Oct. 1, 2002
Last Week: The Blue Jays enter this week with a 5-4-1 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the Centennial Conference after going 1-1 last week. Hopkins defeated defending Centennial Conference champions Muhlenberg, 1-0 on Saturday after falling to Dickinson, 1-0 on the road earlier in the week.
This Week: JHU is off until Saturday when the Blue Jays play host to Ursinus at 4:00 p.m. in CC action. Hopkins holds a 6-0 advantage in the all-time series and has outscored the Bears 32-1 in the six games. The Blue Jays begin play the following week at Misericordia on Monday at 4:00 p.m. in a non-conference match.
The Coach: Leo Weil is currently in his 11th season as head coach of the Johns Hopkins women's soccer team. He has led the Blue Jays to back-to-back ECAC Championships and sports an overall record of 105-59-15 (.628) at Hopkins. Weil is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has coached from the youth club level through high school and college.
Team & Player Notes:
* Home Sweet Home: Hopkins topped Muhlenberg, 1-0 in double overtime, in its Centennial Conference home opener to improve to 43-10-4 (.789) at home since the start of the 1996 season, including a 30-5-3 (.829) mark from 1998-2001. JHU finished the 2000 and 1998 seasons undefeated at home with 11-0 and 6-0 records, respectively. Since the start of the 2000 season, the Blue Jays have outscored opponents 53-8 in 24 home games. Hopkins plays four more home games this season, all of which are Centennial Conference games.
* Blue Jays Solid in September: JHU concluded September with a 5-4-1 mark and has posted a 41-12-3 (.759) record in the month of September since the start of the 1997 season. The Blue Jays were 8-0 in September during the 1997 season and followed that with records of 5-2, 9-2-1, 7-3, and 7-1-1 from 1998 to 2001. Hopkins is equally solid in October as the Blue Jays sport a 33-8-4 (.777) record in October since the start of 1997.
*Plenty of Extra Time: With JHU's 1-0 over Muhlenberg in double overtime, four of Hopkins' 10 games have gone to overtime with the Blue Jays posting a 2-1-1 record in those contests. Hopkins played three overtime games all of last season, and the most the team has played in any season is five during the 1999 campaign. The Blue Jays have played 29 overtime games in school history and sport a 10-6-13 (.569) overall record.
* Non-Conference Dominance: Hopkins is 23-4-2 (.827) in non-conference games since the start of the 2000 season. The Blue Jays went 10-1 in non-conference games in 2000 and followed that with a 9-2-1 record in 2001. JHU is 4-2-1 this season in games out of conference.
*Hopkins Among Centennial Leaders: Senior Shannon O'Malley is fourth in goals-against average (0.68) and tied for third in shutouts (3). JHU is tied for fourth in the conference in scoring offense (2.00) and third in scoring defense (0.66).
* High Powered Attack: The Blue Jays 6-0 win over the College of Notre Dame (MD) on September 18 marked the second time JHU has scored six goals this year and the third game with at least four goals. Since the start of the 1998 season, Hopkins has scored four or more goals in 25 games, while opponents have scored three goals in a game on just three occasions.
* The three goals allowed versus Roanoke on September 15 were the most by Hopkins since the Blue Jays lost to Elizabethtown, 3-1, in the NCAA Tournament during the 1998 season. Before the Roanoke game, JHU allowed two goals on just eight occasions and recorded 41 shutouts in previous 70 games since the start of the 1999 season. In those 70 games, Hopkins outscored its opponents 177-37, for an average of 2.53-0.53 per game.
*Turley Scores Winner Versus Mules: Sophomore midfielder Kathleen Turley headed in the game-winning goal with five minutes remaining in the second overtime to give Hopkins a 1-0 win over the Mules last weekend. The win snapped Muhlenberg's 14-game Centennial Conference winning streak.
* Anito Ties Record: Freshman Mary Anito tied Sarah Parola's school record for points in a game with eight against the College of Notre Dame (MD) in a 6-0 win on September 18. Anito assisted on two goals by sophomore Jen Kent before scoring three of her own as JHU scored six goals in the second half.
* Minger Moving Up the Charts: With five points on one goal and three assists through 10 games, senior midfielder Jill Minger has moved into a tie for fourth place at Hopkins with 53 career points. She is also tied for fourth in career goals (19) and tied for first in career assists (15). In the season opener versus Goucher, Minger broke the school single-game record with three assists.
* O'Malley Reaches 200 Saves: Senior goaltender Shannon O'Malley tallied six saves against Dickinson to become the second player in school history to record 200 career saves. She has made 28 saves in nine games this season and needs 43 saves to break Kate Cushman's (1996-99) school record of 251 career saves.
Centennial Conference Women's Soccer Standings (as of 9/30/02)
School, Conf., Overall
Franklin & Marshall, 2-0, 7-1
Dickinson, 2-0, 7-2
McDaniel, 2-1, 7-3
Swarthmore, 2-2, 6-5
Haverford, 1-1-1, 6-3-1
Washington College, 1-1, 6-4
Gettysburg, 1-1, 4-3-2
Muhlenberg, 1-1, 4-6
Johns Hopkins, 1-2, 5-4-1
Ursinus, 0-1-1, 4-5-1
Bryn Mawr, 0-3, 4-6
Conference Records of Centennial Schools Since 1996
School, Record, Pct.
Gettysburg, 49-8-2, (.847)
Johns Hopkins, 46-11-3, (.791)
Muhlenberg, 42-15-2, (.729)
Franklin & Marshall, 37-21-1, (.635)
WMC/McDaniel, 38-22-0, (.633)
Haverford, 36-21-3, (.625)
Dickinson, 19-38-2, (.339)
Ursinus, 16-40-3, (.296)
Swarthmore, 14-46-1, (.237)
Washington College, 6-26-0, (.187)
Bryn Mawr, 2-57-1, (.041)