On Saturday the Blue Jay women went up to Madison, NJ to face the Drew University Rangers, host of the Drew University Fall Fest.
It was a one-sided win for Hopkins, as the game ended with an 8-0 final. The win brought the ladies to 3-0 on the season.
Senior Erica Suter put together a hat trick during the game. Suter broke the 100-point career mark with her third goal of the game, leaving just four points until she meets the current school record.
The game started with junior Taylor Schulte's first goal of the season. She didn't wait for two minutes of the game to pass before connecting with the Rangers' net.
Freshman Sydney Teng followed up with the team's second goal on an assist from classmate Hannah Kronick about two minutes later.
Suter had her first goal of the game near the six minute mark, lifting Hopkins up to 3-0. Kronick set Suter up for her second goal on a cross kick around the 16th minute.
The score was brought to 5-0 when Kronick sent the ball past the Ranger defense and into the net.
By the time 38 minutes had passed, Suter scored her third goal on a corner kick from senior Paulina Goodman.
Sophomore speedster Christina Convey didn't wait long for her chance to score in the second half, netting her first goal of the season before ten minutes had passed.
Senior Ava Scheininger took a nice feed from Convey to finish the score out at 8-0.
It was the first shut out of the season for the ladies, with the team's two goalies, senior Kristen Redsun and sophomore Kelly Leddy splitting the game for a flawless victory. Hopkins outshot the Rangers 31-1 by the end of the contest.
On Sunday, the Blue Jays played their second game of the Drew University Fall Fest against Arcadia. This turned into another shutout win for Hopkins, raising their record to 4-0 for the season.
Suter managed to put two more goals in the net to lead the team to a 2-0 win.
With those two goals, Suter matched the school record of 105 points. Suter still remains three goals short of tying the JHU career high of 46.
Both records are held by former JHU great, Sarah Parola ('01). Suter holds the career record for assists at 19.
The Blue Jays controlled the entire game, with an advantage in shots (31-2) and corner kicks (12-0).
Arcadia's goalie, junior Jackie Law, deserves a nod for the 15 saves she had defending their goal in the game. For the score to only end up being 2-0, it comes as a shock seeing the shot differential.
The Lady Jays were slotted to play a game Wednesday night against Stevenson at Homewood Field. Hopkins led 1-0 when the game was postponed due to lightning in the 62nd minute. The game will resume Thursday night at 8 pm.
2011 continues to be a great year for the JHU women, leading the season off with a nice four-win streak. They quite possibly could extend this to five games Thursday night, as they are quickly approaching the 90th minute with a 1-0 lead.
The greatest challenges still lay ahead of the Jays, as many more conference games are in their path. There is also a great chance that the team will face their longtime playoff rival, Messiah, down the road.
This weekend, the team will be traveling to Washington College on Saturday to face off against the Shorewomen. As always, expect to hear good things and keep your eyes open for the conclusion of the Stevenson game.