LEXINGTON, Va. — Fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins scored with 2:31 left in the fourth quarter to upend the Washington and Lee field hockey team, 2-1, on Friday at the W&L Turf Field in the season opener for both teams.
With under five minutes remaining in the contest, the squads were tied, 1-1. The Blue Jays (1-0) initiated a counter attack, as first-year forward Sadie Abboud received a pass at midfield on the right side. She entered the circle dribbling toward the right post, forcing sophomore goalkeeper Sara Amil (North Caldwell, N.J./West Essex) to come off her line. Abboud then approached the goal, and flipped a shot inside the left post for the game winner.
JHU led in shots for the contest, 20-6, and held a 9-3 advantage in penalty corners. Amil made seven saves in her first collegiate start, while her counterpart, senior Jodie Baris, stopped two shots.
Neither team scored in the first two periods, as the squads adjusted to the new quarters format. The Blue Jays broke the scoreless tie eight minutes into the third period, when Abboud passed from the right end line to sophomore forward Megan Abate in the center of the circle. Abate quickly redirected the pass into the cage to give JHU a 1-0 lead with 6:27 left in the third.
The Generals (0-1) immediately answered with their lone goal just 20 second later. Sophomore forward Grace Weise (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin School) had the ball in the right corner near the end line, and then she dribbled toward the circle. Dribbling around a defender, she passed to the center of the circle, and junior forward Grace Amaden (East Hampton, N.Y./East Hampton) stuffed the ball into the cage to tie the score, 1-1.
The Generals return to action on Sunday, when they host Gettysburg at 12:00 pm.
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