Barry Tallies Career-Best 13 Saves
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting #9 Johns Hopkins scored three goals in a span of 17:46 in the second half to turn a scoreless tie into a 3-0 win on Saturday afternoon at the WC Lower Bermuda Field in a Centennial Conference women's soccer match. The Blue Jays improve to 7-2-0 overall and 1-0-0 in the conference, while the Shorewomen fall to 2-3-1 and 0-1-0 respectively.
Despite being outshot 16-3 in the first half, it was Washington College who had the best chance to score in the half. Freshman forward/midfielder Maribeth Harrington (Silver Spring, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) had a shot from about 10 yards out at the 27:54 mark that was ticketed for the lower right corner, but Johns Hopkins' back Ana Bengoechea was right there to stop the shot from going in and the Blue Jays were credited with a team save.
The lone shot for the Shorewomen in the second half came at the 60:56 mark when junior back midfielder/back Bailey Howard (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) let a shot go from the right side from 10 yards out on a counter, but her shot sailed wide right and the match remained scoreless.
Johns Hopkins finally broke onto the scoreboard at the 64:48 mark when Meg Van de Loo scored from six yards out at the middle to put the visitors ahead on a feed from Hannah Kronick. Kronick grabbed the rebound of Sydney Teng's shot, did a backfoot pass to Van de Loo for the score. The Blue Jays made it 2-0 when Teng found Alaina Arthur and from eight yards out in the middle Arthur scored to make it 2-0 after Teng won a loose ball. Kronick would complete the scoring when Arthur sent a through pass to Kronick and from the right side from 15 yards out Kronick scored into the upper left corner for the final goal. The score gave Kronick 72 career goals and is now the all-time leader in goals scored for a Centennial Conference's women's soccer player.
Arthur and Kronick had a goal and assist each for the Blue Jays, while Van de Loo recorded a goal and Teng tallied a helper. Clara Aranguren made no saves in recording a shutout, but Hopkins got a team save courtesy of Bengoechea for the lone save in the contest.
Washington sophomore goalkeeper Melissa Barry (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) made a career-high 13 saves for the hosts in the loss. She recorded her ninth save to set her personal best on a stop of a Kronick shot at the 53:26 mark.
The Blue Jays held a 42-4 advantage in shots and had a 7-3 edge in corner kicks.
Washington is home again on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. for a Centennial Conference contest with visiting Swarthmore.