No. 20 W&L Field Hockey Falls at Johns Hopkins in Overtime, 1-0

Ariyel Yavalar '19 in goal against Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE, Md. — Sophomore forward Michaela Corvi scored the game-winning goal with 4:34 left in overtime to give Johns Hopkins a 1-0 victory over the 20th-ranked Washington and Lee field hockey team on Friday in the season-opener for both teams.

The Blue Jays (1-0) controlled possession for most of the contest, but senior goalkeeper Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School) and the Generals' (0-1) defense kept JHU off the scoreboard in regulation to force overtime.  

Midway through the extra period, Johns Hopkins gained possession, and Corvi pushed the ball down the field on the left side. With only two defenders in front of her and Yavalar, Corvi cut to the center of the circle, splitting the two defenders, and then fired a shot into the right side of the goal, as Yavalar came off her line, to give the Blue Jays the one-goal victory.

Johns Hopkins held a commanding, 20-1, advantage in shots, including an 8-0 margin in shots on goal. The Blue Jays also registered 15 penalty corners compared to just one for the Blue and White.

Yavalar totaled seven saves for W&L in 75:26, while also disrupting countless other crosses by the JHU offense. Junior Jodie Baris earned the shutout for the Blue Jays, as she played the entire contest.

The game was delayed for an hour and 52 minutes due to weather with 9:06 left in the first half.

The Generals host Kenyon on Sunday at 12:00 pm.

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