JHU Advances to Second Round With a 4-1 Win Over Staten Island
Score: Johns Hopkins 4, Staten Island 1
Records: Johns Hopkins (16-2-3), College of Staten Island (13-6-1)
Location: Baltimore, MD (Homewood Field)
The Short Story: Three first-half goals lifted the Johns Hopkins women's soccer team to a 4-1 win over the College of Staten Island on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Hopkins advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in program history.
How it Happened
The Blue Jays scored first as Bailey Monaco sent a cross from the right side of the field to Jackie Tait who put the ball into the left side of the net at 13:56.
JHU struck again in the 17th minute when a corner kick by Hallie Horvath found Emily Maheras in front of the net for the header at 17:18.
Michelle Santangelo would make it 3-0 as she took off down the left side of the field past the Dolphins defense and got the inside of the left post at 29:03.
In the second half, JHU would extend its lead to four as Santangelo took a shot from ten yards out that found the top right corner for her second goal of the afternoon at 51:55.
Staten Island got on the board on 67:17 as Lauren Smith put in the rebound off a Rebecca D'Aloia shot that hit the post.
Johns Hopkins would go on to win the game 4-1.
What it Means
The Blue Jays will advance to their 11th second round match.
Hopkins improves to 18-1-0 at home in the NCAA Tournament and 10-4-1 in first round games.
Inside the Box Score
Tait's goal was her first of the year, while Maheras' scored her fourth goal of the season. Santangelo now has 17 goals on the year, which leads the team.
Johns Hopkins outshot Staten Island, 29-4 and put 15 shots on goal compared to four shots on goal for the Dolphins.
Kaila DiBenedetto made five saves in goal for Staten Island in the first half while Maraya Jones made six saves in the second half.
Bess Kitzmiller and Robyn Lipschultz combined for one save and the shutout win.
Johns Hopkins will play the winner of the Connecticut College/Wilkes match tomorrow at 1 pm.