Santangelo's Hat Trick Lifts JHU over Rutgers-Camden, 8-1
Score: #11 Johns Hopkins 8, Rutgers-Camden 1
Records: Johns Hopkins (6-1-1); Rutgers-Camden (3-4)
Location: Camden, NJ
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team put on another impressive offensive showing as the Blue Jays defeated Rutgers-Camden by a score of 8-1 on Wednesday night. Michelle Santangelo stayed hot, scoring her second hat trick in as many games.
How it Happened
The Scarlet-Raptors got out to an early 1-0 lead as Sarah Zuzulock went down on a breakaway and took a shot from the top of the right box that found the back of the net at 2:20.
The Blue Jays would answer as Santangelo took a Sophie Murphy pass and put the ball inside the left post to tie the game at 12:06.
Santangelo would continue her hot streak as she took a centering pass from Kristen Hori and lifted a shot over Rutgers-Camden goalkeeper Katie Gurba.
JHU would go up 3-1 as Hallie Horvath put one inside the left post at 23:54.
Johns Hopkins would go up by three goals as Riley O'Toole sent a pass to Bailey Monaco whose shot from 20 yards away went inside the left post at 25:29.
Emily Maheras put the Blue Jays up 5-1 in the second half with a goal at 49:56 off an Hori pass.
Santangelo netted her second hat trick in as many games as she headed in a Toni Abate pass at 53:07 to give JHU a 6-1 advantage.
On a penalty kick, Monaco would net her second goal of the game and put Hopkins up 7-1 at 61:11.
Scoring her first collegiate goal at 84:27 was Alexandra Damron as she took a pass from Insa Mannstadt and put JHU up seven goals, and Johns Hopkins would take the 8-1 victory.
What it Means
The Blue Jays are now 3-0 all-time against Rutgers-Camden.
Hopkins has scored 17 goals in the past two games.
Santangelo becomes just the fifth player in JHU history to record multiple hat tricks in a season.
This is the third hat trick for Johns Hopkins this season.
Inside the Box Score
JHU outshot the Scarlet-Raptors 28-2, and put 16 shots on net compared to just one for the home team.
Hopkins took six corner kicks while Rutgers-Camden took just one.
The Blue Jays will travel to Washington College on Saturday, September 23 for a Centennial Conference game. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 pm.