BALTIMORE, Md. – The Washington and Lee field hockey team fell, 5-0, to No. 20 Johns Hopkins University on Sunday afternoon.
The 20th-ranked Blue Jays (2-4) scored three first-half goals and outshot the Generals (2-2) 34-15 in cruising to the five-goal victory.
Annie Shepard started the scoring for JHU when she scored an unassisted goal at the 18:16 mark. The Blue Jays quickly added to their lead when Meghan Kellett scored off a feed from Amy Wharton 59 seconds later.
Sam Stuek added an unassisted goal at the 26:51 mark to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 advantage at the break.
Johns Hopkins quickly added to their lead in the second half when Ariana Branchini tallied an unassisted marker just 1:54 into the second period and Carly Biano capped the scoring at the 39:39 mark with an unassisted goal of her own.
In addition to the 34-15 advantage in shots, the Blue Jays earned nine penalty corners to just five for the Generals.
Sophomores Caroline Sutherland (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Harbor) and Kirsten Kyne (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) each saw time for W&L. Sutherland made six saves and allowed four goals in 27:22 of action, while Kyne played the final 42:38 in the cage, allowing one goal and coming up with 13 stops. Junior defender Lizz Dye (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) added a defensive save for W&L.
Kim Stein played all 70:00 in goal for JHU and recorded nine saves.
W&L returns to action on Saturday when they host Virginia Wesleyan at 2:00 pm.
18:16 JHU Annie Shepard (2) (unassisted)
19:15 JHU Meghan Kellett (1) Amy Wharton
26:51 JHU Sam Stuek (1) (unassisted)
36:54 JHU Ariana Branchini (2) (unassisted)
39:39 JHU Carly Bianco (3) (unassisted)
W&L – Caroline Sutherland, 27:22,4 GA, 6 saves
W&L – Kirsten Kyne, 42:38, 1 GA, 13 saves
JHU – Kim Stein, 70:00, 0 GA, 9 saves
W&L – 15 shots, 5 penalty corners, 20 saves
JHU – 34 shots, 9 penalty corners, 9 saves