O'Toole's Pair Lead Hopkins Past Dickinson, 2-1
• Score: #11 Johns Hopkins-2, Dickinson-1
• Records: #11 Johns Hopkins (9-2-1, 4-0 CC), Dickinson (7-3-1, 1-2-1 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD (Homewood Field)
• The Short Story: Freshman Riley O’Toole scored a pair of second-half goals to lift the 11th-ranked Johns Hopkins women’s soccer team to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against visiting Dickinson Wednesday night at Homewood Field.
How it Happened
• The Red Devils grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute as sophomore defender Eryn McDonald headed home a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Addy Zandi. Zandi played the corner to the far post and McDonald got a head on it in a crowd to give Dickinson the one-goal lead.
• Dickinson held the one-goal lead through the first half. The Blue Jays’ best chance before halftime came in the 23rd minute when senior forward Michelle Santangelo’s header off a cross whistled just wide of the near post.
• The 1-0 lead held for Dickinson until the 62nd minute, when the O’Toole got the Blue Jays on the board. Sophomore Maddy Rocks controlled a loose ball on the outer-third of the field and crossed one to the middle, where O’Toole one-timed a 25-yard rocket into the top of the net to draw the Blue Jays even.
• With the Blue Jays applying consistent pressure in the second half (JHU outshot Dickinson 7-0 in the final 45 minutes), O’Toole finally got free late in regulation to net the game-winner. Junior Kyla Persky played a ball through to the offensive end from about 10 yards over on the Blue Jays’ side of the field. O’Toole and a Dickinson defender battled for the ball and O’Toole sprung free about 35 yards from the goal. She dribbled in and drew Dickinson goalie Mary Katherine Brosnan off her line and poked one just inside the far post for what proved to be the deciding goal.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins improves to 9-2-1 overall and 4-0 in the Centennial Conference. The Blue Jays are the only remaining unbeaten team in Centennial play with their 4-0 mark as McDaniel suffered its first league loss today.
• The Blue Jays are now 20-6-4 all-time against Dickinson and have won seven straight against the Red Devils.
Inside the Box Score
• Johns Hopkins outshot Dickinson 14-6 for the game with the 7-0 margin on shots in the second half.
• O’Toole netted her second consecutive two-goal game and now leads the team in goals (9) and is tied for the team-lead points (19).
• Brosnan totaled six saves in goal for Dickinson and Zandi took three of the Devils’ six shots in the game.
• JHU returns to action on Saturday, October 7 as the Blue Jays will host a Centennial Conference match against Muhlenberg at 6 pm.
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