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This past weekend, the women’s swim team traveled across town to nearby Loyola University to compete in the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational. Four schools arrived at the Mangione Pool, including West Chester University, Drexel Univeristy, Loyola University and our very own Blue Jays.
The 11th-ranked Hopkins field hockey team clinched the program’s first Centennial Conference Championship title in 15 years on Sunday. The Blue Jays headed up to Lancaster, Pa., where the 10th-ranked Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats hosted the Conference Tournament.
The fourth-ranked women’s soccer team closed out their undefeated regular season Conference schedule with a 5-0 shutout against the Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats. After taking the regular season title, the Blue Jays will host the Centennial Conference Tournament, which will decide who will come out with both a championship and a ticket to continue their season into the NCAA Tournament.
This past weekend, the men’s and women’s swim teams traveled to Lewisburg, Pa. to go head-to-head against a Division-I opponent: the Bucknell University Bison. Although both the men and the women took first in multiple races throughout the day, only the men’s team came out victorious, while the women just barely fell short.
This past Saturday, the 17th-ranked field hockey team traveled to the Swarthmore College Garnet. The trip was worth the two-hour, early-morning drive as the Blue Jays came home with another Centennial Conference victory. Along with the team’s dominant offensive efforts, the Hopkins defense kept the Garnet at zero successful shots, as the final score read 4-0.
Last year, the women’s soccer team lost to the Swarthmore College Garnet in the finals of the Centennial Conference Playoffs on their very own Homewood Field, and the fallen Blue Jays had to watch their opponents rush the field and hold up the Championship trophy.
Last weekend both the men’s and women’s swim teams traveled just down the road to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), as they had a dual-meet, racing against two Division I competitors: the UMBC Golden Retrievers and the University of Delaware Blue Hens.
The 17th-ranked field hockey team continues to prove its dominance in the Centennial Conference as it defeated the Haverford College Fords with two first-half goals on Saturday. Although the Fords made the game close in the second half, the Blue Jays finished out the game strong defensively, resulting in a 2-1 final score.
Both the men’s and the women’s tennis teams competed this weekend, as both teams advanced players to the semifinals in their respective tournaments. The men’s team sent 10 players to Philadelphia where they competed in the 10th annual Saint Joseph’s Invitational this past weekend. The women traveled in the opposite direction, as they opened fall competition at the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southeast Regional Championship in Fredericksburg, Va.
A nearly three-hour lightning delay did not hold the Blue Jays back from defeating the Ramapo College of New Jersey Roadrunners Friday night. Luckily, this was not the first time the Jays had fought through inclement weather, as they had pulled out an overtime victory after another lightning delay the previous weekend.
After three weeks of physically and mentally challenging preseason training, the 19th-ranked Blue Jays geared up to display their hard work and growth under the lights of Homewood Field for their 2018 season opener.
Julia Pacitti, Senior
Friday afternoon, the women’s lacrosse team took on the Ohio State University Buckeyes, as the Blue Jay seniors competed on Homewood Field for one last time in their collegiate careers. The Jays asserted their dominance on Senior Night, as the 25th-ranked women’s team went on a nine-goal run to take a 13-5 victory over their Big Ten opponent.
On Thursday, April 12 the men’s and women’s decathlon and heptathlon athletes entered their first day of competition at the Mount Multis in Emmitsburg, Md. Throughout the two-day event, the Hopkins women excelled. Junior Maya Hammonds and senior Jenn Su fought for the top spot.
After continuous back-and-forth play, the Hopkins women’s lacrosse team was unable to maintain their lead, letting the 12th-ranked Northwestern University Wildcats go on a four-goal run to win the game 11-10.
While many students sought warmth during spring break, the men’s and women’s swim teams looked to compete at their last meet of the year at the 2018 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Gritting through the four-day long competition, both teams displayed impressive performances throughout the week.
A sea of white flooded into the stands of Goldfarb Gymnasium as the Hopkins community sported “white out” apparel to support their 12th-ranked men’s basketball team this past weekend.