Top 10 Roundup
No. 7 Johns Hopkins upsets No. 1 Messiah; Loras tops UWP
No. 7 Johns Hopkins 2, No. 1 Messiah 1
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Junior Hannah Kronick scored consecutive goals for Johns Hopkins in the second half as the Blue Jays held on to defeat the top-ranked Messiah Falcons 2-1 on Wednesday.
After going down 1-0 in the 57th minute, Kronick rallied the Blue Jays after she netted the equalizer less than a minute later. With the score even at one, Kronick delivered again finishing a goal off a pass from junior Maria Touloumes.
The victory marks the first time in Hopkins history that the team has defeated an opponent ranked first in the nation. After scoring two goals in the match, Kronick is now tied with Sarah Parola for second all-time in goals (46) in program history.
The second half proved to be the most exciting in the match between the nationally ranked squads, with Messiah able to strike first in the 57th minute. Falcon forward Nikki Elsaesser collected a rebound batted away by JHU senior goalie Kelly Leddy off a Messiah cross and put it in the back of the net to stake Messiah to the one-goal lead.
Just 51 seconds later, Kronick swung the momentum right back in Hopkins’ favor, drilling a shot in the left corner on a breakaway. With the game tied 1-1, Hopkins placed consistent pressure on the Messiah defense for the first time in the match. After four straight Hopkins shots, Kronick netted the go-ahead goal in the right corner on an assist from Touloumes.
With Hopkins up 2-1, Messiah was relentless with offensive pressure, with a shot from Alicia Frey on a direct kick missing just wide. Hopkins dodged one last bullet in the closing minutes after a deflection off a corner kick missed left in the final minute.
No. 10 Loras 4, Wisconsin-Platteville 0
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- No. 10 Loras defeated Wisconsin-Platteville 4-0 on Wednesday night.
During the first half Loras scored one goal and tallied four corner kicks and six shots.
Loras made it a 2-0 game in 50th minute and then put the game out of reach when Shelby Perkins scored off a free kick from 30 yards out in the 65th minute.
The Duhawk offense was relentless, out shooting the Pioneers 17-5 and totaled six corners to Wisconsin-Platteville's one.