BALTIMORE, Md. – Franklin & Marshall's No. 13 field hockey team fell to Johns Hopkins 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore.
The Diplomats dropped to 13-3, 9-1 CC while the Blue Jays improved to 13-4, 9-1 CC, and secured hosting rights for CC Playoffs.
F&M looked to get things started early in the first half with good opportunities in the first 10 minutes with shots from Sydney Cole and Annie Horsley but were unable to find the back of the cage. Ilianna Santangelo came up with a big save in the 14th minute to keep Johns Hopkins off the board.
The score remained tied going into the second half.
Horsley got the offense going, scoring off a penalty corner from Emily Nagle to give the Diplomats the lead 1-0 in the 53rd minute.
Hopkins was able to even the score in the 65th minute with a goal from Morgan Pothast to tie the game at 1-1.
A minute later, F&M looked to take the lead when awarded a penalty corner, but Erin Coverdale's shot was blocked by the Hopkins defense.
The Blue Jays were awarded a penalty corner in the final minute. Santangelo made a good initial stop, but Hopkins' Clare Kavanagh was able to slide the rebound past the defense to give the game to Johns Hopkins 2-1.
F&M had the slight edge in both shots and penalty corners at 14-13 and 8-7, respectively. Santangelo tallied seven saves on the day.
After the loss, Hopkins enters the CC Tournament in the No. 1 seed and hosting right and the Diplomats will take on the No. 3 seed Ursinus in the semi-finals. More information will be available on Monday, so make sure to check in at GoDiplomats.com.