#3 Ranked Blue Jays Turn Back Devils in CC Semis

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Baltimore, Md.) – The Dickinson women's soccer team suffered a 3-1 setback to host #3-ranked Johns Hopkins in the semifinals of the Centennial Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Jays struck early and quickly, putting a pair of goals on the board in a span of just one minute thirty-three seconds to take a 2-0 advantage.

Rachel Jackson finished a double-assist from Mizuho Obayashi and Michelle Santangelo, just 13:13 into the match. Santangelo then tallied off an assist from Toni Abate.

The Red Devils would capitalize on a set piece to put a goal on the board before halftime. Junior Eryn McDonald (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale) scored from 35 yards out in the 34th minute to cut the deficit to 2-1.

The Blue Jays used a similar formula to strike early in the second half. Obayashi added the insurance goal, just 1:44 after the break, this time finishing with assists from Kristen Hori and Emily Maheras.

The Red Devils continued to battle but were unable to produce on the offensive end. Hopkins outshot the Red Devils, 9-1, in the second half and held a 16-4 advantage for the game, holding a 12-1 advantage on corners.

Senior Mary Katherine Brosnan (Old Tappan, N.J./Northern Valley Old Tappan) made eight saves for the Red Devils as the slip to 11-4-4 on the season.

The Blue Jays improve to 17-1 overall and will advance to Sunday's championship to face Swarthmore College.