Friday, October 08, 2010
Washington College at Johns Hopkins (Field Hockey)
Two of the top challengers for six-time defending champ Ursinus square off at Homewood Field this afternoon as the Shorewomen (3-0 CC, 5-5) take on the Blue Jays (3-1, 5-4). This is the 27th time that the two teams have met since 1985 with Hopkins winning four straight to take a 17-9 advantage. Washington's last win was a 2-0 shutout victory in Baltimore in 2005. The Shorewomen are led by the 1-2 combo of Emily Trees (6-2-14) and Gussie Reilly (5-4-14), while defender Brittany Palasik has a CC-leading 12 defensive saves. Hopkins GK Kim Stein leads all Centennial 'keepers with a 78.2 save percentage, while Carly Bianco leads the offense (7-1-15).
Johns Hopkins at Dickinson (Men's Soccer)
The soccer season reaches its halfway mark on Saturday and the Conference matches begin to take on even more importance. The Blue Jays (1-1-2, 7-2-3), ranked 16th nationally by D3soccer.com, travel to Carlisle to take on the Red Devils (2-1-1, 7-2-2) in a match between teams ranked 5-6 in the Mid-Atlantic region. Hopkins has won 16 of the last 17 matches between the schools and holds a 31-12-3 series lead. Dickinson's only win in the stretch was a 2-1 triumph in Baltimore in 2007 and the Devils have not won at home since 1993 (4-1). Dale Rodman leads the Red and White with 4-5-13, while Sean Coleman has 6-1-13 for JHU.
Johns Hopkins at Gettysburg (Women's Soccer)
Two of the teams tied for first place in the Conference meet on the Battlefield as the Blue Jays (3-1, 9-2) take on the Bullets (3-1, 7-4). Hopkins is ranked ninth by D3soccer.com and 10th by the NSCAA in the most recent poll. The series cannot be any closer than this - 11-11-1 - but the Jays have won five straight since a 2-0 win by Gettysburg in Baltimore in 2005. Hopkins has five players in the top 10 in the Conference in scoring, led by Paulina Goodman's 6-2-14. Bullet netminder Allie Rivera is second in the CC in goals-against average (0.88), trailing only JHU's Kristen Redsun (0.75).