Reynolds converts stroke
WESTMINSTER, Md. – After a scoreless first half, Johns Hopkins scored twice in a three-minute stretch to defeat McDaniel 2-1 in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Tuesday.
Sara Reynolds (York, Pa./Central York) tallied for the Green Terror (8-8, 3-6 CC), who finished with a slim 21-20 advantage in shots.
Storm Kodde led the Blue Jays (8-8, 5-4 CC) with a pair of assists.
Off a corner, Kodde sent a ball in from the top-left wing that Maddie Fryer tipped up and into the top of the net for a 1-0 lead at the 39:52 mark.
Nearly three minutes later, it was Maggie Phillips tipping up a Kodde assist over the keeper to double the advantage.
At the 48:25 mark, Reynolds flipped a penalty stroke into the left side of the net to draw the visitors within 2-1.
Vicci Alexander (Annapolis, Md./Archbishop Spalding) finished with nine saves in goal for McDaniel while Elizabeth Peijnenburg made 13 stops for Johns Hopkins, including 10 in the first half.
With the win, the Blue Jays keep their playoff hopes alive while the Green Terror was eliminated from the conference postseason with the loss.
McDaniel, which needs a win on Saturday to remain eligible for the ECAC tournament, concludes the regular season at Washington (Md.). Game time is 1 p.m.