Johns Hopkins Rallies to Upset 13th-ranked Franklin & Marshall, 2-1
• Score: Johns Hopkins-2, #13 Franklin & Marshall-1
• Records: JHU (13-4, 9-1 CC) • FMC (13-3, 9-1 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins field hockey team scored a pair of goals in the final five minutes to upset 13th-ranked Franklin & Marshall, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. The win clinched the top seed in the Centennial Conference Tournament for the Blue Jays.
How it Happened
• After a scoreless first half that saw a lot of back-and-forth action in the midfield, Franklin & Marshall got on the board at 53:06. From the right side of the cage, Emily Nagle inserted a Dips' penalty corner to Annie Horsley on the near side. She settled the pass and fired a low, hard shot to the left post to stake F&M to a 1-0 lead.
• Hopkins continued to battle and with less than five minutes to play, the Blue Jays knotted the score. Senior Morgan Pothast dribbled along the right endline and centered a pass in front of the Dips' cage. Senior Princess Sutherland buried the ball into the right corner with 4:25 to play to make it a 1-1 game.
• Franklin & Marshall drew a corner with 3:10 to play and Erin Coverdale got a shot off, but it was blocked and Hopkins pushes the ball up field. Hopkins then earned a corner with just 1:08 on the clock. Senior Clare Kavanagh inserted the corner and Sutherland fired a shot that was saved by Dips' goalie Ilianna Santangelo. The rebound came right to Kavanagh, who slotted it into the cage with 59.2 seconds remaining to put Hopkins on top.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 23-13-1 all-time against Franklin & Marshall and snaps a six-game losing streak in the series. The win snapped the Diplomats' seven-game win streak as they lose for the first time since September 27.
• Hopkins earned the top seed in the Centennial Conference Tournament and will host the tournament for the first time since 2000.
• The Blue Jays' 13 wins this season are the most since 2009, when JHU went 13-6.
Inside the Box Score
• Senior Greta Helvie started the game and made three saves in the first half. Sophomore Jodie Baris played the second and made a pair of saves to earn the win.
• Santangelo finished with seven saves in the loss for the Dips.
• Franklin & Marshall had a 14-13 edge in shots and an 8-7 edge in penalty corners.
• Hopkins will play the winner of the first-round game between the four and five seeds on Friday, November 3. Game times and tournament details will be announced on Monday.