Hopkins Defeats Virginia Wesleyan, 1-0 To Advance To NCAA Third Round

Moore Scores In First Half To Send Blue Jays To Third Round

Junior Caitlin Moore notches game-winner over Virginia Wesleyan in 1-0 NCAA Second Round victory.

Nov. 16, 2008

BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team advance to its first ever NCAA Third Round after downing Virginia Wesleyan, 1-0 in the second round contest. It marks Hopkins first win over Virginia Wesleyan in three matches all-time, each coming in NCAA Tournament play. The Blue Jays rise to 18-0-4 on the season and remain unbeaten. The Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan fall to 14-3-4 for the year.

Junior Caitlin Moore (Landisville, PA/Hempfield) notched her fourth goal of the season at 35:55 off of a lead pass from Leslie O'Brien (Huntington, NY/Huntington). Moore dribbled into the box from 25 yards to knock a shot into the top left corner of the net. Moore now has 13 points on the season.

Junior goalkeeper Karen Guszkowski (Sayreville, NJ/Cardinal McCarrick) tallied two saves to earn her 13th shutout of the season. The junior has a .925 save percentage for the season. Guszkowski has not allowed a goal in six games (584:43 minutes).

Marlin goalkeeper Allison Lennox made six saves for Virginia Wesleyan.

Hopkins lost to the Marlins in 2006 in the NCAA second round and again in 2007 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Jays now advance to the first NCAA Sweet Sixteen in program history after posting back-to-back shutouts.

No. 7 Hopkins will face William Smith (13-1-4) on November 21 or 22. Details will be finalized and announced on Monday, November 17. Johns Hopkins is one of just five of 16 schools with both its men's and women's soccer teams in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.



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