BALTIMORE, Md. – A pair of goals from Anne Horsley and a dominant offensive attack highlighted a lopsided 4-0 win for the No. 6 Franklin & Marshall field hockey team over rival Johns Hopkins on Wednesday evening in Centennial Conference (CC) competition.
The Diplomats improved to 9-2, 5-0 CC with their fourth straight win, while the Blue Jays fell to 5-6, 2-2 CC with the loss.
Horsley lit the scoreboard first off a penalty stroke in the 16th minute to give F&M the 1-0 advantage. Holding on to the narrow lead in the closing minutes of the opening half, Tamara Mills notched her first tally of the season, taking a feed from Maria Guarisco on the left side of the circle and sending a shot into the bottom left of the cage.
The Diplomats' kept the momentum on their side after the break, when Horsley landed her second goal of the contest in the 42nd minute, finding open space in the center of the circle and scoring off an attempt in the bottom left of the goal.
Audrey Buckman put F&M ahead 4-0 just two minutes later, when her initial shot was blocked by Johns Hopkins' goalkeeper, but her second attempt found its way into the bottom left of the cage to wrap up the scoring.
The shot count belonged to the Diplomats by a staggering 26-1 margin and corners at 12-1. Goalkeeper Ilianna Santangelo (5-1) didn't face any attempts on cage and picked up her third shutout of the season, while the Blue Jays' Greta Helvie (5-6) suffered the loss despite a 10 save-effort.
Guarisco led the attack with 10 shots, including four on goal, while Buckman had four and Horsley recorded three.
F&M returns home on Saturday to take on Haverford at 12:00 p.m.