Friday, October 01, 2010

Five-Star Matchups

Haverford at Johns Hopkins (Field Hockey)
The Fords (2-1 CC, 6-2) and the Blue Jays (2-1, 4-4) meet in a game that could have playoff implications down the line. Hopkins leads the all-time series, 25-4-1, and has won all 15 previous contests at Homewood Field. Haverford broke a 10-game losing streak to JHU last season, winning 3-2 on Swan Field. The Fords' Alex Waleko is sixth in the country in goals (1.57) and points (3.71) per game. Carly Bianco leads the Jays with five goals.

Muhlenberg at Johns Hopkins (Men's Soccer)
A battle of nationally-ranked clubs takes place under the lights at Homewood Field as the Mules (1-0-2, 5-0-3) take on the Blue Jays (1-1-1, 7-2-2). Muhlenberg, ranked 19th by and 22nd by the NSCAA, is looking for its first win in the Charm City since the series' first meeting in 1946 (4-2). Hopkins, ranked 13th and 25th, respectively, holds a 14-10-2 series lead. 'Berg junior Cody Antonini leads the Conference with 11 goals and 25 points. JHU goalkeeper Ravi Gill has a CC-leading 0.,57 goals-against average.

Ursinus at Gettysburg (Women's Soccer)
The Bears (2-1, 5-3) and the Bullets (2-1, 6-3) meet for the 17th time since 1996 with Gettysburg holding a 10-3-3 series lead. Ursinus is 3-1-2 in its last six matches with the Bullets. Jess Porcelan of the Bears shares the Conference lead with six goals and GK Kara DiJoseph has the Centennial-best 87.2 save percentage. Gettysburg has a balanced scoring attack, led by Rachel West with 4-4-12.

Haverford at Johns Hopkins (Volleyball)
Two of the three unbeaten teams in Conference play meet in Baltimore with their share of first place on the line. The Fords (2-0, 8-9) are battle-tested with four of their losses coming at the hands of top-20 teams, including three against Nos. 1 and 2. Laura Ramos is fourth in the Conference in kills at 3.02 per set. JHU's Melissa Cole leads the Centennial in that category at 3.28 per set. Hopkins (3-0, 10-9) is 16-9 all-time against Haverford but has dropped five straight since a 2005 win in five sets on the Main Line.

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