Lexington, Va. – The Washington
and Lee Field Hockey team opened its 2009 season with a loss to No.
11 Johns Hopkins, 2-0, Friday evening at the W&L Turf
Johns Hopkins (3-0) recorded the first goal of the game over 13 minutes in off a shot from senior forward Gabi Henn (Lambertville, N.J./South Hunderton) off an assist from senior forward Andrea Vandersall (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet). JHU would score just over five minutes later on an unassisted goal from first-year forward Meghan Kellett (Audubon, Pa./Villa Maria Academy), for the final margin.
Senior Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) started in goal for W&L (0-1) and recorded seven saves, playing all 70 minutes. Senior forwards Stephanie Mansey (Mendham, N.J./Randolph) and Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s School) led the shot totals for W&L at two apiece.
JHU goalkeeper Sophia Tieu (Cupertino, Calif./Cupertino) logged 70 minutes in the cage and recorded four saves. It was the first time Tieu recorded a save this season, having not been tested in her two previous games.
The Generals return to action Saturday when they host McDaniel at 3:30 pm at the Turf Field.
Johns Hopkins – Gabi Henn (Andrea Vandersall) – 13:18
Johns Hopkins – Meghan Kellett – 18:29
Caroline Habliston (W&L) – 70:00, 7 saves, 2 GA
Sophia Tieu (Johns Hopkins) – 70:00, 4 saves, 0 GA
W&L – 7 shots, 4 penalty corners, 7 saves, 1 yellow card
Johns Hopkins – 15 shots, 9 penalty corners, 4 save