Blue Jays Spoil Devils Upset Bid in CC Championship

Blue Jays Spoil Devils Upset Bid in CC Championship

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Dickinson field hockey team allowed a goal just 39-seconds as the top-seeded and No. 2 Johns Hopkins University spoiled the Red Devils bid for their first-ever Centennial Conference Championship by a final of 5-0 on Saturday night at Homewood Field.

Johns Hopkins wasted no time getting on the board as they earned a penalty corner just 35-seconds in. Abby Birk inserted the ball to the top of the circle where Olivia Fox let go of a one-timer that beat Saige Stevens low for the early 1-0 lead. The home would watch offerings from Sadie Abboud, Maddie Brown-Scherer, and Fox all go wide before Birk banked the ball off a DC defender into the cage for the 2-0 advantage after one.

In the second JHU kept the Devils penned in their defensive zone recording the only three shots of the period with Birk forcing a stop out of Stevens with 6:13 to play. Dickinson finally broke into the Jays defensive half with a minute to go but was not able to test Alexis Loder.

The Devils had a couple of early chances in the third period with a bad pass out of the back by the Blue Jays coming to Abby Marthins, but she could not get a shot off. DC then was awarded their first penalty corner of the postseason at the 1:04 mark which led to Katie Marthins firing the visitors first shot of the game that was kicked out by Loder. Hailey Womer forced a stop out of Loder two minutes later. Dickinson appeared to cut into the deficit 20-seconds later, but Abby Marthins attempt was knocked off the line by Birk. JHU had the final four shots of the frame but did not get anything near Stevens.

The final period belonged to the Blue Jays as they outshot the Devils eight to zero and got markers from Grace Nockolds, Birk, and Fox for the 5-0 final.

Next on the Pitch

Dickinson will now look ahead to 2022 and a hopeful return trip to the Centennial Conference Championship game.