Diplomats Fall to Blue Jays

Diplomats Fall to Blue Jays

BALTIMORE, Md. – Franklin & Marshall was dropped by No. 8 Johns Hopkins 2-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) women's soccer action on Wednesday evening. The Diplomats fell to 1-9, 0-4 CC, while the Blue Jays improved to 10-2, 4-0 CC.

Johns Hopkins did not waste much time getting on the scoreboard as Sydney Teng ripped a free kick from 20 yards just over seven minutes into the contest to give the Blue Jays an early 1-0 advantage. 

For the remainder of the opening half, the Diplomats played solid defense and kept the deficit at 1-0 going into the break.

For most of the second half, a solid F&M defense kept Johns Hopkins off the scoreboard, until the 85th minute when Hannah Kronick beat Diplomat goalkeeper Shannon Johnson-Finn for her CC-leading 10th goal of the year to give the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead and the eventual victory. 

Nicole Rynecki recorded a shot on goal for F&M, while Brianna Reid tallied a shot. 

Johns Hopkins held the advantage in shots at 20-2, while the Blue Jays had nine corner kicks compared to one from the Diplomats. 

Johnson-Finn (1-7) made five saves, while Johns Hopkins' Sarah Benett (6-0) made one save.

F&M returns to action on Saturday when the Diplomats travel to take on Haverford at 1:00 p.m.