#11 Hopkins Blanks #23 Swarthmore, 2-0
• Score: #11 Johns Hopkins - 2, #23 Swarthmore - 0
• Records: #11 Johns Hopkins (12-2-1, 7-0 CC) • #23 Swarthmore (10-3-0, 4-2 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: Goals from Emily Maheras and Michelle Santangelo lifted the #11 Johns Hopkins women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over #23 Swarthmore on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field.
How it Happened
• In the 15th minute of the first half, Marin McCoy lined up for a penalty kick, but Bess Kitzmiller made an incredible kick save to keep the game scoreless.
• Maheras got Hopkins on the board at 32:15 as she collected the loose ball and from about the 18-yard line, laced a shot that went inside the far post for the goal.
• In the second half, the Garnet would have another scoring chance as McCoy fired a shot from 15-yards but Kitzmiller made a diving save to keep Hopkins in the lead.
• Santangelo looked to put the Blue Jays up two goals as in the 51st minute she took a point blank shot that Swarthmore goalkeeper Amy Shmoys dove and deflected wide to keep the Garnet within one goal.
• McCoy would have her third excellent scoring opportunity in the 66th minute as she took a shot from 12-yards out that was kicked away by Robyn Lipschultz, who had come into the game in relief of Kitzmiller.
• Just over four minutes later at 70:13, Bailey Monaco sent a pass to Santangelo who headed the ball into the top far corner to put JHU up 2-0.
• The Blue Jays would hold Swarthmore scoreless and go onto claim the 2-0 win.
What it Means
• JHU has now won five straight games after falling to Stevenson on September 27.
• The Blue Jays improve to 26-2-2 all-time against the Garnet.
• With the victory, Hopkins has assured itself a spot in the conference tournament.
Inside the Box Score
• Santangelo now has nine goals and 21 points on the season, both of which are career highs.
• The goal for Maheras was her second on the season and fourth of her career.
• Kitzmiller and Lipschultz combined to make five saves in the game.
• Shmoys made 6 saves in net for the Garnet.
• Johns Hopkins outshot Swarthmore 15-11, however the Garnet took six corner kicks to the Blue Jays two.
• Johns Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, October 21 as they will head to Ursinus for a noon game.
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