BALTIMORE, Md. – Franklin & Marshall women's soccer team held Johns Hopkins scoreless for nearly 70 minutes but was ultimately undone by a second-half goal, as the Blue Jays downed the Diplomats by a 1-0 score on Wednesday evening in Baltimore.
The Centennial Conference (CC) defeat dropped F&M to 5-6, 0-3 CC while Johns Hopkins, who received votes in the latest NSCAA national rankings, improved to 8-1-2, 4-0 CC.
Knotted at 0-0 in the 69th minute, an Alyssa Morgan throw in for the Blue Jays found CC-leading goal scorer Meg Van de loo at the top of the box, who worked around a Diplomat defender and fired a shot into the lower corner of the net for the 1-0 edge.
Goalkeeper Nicole Savidge (4-4) was strong in net for F&M throughout; making a number of key saves, including a point-blank stop on a shot from 10 yards out in the 84th minute to keep the contest close. She finished with eight saves with four coming in each half.
Bess Klitzmiller (6-0) earned the win for the Blue Jays after turning back the only attempt she saw through 90 minutes.
Shots favored Johns Hopkins at 19-1 as well as corners at 10-0. Isabella Raspa recorded the Diplomats lone shot, an attempt on goal in the 74th minute.
Van de loo led the Johns Hopkins' offensive attack with eight shots, including four on net.
F&M continues CC action on Saturday, traveling to Haverford for a 1:00 p.m. matchup with the Fords.