Johns Hopkins Men & Women’s Soccer Teams Breeze Into 3rd Rd Of Div. III Soccer Tournaments

VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Both the men’s and women’s Johns Hopkins soccer teams had little trouble advancing to the 3rd Round of their tournaments, posting 2-0 victories over their 2nd round opponents.

On the women’s side, with a game that was played at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Senior F Michelle Santangelo and Junior M/D Kyla Persky each had a goal in the Blue Jays (17-2-3) 2-0 dominant victory over the Wilkes Colonels during the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament 2nd Round.

No goals were scored during the first half, but during the 50th minute (49:33 mark), Persky’s header bounced into the net, giving Johns Hopkins a 1-0 lead.

Just nine minutes later, Santangelo (with an assist from Sophomore M Carly Lupton-Smith) at the 58:52 mark, scored her goal, giving the Blue Jays the 2-0 advantage.

The most impressive stat from this game was the 19-1 shot advantage Johns Hopkins had over Wilkes or the fact that Sophomore GK Robyn Lipschultz faced no shots on goal during the entire match.

Johns Hopkins will face the SUNY Geneseo Knights (18-1-2) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament.

At Rowan Soccer Field in Glassboro, New Jersey, the Johns Hopkins men’s soccer team also had little difficulty getting to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament.  They defeated the Cabrini Cavaliers 2-0.

Sophomore F Achim Younker’s goal at the 19:34 mark of the first half (assist by Junior M Griffin Cyphers) got the Blue Jays on the board.  The score would stay at 1-0 through the rest of the half.

In the second half, at the 60:10 mark, Arden Chew’s goal (assist by Freshman M Alejandro Maclean) gave Johns Hopkins the 2-0 score that would hold up for the rest of the game.

Senior GK Bryan See saved both shots on goal he faced as the Blue Jays out-shot the Cavaliers 14-3 (10-2 advantage on shots on goal).

In their Sweet 16 match, Johns Hopkins will take on the Tufts Jumbos (15-1-3).

The matches for both the men’s and the women’s Sweet 16 are TBD.

Erick Seltzer

Served in the US Navy as a journalist between 2/25/1991 & 9/15/1993. My duty station was Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. I was one of the writers for the weekly publication, "Trident Tides." While there, I successfully started the first-ever coverage of sports on and off the base to much positive response. When it comes to sports, I either play it, watch it and/or write about it. I'm always open to suggestions and hope you enjoy what I write about. Please feel free to leave a comment here or to get in contact me with, email me @ frederick.seltzer@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing back from the readers and teams.

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