For Immediate Release – 11/17/12 -- #172
Hornets Suffer First Loss of Season in NCAA Regional Semifinals
GRANTHAM, PA—The Lynchburg College women's soccer team suffered a cold ending to the season against Johns Hopkins 3-1 on Saturday night in the NCAA Division III women's soccer regional semifinals.
The game was close early on as the temperature dropped into the low 30s with Hopkins outshot the Hornets 5-4 in the first half. The Blue Jays took advantage of two balls in front of the net. Kelly Baker scored her 19th goal of the season midway through the first to the early advantage off of a cross.
Hopkins' Jenny Hall scored her second goal of the year to finish the half with Hopkins up 2-0. The Hornets were on the verge of gaining all the momentum before Hall's goal. Senior Audrey Moore stopped a penalty kick by Blue Jay's Taylor Schulte. Moore saved another shot immediately off the deflection but a scrum formed in front of the net and the ball ended up in the goal.
The Blue Jays added another goal with less than thirty minutes left in the game as Emily Nagourney took a free kick after a hand ball was called. Nagourney put it over the head of Moore to extend the score.
The Hornets kept pushing the ball in the final minutes but the Hopkins defense held strong to end the game.
Lynchburg finishes the season 21-1-3, tied for the most wins by a women's soccer team in school history.