Blue Jays Defeat PSU Berks 4-2 In Non-Conference Matchup
• Score: #6 Johns Hopkins - 4, Penn State Berks, - 2
• Records: JHU (6-1-1) • PSU Berks (2-5)
• Location: Reading, PA
• The Short Story: Emily Maheras scores two first-half goals to lead #6 Hopkins to their fourth straight victory.
How it Happened
• Emily Maheras scored her team-leading sixth and seventh goals of the 2019 season in the first half. The first goal came on a header off a Maggie Coulson free-kick to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute. Maheras followed with another goal in the 26th minute, this time with another header off a Maddy Rocks corner-kick.
• PSU Berks was able to respond shortly after, cutting it to 2-1 in the 27th minute on Alexis Schoener's first of two goals, a rebound off the crossbar.
• Hopkins freshman, Jenny Zwerling, added her first career goal in the 34th minute, sending a free-kick inside the left post for a 3-1 lead.
• Riley O'Toole added her first goal of the season in the 48th minute, dribbling to the end-line and knocking it in off the keeper to give Hopkins a 4-1 lead before ultimately prevailing 4-2. O'Toole missed much of the 2018 season with a knee injury.
What it Means
• The Blue Jays finish non-conference play on a four-game winning streak, ending an eight game road stretch with just one loss.
• Head Coach Leo Weil wins his 399th game, giving him a chance to win his 400th career game at Homewood Field on Saturday.
• The Blue Jays have won both of their all-time matchups with Penn State Berks.
Inside the Box Score
• Maheras is the first Blue Jay this year to score multiple goals in a game.
• Maheras also joins an exclusive list, becoming just the ninth player in Hopkins history to scorea goal in five straight games.
• O'Toole's first goal of the season puts her at 21 for her career, one goal ahead of Maheras in the record books.
• The Blue Jays will defend their home turf, Homewood Field, for the first time all season on Saturday afternoon. Johns Hopkins vs Bryn Mawr will kick-off at 3 p.m., beginning the 2019 Centennial Conference season for both teams.