The Spartans doubled their lead at the 14:18-mark on a fastbreak counter attack. Lindsay Nye played a long ball behind the defense to Mallory, who went one-on-one with senior Greta Helvie. Mallory was able to elude the Blue Jay keeper to score.
• Mallory completed her hat trick and staked York to the 3-0 lead at 31:08. Paige Taylor crossed the ball to Mallory, who settled the pass and fired a shot past Helvie.
• Hopkins controlled much of the play in the second half and finally capitalized with 9:51 to play. Junior Grace Hillman dribbled towards the circle and slotted a pass to senior Princess Sutherland on the left side. Sutherland one-timed the pass into the opposite side of the cage. The Blue Jays continued to pressure the Spartans defense, but could get no closer.
What it Means
• Hopkins falls to 2-7 all-time against York as the Spartans win their fourth straight in the series.
Inside the Box Score
• Helvie finished with a pair of saves in the loss. Sophomore Jodie Baris came in at the half and was not forced to make a save. Eve Hauptle made three saves in the win for the Spartans.
• Hopkins outshot York, 12-9, while the Spartans had a 5-1 edge in corners.
• Sutherland is now tied for 25th in school history with 18 career goals.
• York enters the game just outside of the top-20 in the latest NFHCA national poll with 107 points.
• Hopkins travels to Haverford on Saturday, September 30 to face the Fords. The Centennial Conference contest is slated for a Noon start at Swan Field.