Van de Loo Leads Hopkins Past Stevenson in OT
BALTIMORE, MD- The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team battled back from a late deficit to defeat local foe Stevenson, 2-1 in overtime, Wednesday evening at Homewood Field. The victory was Hopkins' fourth straight and the Blue Jays now boast a 6-2-1 record, while the visiting Mustangs fell to 3-8-0.
- Stevenson scored the lone goal in the first half after a corner kick deflected off a Hopkins' defender and was redirected into the goal. The Mustang's tally came in the 39th minute and Stevenson was able to take a 1-0 lead into halftime.
- JHU's two scoring leaders, Meg Van de Loo and Kristen Hori, combined to tie the contest in the 63rd Hori dribbled the ball down the left side of the field and found Van de Loo, who was extremely patient and placed the ball inside the near post to tie the game at 1-1.
- Less than three minutes into overtime, Hopkins was awarded a penalty kick after a Stevenson defender committed a hand ball inside the box. Van de Loo took the penalty kick and placed the ball in the upper left corner to for her ninth goal of the season and give the Blue Jays the victory.
Inside the Box Score:
- Hopkins outshot Stevenson 17-7, including 11-1 after halftime.
- Van de Loo led the Blue Jays with four shots on the evening.
- Stevenson goalkeeper Tiffany McKee made four saves in defeat.
- Julia Webb led the Mustangs with two shots.
- Bess Kitzmiller made one save en route to her third victory of the season.
Up Next: Hopkins will be back on the pitch Saturday at 1 pm, when it hosts Swarthmore (8-0-0) in a rematch of last year's Centennial Conference Championship game. The Garnet come to Homewood Field leading NCAA Division III in scoring offense (6.38 goals per game) and in scoring defense (0.00 goals per game).
A Few Numbers to Know:
4: Hopkins is now 4-0-0 this season at Homewood Field.
11: The win marks the 11th time JHU has defeated Stevenson. The Blue Jays are now 11-0-0 all-time vs. the Mustangs.
18: Van de Loo leads the Blue Jays with 18 points this season.