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No. 8 goes down

No. 2 Johns Hopkins 4, St. Mary's (Md.) 1

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. -- Hopkins had four different players with a goal and outshot St. Mary’s 29-2 to earn the team’s eighth consecutive win of the season. Senior Pamela Vranis and junior Sydney Teng scored, while freshmen Adrienne Johnson and Alexa Rangecroft both had their first career goals as Blue Jays in the 4-1 victory.

Johnson got things started early in the first half with a goal off a corner kick from senior Christina Convey in the eighth minute. Vranis netted her second goal of the year off a rebound from Hannah Kronick’s shot that hit the post in the 25th minute. The Jays were unable to score for the remainder of the half, but did not let off the gas, taking seven more shots until time expired.

With a 2-0 lead, Sydney Teng connected on the team’s first shot of the second half to go up 3-0 in the 47th minute. St. Mary’s got on the board in the 55th minute, off a corner kick goal from Johanna Rambo. That would be the last shot for St. Mary’s, as the Hopkins defense shut down the Seahawks for the remainder of the game. Alexa Rangecroft put away her first career goal on an assist from senior Jennie Hall in the 69th minute to close out the scoring for the Blue Jays.

Hopkins improves to 8-0 (1-0) on the season.

No. 7 Misericordia 8, Lycoming 1

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Misericordia improved to 6-0 with an 8-1 win at Lycoming, Wednesday.

Alyssa Mocion had two goals and three assists and Erin McGreal and Megan Lannigan added two goals each.

Meghan Antrim had a goal and an assist and Alexandra Irr added an assist and Jackie Wheatley had two assists.

McGreal opened the scoring 10 minutes into the game on a breakaway goal with an assist from Wheatley.

Lannigan scored twice in a three-minute span on feeds from Mocion to make it 3-0 at 14:19.

McGreal made it 4-0 with an assist from Mocion at 19:16 and Mocion scored twice in a minute to make it 6-0 at 26:48.

Irr and Antrim added second-half goals to make 8-0 before Lycoming got on the board with nine minutes to play.

Misericordia held a 31-3 advantage in shots and had a 17-1 edge in corners.

Gordon 3, No. 8 Brandeis 2

WENHAM, Mass. -- In non-conference women's soccer action today on Gordon's Quad, junior midfielder Hannah Midwinter netted the first and last goals of the day to lead the Fighting Scots past the No. 8 ranked Brandeis 3-2.

The win improves the Scots to an impressive 6-1 overall on the season while the Judges, who were ranked No. 8 nationally, suffer their first loss of the season (5-1).

Sophomore keeper McKenzie Dion kept her record unblemished at 3-0 with an 11-save effort.

Kelly Peterson and Dara Spital recorded one goal each for Brandeis in the outing, while netminder Michelle Savuto is tabbed with the loss.

After a feverish start, the Scots got the scoring started on the day when Woudenberg beat her defender to the left endline and slotted a ball through the area to Midwinter for the 1-0 lead just 13 minutes in. Not to be outdone, Peterson wasted little time netting the equalizer, sending home a loose ball off a corner just threeto make it 1-1.

Gordon then booked the go-ahead goal in the 29th minute as Breton volleyed a Woudenberg cross across the goal mouth to Hayes at the far post, who tucked the ball into the back of the net for the 2-1 advantage. That lead once again was short lived, however, as the Judges' second-leading scorer Spital ripped a shot from the far left corner of the box past Dion to knot the game at 2-2 with 10 minutes to go in the first.

Despite quality opportunities by both teams throughout the remainder of the first and into the second, that score held until the 81st minute when Miller cleared a ball out of the backfield to Midwinter, who beat one defender, took aim, and buried the gamewinner to the right post past the outstretched hands of Savuto.