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Women's Soccer Wins Third Straight

Kyla Persky scored for the first time in her career Saturday.
Sept. 26, 2015

Box Score

ALLENTOWN, PA- The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team won its third consecutive game Saturday, defeating host Muhlenberg 6-0. With the win, the Blue Jays improved to 5-2-1 on the season and 2-0-0 in Centennial Conference play. Hopkins led 2-0 at halftime and tallied four second half goals to score six for the third time this season.

The Goals:
- Hopkins got on the scoreboard first when Kristen Hori found the back of the net in the 23rd The goal came as a free kick near midfield was played to Ana Bengoechea, who dribbled the ball up the field and crossed it to a cutting Hori for a one-timer.
- The Blue Jays doubled their lead to 2-0 in the 26th minute when Vania Ludman JHU got the ball into a congested box via a corner kick and the junior deposited it in the goal.
- Meg Van de Loo increased the JHU lead to three when she scored off a feed from Alaina Arthur in the 48th
- Van de Loo finished on a breakaway to extend the lead to 4-0 in the 73rd minute.
- Ludman crossed a ball into the box in the 82nd minute and Issy Berkey was able finish it inside the far post to add to the Blue Jays' lead.
- The final goal of the afternoon came off the foot of Kyla Persky. The freshman collected the ball in the middle of the box and shot it into the back of the net for the first goal of her career.                                                                     



Inside the Box Score:
- The JHU defense held the Mules to just one shot on goal in the contest. Clara Aranguren saved the lone shot to earn her second shutout of the season.
- Hopkins outshot Muhlenberg 26-7, including 12-1 in shots on goal.
- Van de Loo led the squad with five shots and three shots on goal.
- Jen Mermelstein made six saves in defeat.

Up Next: Hopkins returns to action Wednesday for its last non-conference matchup of the regular season against Stevenson. The Blue Jays and Mustangs are slated to kickoff on Homewood Field at 7:00 pm.

A Few Numbers to Know:
3: The win was the third straight for the Blue Jays.
7: With a pair of goals Saturday, Van de Loo now has a team-high seven on the season.
17: JHU has scored 17 goals during their current three-game winning streak.
18: The win marks the 18th time JHU has defeated Muhlenberg. The Blue Jays own an 18-9-1 advantage in the series.