Four first-half goals carry No. 21 TCNJ past 17th-ranked Johns Hopkins
BALTIMORE, M.D. -- New Jersey put together its best offensive half of the season scoring four times in the opening 45 minutes as the Lions posted a solid 5-1 win at Johns Hopkins in a match-up of nationally ranked teams on Wednesday.
The win extended TCNJ's winning streak to a modest five games as they improved to 12-1 on the season. The Lions entered the game ranked 21st in the nation. The loss dropped the 17th-ranked Blue Jays to 9-3-1.
The hosts grabbed the early lead scoring the game's initial goal in the fourth minutes, but the TCNJ responded.
Junior Katie Lindacher started the comeback taking a long pass from Lori Genovesi springing her on a breakaway. The speedy Lion forward took advantage of the chance netting her team-leading eighth goal of the season.
The Lions then went on a scoring spree during a span of 6:39 later in the half finding the back of net on three occasions. Senior Allyson Anderson scored the first of those with an unassisted goal before classmate Amy Van Dyk ripped a long shot putting TCNJ in front 3-1.
Senior Katie Landrigan closed out the scoring in the half knocking in a loose ball on a scramble in front of the Blue Jay net. That goal sent the Lions into the half with a 4-1 lead.
Landrigan accounted for the lone goal in the second half 15:33 into the period.
Sophomore goalie Kendra Griffith made four saves as she earned her 30th career victory.