On Friday, the Hopkins field hockey team traveled to Gettysburg for their regular season finale. Coming off of two straight conference wins against Bryn Mawr College and McDaniel College, the Lady Jays knew their competition would be much stiffer against conference power Gettysburg College.
Through six meets this Fall season, the Hopkins women’s cross country team dominated the competition with four number one finishes and a number two national ranking. That success has been driven by the tandem of junior Holly Clarke and freshman Hannah Oneda, two of the top runners in the nation, who have provided the Blue Jays with a formidable punch.
After a strong performance the previous weekend, the Hopkins women’s volleyball team returned to action last Wednesday to take on conference opponent McDaniel College. Despite McDaniel’s last place position in the conference standings, the Blue Jays knew they needed to stay focused. Despite already clinching a spot in the Centennial Conference tournament, Hopkins still needed to be on top of their game with this final regular season home matchup holding playoff implications.
As the eyes of baseball fans across the country fix their attention on San Francisco for the World Series this week between the Detroit Tigers and the host Giants, 28 other front offices have already begun to mull their offseason plans.
As the final buzzer sounded on a wet, stormy and cold Friday night at Homewood Field, the Hopkins football team charged onto the field to celebrate an as yet undefeated season and a 49-35 victory over Gettysburg College. The Blue Jays victory over the Bullets pushed them to 7-0, with a 6-0 record in the Centennial Conference and an overall ranking of 10th in the country. There were two weather delays that caused the game to start an hour later than scheduled and to be stopped with 6:28 remaining in the 2nd quarter as thunderstorms passed through the Baltimore area.
Fresh off of two straight heartbreaking conference overtime losses, the Lady Jays field hockey team needed their senior leadership to propel them back into playoff contention. Sitting at 3-4 in conference play, the Lady Jays were hungry to reach .500 in conference play, especially after Wednesday’s overtime loss to Dickinson College, who were just 1-6 in Centennial Conference play before the game.
After a strong win against conference opponent Dickinson College last Wednesday, the Hopkins women's volleyball squad looked to carry the momentum into Saturday’s doubleheader. The two matches on Saturday marked the third weekend in a row the Blue Jays would have to grind through a doubleheader. As always, strong focus and energy seemed to play a key role in the Hopkins game plan for the day. Goldfarb Gym was filled with excitement as the Blue Jays prepared to take on the Bryn Mawr Owls in the first match of Parent’s Weekend. With limited success in the past, Bryn Mawr knew they had a difficult task ahead in their matchup against Hopkins.
There is no other word to describe the Hopkins womens’ volleyball team this year than “dominant.” The team started off the season in style, ripping off 15 straight wins, including three invitational tournament championships, with an amazing nine three-set sweeps during that span. Only three times has a team taken them to five sets in 28 total matches.
Last Saturday, Hopkins men's soccer hosted nationally ranked Swarthmore in what would be one of the most exciting games of the season. Unfortunately, the evening concluded in heartbreaking fashion as the Garnet topped the Blue Jays 3-1, scoring their three goals in only 16 minutes.
The Hopkins women’s soccer team improved their conference record with a 1-0 win against Dickinson College last Wednesday. Junior Kelly Baker scored the only goal in the game for the Blue Jays on a rebound from a shot by freshman Issy Berkey.
The Hopkins water polo team (18-7) concluded a topsy-turvy week in the pool. Three games with three completely different outcomes: a triumphant win against 14th ranked Navy, a devastating double OT loss to Bucknell and a blowout defeat handed out by Princeton.