HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Haverford College field hockey team ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays at Swan Field on Saturday afternoon.
It was the Blue Jays who had the first scoring chance of the contest in the fourth minute. Off a penalty corner, Haverford goalie Lindsey Lopes made back-to-back saves. About a minute later, Hopkins got Lopes away from the cage, but Cone kept the conference foe off the scoreboard by knocking the ball away.
Leslie, off a corner, found senior Allison Martin who had her shot attempt denied by Helvie, but Witte picked up the rebound and put the Fords in front, 2-1. Johns Hopkins had a great scoring threat right before halftime, but Kiana Duncan's shot was high and off target. After a slow start, Haverford finished the first stanza with 14-9 advantage in shots and 6-4 lead in penalty corners.
With the win, head coach Jackie Cox's team improved to 8-5 overall and 4-2 in the Centennial Conference while Johns Hopkins fell to 5-8 this season and 2-4 in conference action. The Fords are in third place in the conference behind No. 4 Franklin and Marshall (7-0) and No. 8 Ursinus (6-1). The field hockey team will take on Bryn Mawr on Wednesday night (7 p.m.) at Swan Field.