Gophers Are Held at Bay by Blue Jays, 4-0

Gophers Are Held at Bay by Blue Jays, 4-0

TOWSON, Md. – Goucher College field hockey (0-2, Landmark 0-0) was defeated by Johns Hopkins, 4-0, on Beldon Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Gophers had few answers for the unrelenting Blue Jays on Sunday, who took home a 4-0 win in Towson. JHU rattled off 21 shots on goal compared to Goucher's four in the game.

The Gophers threatened early when senior Kristen Shklanko (Huntington Beach, Calif.) blistered a shot at the cage in the third minute that squeaked passed Hopkins goalie, Jodie Baris. However, Francesca Cali was standing in the way, earning in defensive save for JHU.

The Blue Jays retaliated, scoring in the 12th minute when Katie McErlean cleaned up a loose ball that was put into the mix by teammate Cali. McErlean added another goal before the end of the half.

The Gophers attacked late in the half following a penalty corner, getting shots on goal via seniors Sarah Shklanko (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Olivia Dickert (Montville, N.J.). However, Baris batted both away to end the half.

Hopkins scored two more goal in rapid succession in the 64th and 68th minutes, sealing the game, 4-0.

Sophomore Megan Wells (Wilbraham, Mass.) tied her career-high that she set on Friday against St. Mary's (Md.) with 17 saves.

The Gophers remain at home again on Wednesday when they play host to Hood College at 4 p.m. on Beldon Field.