MIT Unable to Overcome Three Unanswered Goals in 3-1 Setback to Johns Hopkins

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Visiting Johns Hopkins University scored three unanswered goals in a span of three minutes and seven seconds, to pull out a 3-1 win over MIT in non-conference field hockey action on Sunday afternoon. The loss was the first of 2011 for the Engineers, after winning five straight to start the season. Johns Hopkins bounced back from its first setback of the year on Saturday to improve to 3-1.

Anna Teruya (Hockessin, Del.) provided the opening goal of the game for the Cardinal and Gray late in the first half, taking an entry pass from Molly Duffy (New Providence, N.J.) on penalty corner and firing it past Hopkins goalkeeper Kim Stein (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) for the 1-0 advantage with just 28 seconds before intermission.

Hopkins wasted little time getting even in the second half, as Maggie Phillips (Whitehall, Pa.) tipped Ali Bahneman's (Flanders, N.J.) shot into the cage for the equalizer 7:06 into the period. Phillips would strike again just over two minutes later, gathering a rebound and beating Casey Landry (Peabody, Mass.) to put the Blue Jays ahead 2-1. Carly Bianco (Montclair, N.J.) completed the flurry of goals for Johns Hopkins on a terrific feed from Annie Shepard (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.).

Tech had a number of opportunities to answer back, including a series of five penalty corners in the final 12 minutes but Stein and the Hopkins defense denied each one as the senior goalkeeper finished with 12 saves.

The Engineers had the edge in shots (21-19) and penalty corners (15-9) on the game but were only able to manage the lone tally.

Landry made nine saves against three goals allowed in just over 45 minutes in goal while Jenna Klein (Parma, Ohio) did not face a shot on goal in her nearly 25 minutes of action.

Tech will look to get back on track with the final game of a five-game homestand on Wednesday, September 14 against Gordon College at 6:00 p.m., before beginning New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play next Saturday at Clark. Hopkins will travel to No. 4 Salisbury University on Wednesday for a 6:00 p.m. contest.