JHU Falls to Williams, 3-0, in Elite 8
• Score: Johns Hopkins - 0, Williams - 3
• Records: Johns Hopkins (18-3-3), Williams (20-1-1)
• Location: Williamstown, MA (Cole Field)
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s soccer team fell just short of advancing to its second Final Four as its season came to an end against Williams College on Sunday afternoon.
How it Happened
• The Ephs controlled the ball early in the opening half and were able to score the game’s first goal as Jacqueline Simone sent a pass to Natalie Turner-Wyatt who put the ball past Hopkins goalkeeper Bess Kitzmiller at 16:29.
• JHU would take three straight shots at the 24-minute mark, but shots by Carly Lupton-Smith, Toni Abate, and Bailey Monaco were all blocked by the Williams’ defense.
• The Ephs’ defense blocked yet another JHU shot at the 27-minute mark as Maggie Coulson had her shot denied by the Williams’ defender.
• Maddy Rocks was able to generate the Blue Jays’ first shot on goal in the half, but her shot was saved by Olivia Barnhill, and the half would end with the home team leading 1-0.
• The Ephs scored their second goal in the 53rd minute as Turner-Wyatt set up Natasha Albaneze for the goal.
• Just a few minutes later at 57:59, the Ephs got goal number three of the game as Turner-Wyatt once again set up Albaneze for the goal.
• Freshman Riley O’Toole had a good scoring chance at 63:34, however, her shot was saved by Barnhill.
• At 71:17, Michelle Santangelo received a penalty kick, however, her attempt went just wide of the net. • The Blue Jays continued to pressure Barnhill and the Williams’ defense, but the home team would hang on for the 3-0 win and a trip to the Final Four.
What it Means
• This is the second straight year the Blue Jays have been knocked out of the tournament by Williams, and it’s the third time overall Ephs have eliminated the Jays in the tournament.
• JHU is now 1-5-0 in Elite Eight games.
• This is just the second time this season that the Blue Jays have allowed three goals.
Inside the Box Score
• Hopkins outshot Williams 19-14, but the Ephs put nine shots on net while the Blue Jays put eight on goal.
• Johns Hopkins took ten corner kicks in the match while Williams took one.
• Kitzmiller made six saves in goal and finishes her senior season with an 11-3-3 record.