Under the guidance of Coach Leo Weil, the Hopkins women’s soccer team has had an incredibly good run since the program’s birth in 1992. In the last decade particularly, the Lady Jays have boasted at least 13 wins every season with two 19-win seasons and a record breaking 21-win season last fall. Off to a strong start thus far, the Lady Jays hold a 5-1-1 record and are currently maintaining a three game win streak. On Sept. 15, Hopkins garnered their fifth win with a home victory against Washington College. Sophomore Hannah Kronick not only helped sweep Washington 4-0 but also set a new Centennial Conference record for most goals in a single game. Hopkins jumped on Washington College early as Kronick, assisted by sophomore Alyssa Conti, blasted one past the Washington College goalie for the early lead. The Jays continued to play both strong defense and offense, surrendering no goals and firing sixteen shots in the first half alone. Maintaining a one-goal lead for the rest of the first half, Hopkins dominated the latter portion of the game, playing an aggressive offense while continuing to thwart the Shorewomen’s scoring efforts. A series of goals commenced in the 58th minute when Kronick knocked her second goal of the night into the net. She was assisted by a sharp pass from freshman Issy Berkey into the box after a short scramble in front of the net. Kronick then proceeded to score two more goals, the first coming off a pass from sophomore defender Amanda Masse. Kronick’s fourth goal of the night came less than a minute later when she headed a kick from Berkey past the Shorewomen’s goalie. With 19 goals last season, Kronick seems to aim to break that impressive stat. She has already racked up eight goals in a mere seven games. She also achieved the elusive title of Centenial Conference offensive player of the week and currently leads the conference with eight goals and two game-winning goals. Currently, Kronick is ranked ninth in Hopkins history for goals and 12th for points with 27 and 65 respectively. Hopkins, whose current Centennial Conference record is 1-0, ranks third in the conference after Haverford College and Gettysburg College, neither of whom Hopkins has played yet this year. The game against Washington was Hopkins’s first conference game of the year. The Lady Jays will face Muhlenburg next. Hopkins, who won all of their conference games in 2011(and had a perfect regular season overall) swept Muhlenburg 3-0 but before that had not beat the mules since 2008. The Lady Jays will play in the regular season until October 27th when they play their last conference game against first-ranked Gettysburg. Championship play will start on Halloween and will continue into November. Stay tuned for the Lady Jays next conference game on Sept. 22 in Allentown, PA against Muhlenburg. The Mules are currently ranked last in the Centennial Conference with a conference record of 0-2 and an overall record of 2-5-1.