By Andrew Chirico
Elm Staff Writer
Following a 2-2 record in out of conference play, the Washington College Field Hockey program suffered a 3-1 loss to visiting Johns Hopkins University on Friday night. The Blue Jays, who knocked the Shorewomen out of the first round of the Centennial Conference Tournament last season, scored two second half goals to give them a road win.
The Shorewomen got on the board first in the ninth minute when junior Allison Remenapp scored off a redirect. The assist was given credit to junior Elizabeth Davis. With the goal, Remenapp ties the team high in goals on the season with three. The Blue Jays tied the game in the 23rd minute coming from an unassisted goal at the top of the circle.
The Blue Jays took advantage of their momentum and took the lead in the 44th minute. With just 12 minutes to go JHU scored the final goal of game, digging WC into a 3-1 deficit.
WC was able to get their share of shots on goal, with a total of 11 on the night. Not only did they lead the Blue Jays in the shot category, they tied them in total of penalty corner opportunities. WC had a tough night scoring against the Blue Jay’s defense against the penalty corner plays.
“The opportunities really present themselves as the corner plays out, so it’s hard to tell. Usually what we would try to do is block the vision of the goal keeper so that she can’t see the ball. It’s all about the way the other team’s defense sets up too,” said Remenapp.
A change in goal occurred before the start of the second half as freshman Morgan Domanico came in to replace senior Sadie Robertson. Robertson, starting all games for the Shorewomen has a save percentage of .538. Domanico, allowing two goals in the second half, bumped up her save percentage to .750.
Despite the loss, the Shorewomen have a long road of conference matchups. The team plans on looking past this game and focusing on their future.
“We are going to keep our vision pointing forward to the games in front of us so that we can get prepared for other conference games,” said Remenapp.
Remenapp is not the only one looking forward. Junior captain Jenn Miller shares those same thoughts.
“The season is still young. We have plenty of time to work out the kinks, and I expect us to bounce right back and have success,” said Miller.
WC returns to action on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. as they host in-conference foe Gettysburg. Students who attend will be entered in a raffle to win a Domino’s gift certificate, which includes a free large, two topping pizza. Ten winners will be announced at halftime.