BLUE JAYS DEFEAT DICKINSON, 3-1, TO ADVANCE TO CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
• Score: #4 Johns Hopkins – 3, Dickinson - 1
• Records: #4 Hopkins (17-1) • Dickinson (11-4-4)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team used two first-half goals to defeat Dickinson College, 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field in the semifinals of the Centennial Conference Tournament.
How it Happened
• Rachel Jackson got the Blue Jays on the board at 13:13 as Mizuho Obayashi sent a pass to Michelle Santangelo who headed the ball into Jackson. Jackson then settled the ball and put a one-touch shot into the right side of the post for the goal.
• Just over a minute later Toni Abate sent a corner kick into Santangelo who settled the ball in the middle of the box and knocked the ball into the right side of the net for the 2-0 lead at 14:41.
• The Red Devils cut the Hopkins lead in half on a free kick by Eryn McDonald from 35 yards out which hooked into the corner of the net at 30:55.
• The Blue Jays had two fantastic chances to go up 3-1 as an Insa Mannstadt shot hit off the top of the post just missing crossing the line and bounced out to a waiting Jackson, who put a shot on goal which was saved by Mary Kate Brosnan.
• Emily Maheras sent a cross into the box to Kristin Hori who then one-touched the ball Obayashi who finished with a shot into the left post at 46:44 for the 3-1 lead.
• Dickinson had a few solid scoring chances; however, the Blue Jay defense held the Red Devils scoreless for the entire second half as JHU claimed the 1-0 win.
What it Means
• The Blue Jays are now 25-3-6 in the conference tournament and sport an 11-1-3 record as the one seed.
• JHU is now 4-0-1 against the Red Devils in the conference tournament.
Inside the Box Score
• Jackson and Santangelo are now tied for the team lead with 27 points. Santangelo has a team-high 12 goals while Jackson now has 11 goals this season.
• Robyn Lipschultz earned the win in net for Hopkins as she made one save and improves to 12-1 on the year.
• JHU outshot Dickinson, 16-4 and took 12 corner kicks compared to one for Dickinson.
• JHU will be in search of its 12th title tomorrow at 1 pm as Hopkins will play the winner of McDaniel vs. Swarthmore.
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