October 28, 2008

Johns Hopkins explodes for six second-half goals

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Allie Zazzali registered two goals and an assist off the bench to lead No. 7 Johns Hopkins to an 8-0 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s soccer action on Tuesday.

            The Blue Jays (14-0-3, 9-0 CC), who entered the game having already locked up the top seed in next weekend’s CC tournament, exploded for six second-half goals, turning a 2-0 halftime game into their most offensive day of the season.
            The Green Terror (5-11, 2-6 CC) was limited to just five shots in the game but got 14 saves from their two freshmen goalkeepers. Kristin Cochran (Jessup, Md./Hammond), making her first collegiate start, had six saves in the first half while Lauren Strumsky (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) had eight in the second half.
            In the 13th minute, Jenn Paulucci played a ball through to Erica Suter, who shot from 18 yards out and hit the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
            Nearly 14 minutes later, Sara Tankard played a ball to the middle from the endline on the left side where Claire Pelura tapped it home to double the advantage at halftime.
            A long pass over the defense in the 58th minute allowed Leslie O’Brien to beat the last defender for a 3-0 lead.
            Solo runs from Paulina Goodman and Zazzali four minutes apart made it a 5-0 game at the 66:48 mark.
            Francesca Peretti popped a ball into the upper-right corner of the net off a Ava Scheininger cross in the 75th minute.
            Off a Tankard corner in the 78th minute, Zazzali headed the ball in before Scheininger finished off a Zazzali blocked shot rebound two minutes later.
            The Blue Jays finished with a 29-5 advantage in shots and a slim 5-4 edge in corner kicks.
            The Green Terror concludes the season at Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.
 
Score by Period                                        1          2          -           F
No. 7 Johns Hopkins (14-0-3, 9-0 CC)      2          6          -           8
McDaniel (5-11, 2-7 CC)                           0          0          -           0
 
Scoring
J – Erica Suter (Jenn Paulucci), 12:19
J – Claire Pelura (Sara Tankard), 25:41
J – Leslie O’Brien, 57:11
J – Paulina Goodman, 62:48
J – Allie Zazzali, 66:48
J – Francesca Peretti (Ava Scheininger), 74:34
J – Zazzali (Tankard), 77:10
J – Scheininger (Zazzali), 79:09
 
Shots: J 29, M 5; Corner Kicks: J 5, M 4; Fouls: J 8, M 7; Saves: J 1 (Karen Guszowski 1, 64:25, 0 GA; Kristen Redsun 0, 25:35, 0 GA), M 14 (Kristin Cochran 6, 45:00, 2 GA; Lauren Strumsky 8, 45:00, 6 GA).
 
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