Kronick Delivers Two in 3-2 OT Victory
BALTIMORE, MD - Junior Hannah Kronick scored two goals, including the game winner as Johns Hopkins topped Stevenson 3-2 in a back and forth overtime clash. It was Kronick's second game winning goal of the season, and came less than two minutes into the first overtime period. Sophomore Maryalice McKenna added her first career goal as a Blue Jay in the 53rd minute on an assist from junior Sydney Teng.
With the scored tied at the end of regulation, Pamela Vranis headed a ball into the box off a big clearance kick from Adrienne Johnson to set up the winning goal. Kronick sprinted onto the ball past the lone Stevenson defender and beat the goalie on a shot banked off the right post to secure the win.
Hopkins was first to strike in the opening half, on a goal from Kronick in the 37th minute. Senior Christina Convey took a shot from the right side that was saved by the Stevenson keeper and kept in play. Kronick collected the deflection and put it past the goalie on the near left post.
Stevenson responded in the second half, with a goal from a wide open Meaghan Williams in the 52nd minute on the right side of the six yard box. With the score tied, Hopkins did not miss a beat with a goal from McKenna less than a minute later. With perhaps the play of the night, Sydney Teng punched a ball across the middle of the box to McKenna on a brilliant back heel to earn the assist.
Stevenson refused to go down easily, netting a goal in the 54th minute to even the score 2-2. Hopkins applied heavy pressure for the rest of the half, but could not finish a shot until overtime.
The Blue Jays now move to 6-0 on the season with the victory, and will return to Homewood Field this Saturday to face Washington College.