Blue Jays blank McDaniel to keep pace in race for top spot
BALTIMORE, Md. - Erica Suter recorded two goals and an assist to lead No. 13 Johns Hopkins to a 3-0 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer action on Tuesday.
The Blue Jays (13-3, 8-1 CC) held the Green Terror (4-12-1, 3-6 CC) off the scoreboard for the 10th time this season to remain in a tie for first place in the conference standings.
Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) made 11 saves in goal for McDaniel.
Off a restart in the sixth minute, Johns Hopkins quickly pushed upfield and Suter crossed to Erin Stafford in front of the net for a 1-0 lead.
Just over a minute later, Suter finished a Sara Tankard feed partially off a Green Terror defender to double the advantage.
The Blue Jays carried play for the better part of the second half, firing off 24 shots but only converted once. Off a Stafford corner in the 58th minute, Suter placed a ball into the left corner for a 3-0 lead.
Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) recorded the lone first-half shot for McDaniel - a 30-yard blast from the left wing in the 17th minute. Kelly Crawford (Galloway, N.J./Absegami) had the Green Terror's second-half attempt with a blast that sailed high.
McDaniel concludes the season at home against Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.
McDaniel (4-12-1, 3-6 CC) 0 0 - 0
No. 13 Johns Hopkins (13-3, 8-1 CC) 2 1 - 3
J - Erin Stafford (Erica Suter), 5:11
J - Suter (Sara Tankard), 6:32
J - Suter (Stafford), 57:29
Shots: M 2, J 40. Corner Kicks: M 0, J 12. Fouls: M 3, J 5. Saves: M 11 (Leanne Hollinger), J 0 (Karen Guszkowski 0, 0 GA, 45 MP; Kristen Redsun 0, 0 GA, 45 MP).