Women's soccer falls in second round of NCAA tournament

Liza Gergenti '14
Liza Gergenti '14

Hamilton College fell to nationally ranked No. 12 Johns Hopkins University 2-0 in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division III women’s soccer championship at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field on Nov. 14. 

Shortly into the second half, Paulina Goodman ’12 sent a pass to Erica Suter ’12, who shot and scored the game-winning goal at 49:44. The insurance goal was scored after a corner kick by Erin Stafford '11. Allie Zazzali followed through with a header on Stafford's ball to the near post at 68:02.

In the first half, Hamilton’s offense was limited to four shots to 12 for Johns Hopkins. In the seventh minute, Alex Rimmer ’13 took a direct kick after keeper Meredith Maguire '13 tackled her outside the 18, but Rimmer's shot was saved by Maguire.

Johns Hopkins (18-3-1 overall) dominated possession time, repeatedly battling with Hamilton’s defense. In the 29th minute, the Blue Jays’ Leslie O’Brien ’12 shot a rocket to the left corner that was knocked away by Liza Gergenti '14. Gergenti quickly got back on her feet to save another shot on goal by Erica Suter ’12.

Lauren Farver ’11 had the Continentals' only shot of the second half in the 58th minute. Farver was sent a long ball that got past the Blue Jays' defense, and she got off a low, solid shot on goal.

Gergenti played an outstanding game with a season-high 14 saves. Maguire had five saves for the Blue Jays. Johns Hopkins outshot the Continentals 27-5 and led 9-1 in corner kicks.

Hamilton (10-4-3) finished the year with 10 wins for the first time since 2007, when the Continentals won a team-record 16 games, and reached the NCAA sectional finals (round of 8). Johns Hopkins will take on the College of New Jersey in a sectional semifinal at a time and place to be determined next weekend.

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