October 28th Highlights From Maryland Division III Colleges

VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Here are the results of Maryland Division III Colleges that won their regular season games on Saturday.


JOHNS HOPKINS BLUE JAYS – Men’s Football RANKED #21 (Division III – Centennial Conference)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Blue Jays Junior RB Tyler Messing 1-yard touchdown run with 4:39 left in the game was the difference maker as Johns Hopkins (7-1; 6-1 Centennial Conference) narrowly escapes with a 31-24 win over the Muhlenberg Mules (5-3; 4-3 Centennial Conference) in front of 3,271 at Scotty Wood Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Johns Hopkins Sophomore QB David Tammaro went 21 for 31 and 306 yards in the victory.  He also had two touchdown passes.

His counter-part, Mules Freshman QB Mike Hnatkowsky finished 26 for 38 and 371 yards in the Muhlenberg loss.  He would throw for three touchdowns and had one interception.  Sophomore TE/H Ryan Curtiss had a huge day with 11 receptions for 159 yards and two scores.

The Blue Jays wrap up both their 2017 regular season and conference play next Saturday, November 4th when it will be Senior Day at Homewood field as Johns Hopkins welcomes the Juanita Eagles (3-5; 2-5 Centennial Conference). Kick-off is scheduled for noon.

JOHNS HOPKINS BLUE JAYS – Women’s Field Hockey (Division III – Centennial Conference)

BALTIMORE, Md. – The battle for the #1 seed in the 2017 Centennial Conference Women’s Field Hockey tournament was on the line Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field as Johns Hopkins battled Franklin & Marshall.

Coming into Saturday’s game, #13 Franklin & Marshall Diplomats (13-3; 9-1 Centennial Conference) was undefeated and looking to be the #1 seed but the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (13-4; 9-1 Centennial Conference) upset the Diplomats, 2-1.

Johns Hopkins Senior M/F Claire Kavanagh’s goal with 1:08 left on the clock gave the Blue Jays the victory and secured the #1 seed in the conference tournament.  Senior F Princess Sutherland scored the other goal for Johns Hopkins.  Senior GK Greta Helvie only played the first half and saved all three shots she faced.

For the Diplomats, Junior M Annie Horsley had the lone goal.

With 13 wins this year, it’s the most that the Blue Jays have had since they went 13-6 back in 2009.

Johns Hopkins now has home-field advantage as long as they stay in the tournament.  They definitely will host a semi-finals game on Friday, November 3rd when they will meet the winner of the #4/#5 Centennial Conference 1st Round match-up.  We are still awaiting the game times, seeds and where the first round games will be played.

JOHNS HOPKINS BLUE JAYS – Women’s Soccer RANKED #10 (Division III – Centennial Conference)

BALTIMORE, Md. – On a warm, late Saturday afternoon, Johns Hopkins had Senior Day and would defeat Franklin & Marshall, 2-0 at Homewood Field.

The Blue Jays (15-2-1; 10-0-0 Centennial Conference) would get it’s goals from Senior F Michelle Santangelo and Freshman F Riley O’Toole.  For Santangelo (her 15th goal of the season) and O’Toole (her 12th goal of the season), it would be the third consecutive game they each would have at least one goal.  No Franklin & Marshall (6-9-1; 2-7-1 Centennial Conference) goals were allowed by either Senior GK Bess Kitzmiller nor her replacement at the 75:47 mark, Sophomore GK Robyn Lipschultz (they combined for three saves).

Santangelo had the assist on O’Toole’s goal and her goal was unassisted after it rolled into the next after bouncing off of Diplomats Freshman GK Gabby Panayotakis at the 18:47 mark in the first half.

Along with the Blue Jays Women’s field hockey and volleyball teams, the women’s soccer team will also be the #1 seed and will host a 2017 Centennial Conference Semi-Final Game on November 4th when the face the winner of the #4 vs #5 Centennial Conference First Round game.  Dates, teams and places to be determined.

JOHNS HOPKINS BLUE JAYS – Women’s Volleyball RANKED #17 (Division III – Centennial Conference)

BALTIMORE, Md. – At Goldfarb Gym Saturday afternoon, as with the women’s field hockey and soccer teams, the Blue Jays took on the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats on Senior Day.

Having little trouble at all, Johns Hopkins (22-3; 10-0 Centennial Conference) swept the Diplomats (16-11; 7-3 Centennial Conference, three sets to none (25-20; 25-17; 25-13) and will be the #1 seed at next week’s 2017 Centennial Conference Women’s Volleyball Semi-Finals game on their home-field gym.

For the match, Blue Jays Senior S/MB Kristi Rhead led the team with nine kills and the entire team combined for 14 service aces in the victory for Johns Hopkins.

In the Diplomats’ loss, Junior OH/RS Barbara Kapustin had a team-high six kills.

As with the women’s field hockey and soccer tournament, we are still waiting for the seeds, game times and places to begin the tournament.

NOTRE DAME MARYLAND GATORS – Women’s Volleyball (Division III – Colonial States Athletic Conference)

WASHINGTON, DC – Notre Dame Gators closed out their 2017 regular season schedule with a non-conference match-up against Trinity (DC) Tigers Saturday afternoon in our nation’s capital.

In a truly dominant performance from the first point to match point, the Gators (22-6; 7-4 Colonial States Athletic Conference) received 17 service aces from Senior OH/L Grace Park as they swept the Tigers, three sets to none (25-7; 25-4; 25-15).

The other stat that was highlighted was the record-low -.632 hitting percentage Trinity had for the match.

By winning their match today, Notre Dame will be the #6 seed in the 2017 Colonial States Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Tournament.  They travel to play the #3 seed Marywood University on Halloween.

STEVENSON MUSTANGS – Women’s Volleyball (Division III – Middle Atlantic Conference)

RADNOR, Pa. – Stevenson Mustangs finished up their 2017 regular season schedule on the road with a non-conference match against the Cabrini Cavaliers and also put their 17-match winning streak on the line.

Back to back kills by Mustangs Junior RS Moriah Savage and Junior MH Chelsea Ireland gave Stevenson (30-1) the last two of the fifth and decisive set, 15-11, and the escaped Cabrini with a three sets to two victory (15-25; 25-13; 26-24; 23-25; 15-11).

Senior OH Annika Schwartz had 18 kills for the Mustangs and Savage had 13 kills of her own in the victory.  Cavaliers Senior OH Anne-Marie Jones had 14 kills in the loss.

By defeating Cabrini, Stevenson became the third Division III women’s program to win 30 matches or more this year.  It also was the 18th consecutive match the Mustangs have won and they have the third-longest active winning streak in Division III.  It was the sixth time in program history, Stevenson registered 30 or more wins for a single season.

Wednesday night at 7:00 pm, the Mustangs will go for their sixth consecutive Middle Athletic Conference Commonwealth Championship at Owings Mills Gym when they host the winner of the first round match between #4 seed Messiah and #5 seed Alvernia.

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