Sixth-ranked Ursinus Defeats Johns Hopkins, 6-2
• Score: #6 Ursinus-6, Johns Hopkins-2
• Records: JHU (6-6, 2-3 CC) • UC (9-2, 6-1 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: Sixth-ranked Ursinus took a 4-0 lead on the host Johns Hopkins field hockey team and went on to win 6-2 on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays got an impressive 15 saves from senior Zoey Atabek and a total of 18 saves in the loss.
How it Happened
• Just over 10 minutes in, Amber Steigerwalt dribbled in on a fast break towards the Blue Jay goal. Her shot eluded senior Zoey Atabek, but freshman Katie McErlean cleared the ball away to keep the game scoreless. Ursinus did get on the board midway through the first half as Steigerwalt scored from a tough angle near the right goal line.
• The Bears doubled their lead at 26:49 when Colleen Leahy put back a rebound off an Atabek save inside the left post. Brooke Overly followed with the first of her three goals on the afternoon at the 30:42-mark. Gemma Dufoe collected a rebound after an Atabek save and slipped a pass to Overly, who turned and scored to make it 3-0.
• Ursinus had a chance to make it 4-0 early in the second half when a penalty stroke was called. Bridget Sherry took the stroke for the Bears, but Atabek blocked it.
• Overly got her second goal at the 36:18-mark when she tapped in a pass from Leahy, pushing the Bears’ lead to four. The Blue Jays ended Jules Singer’s bid for a shutout at 50:08 as they capitalized off a corner. After senior Austin Davis stopped the ball, junior Francesca Cali passed out wide to classmate Amy Hallowell. She wound up and blasted a low shot into the left corner.
• Ursinus pushed its lead back to four when Aliki Torrence took a pass, dribbled in and shot to the bottom right corner at 59:11. Hopkins answered just 85 seconds later to make it 5-2. Off another Blue Jay corner, McErlean fired a hard shot from the top of the circle and junior Morgan Pothast tipped it over Singer’s head and into the top of the goal.
• The Bears would have the final say of the game as Overly completed her hat trick 83 seconds later. She collected an Ann Kopera corner and slotted a shot into the right corner.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins is now 2-21 all-time against Ursinus.
Inside the Box Score
• Senior Zoey Atabek finished with a season-high 15 saves in 60:22 of play. Junior Greta Helvie played the final 9:38 and made one save while allowing one goal. The Bears’ Jules Singer made one save in the win.
• Junior Francesca Cali made her sixth defensive save of the season, which is tied for the fourth most in a single season in JHU history. She is now tied for fifth in Hopkins history with nine career defensive saves.
• Junior Morgan Pothast is now tied for 23rd in school history with 19 career goals.
• Johns Hopkins returns to action on Friday, October 14 as the Blue Jays host the Haverford Fords. The game is slated for a 6:00 pm start at Homewood Field. The game was originally scheduled for October 15 but was moved due to the Bob Scott memorial service.