Johns Hopkins Moves Closer to Playoff Bid with Win at McDaniel
Oct. 26, 2011
WESTMINSTER, MD - Three different Blue Jays found the cage and senior Kim Stein made 10 saves to lead the Johns Hopkins field hockey team to a 4-1 win over host McDaniel in Centennial Conference action Wednesday night. The Blue Jays improve to 9-7 overall and 6-3 in the conference, while the Green Terror fall to 10-6 overall and 4-5 in the conference.
Junior Maggie Phillips scored early for the Blue Jays, putting the visitors up 1-0 at 11:24 with her team-leading 12th goal of the season off an assist from senior Annie Shepard. Stein did her part to send Hopkins into the half with a one-goal lead as she made five of her 10 saves in the first 35 minutes.
McDaniel's Katherine Jones would tie the game up just over five minutes into the second half as the Green Terror cashed in on a penalty corner. The tie wouldn't last long as senior Emily Ortega scored the first of her two on the night just over four minutes later, to give Hopkins back a one-goal lead. Less than five minutes later, freshman Alexa Lantiere found the cage on feed from senior Carly Bianco at 49:31 to put the Blue Jays on top 3-1. Ortega would cap the scoring with less than two minutes to play with junior Meghan Kellett adding the helper.
McDaniel would outshoot Hopkins on the night, 20-17, and had more corners (13-9) but Stein's 10 saves made the difference for the Blue Jays. Her counterpart, Stephanie Thomson made four saves for the Green Terror.
Hopkins looks to earn a first-round playoff bye when the Blue Jays take on the Gettysburg Bullets in the regular season finale Saturday, October 29 at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays will honor their seniors prior to the game, which is slated to begin at 5:00 pm.
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