Baltimore, Md. - November 13, 2011 - The Springfield College women's team's season came to a close on Sunday evening after it fell at Johns Hopkins, 4-1, at Homewood Field in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
The Pride, which entered the game ranked 24th in the country, had its 13-game unbeaten streak snapped as it finished the year with a 15-4-2 record. The fourth-ranked Blue Jays are now 21-0 and will face Amherst in the "Sweet 16".
Paulina Goodman wasted little time in the opening frame taking a quick pass from freshman Hannah Kronick near the front of the box to chip the ball into the back of the net just out of the reach of the Springfield junior goalie, Erin Greenstein early in the 11th minute.
Kronick once again connected with Goodman in the 35th minute, feeding the ball through two Pride defenders to lead Goodman to the top right corner of the box. Goodman drilled the ball into the top left corner over Greenstein's head for her second goal of the game.
A quick 90 seconds later, it was the freshman's turn at a goal as Kronick collected the ball off the foot of senior defender Jessica Hnatiuk to slip the ball past Greenstein and give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead.
Goodman put the finishing touches on her hat trick in the 42nd minute, this time taking a quick pass from senior Leslie O'Brien around 10 yards out of the net and once again chipped the ball over the reach of Greenstein to put the Blue Jays up 4-0 going into half time.
The Pride scored last in the game in the middle of the 66th minute when sophomore Vicky DiNatale wrangled the ball off a corner kick from senior Jenelle Jahoda and shot the ball past junior goalkeeper Meredith Maguire to cut the Blue Jay lead to 4-1.
Maguire needed just five saves in her eighth win for the Blue Jays this season while Greenstein suffered the loss for the Pride with five saves of her own in the Pride's fifth run to the NCAA Tournament in the last seven years.
The Blue Jays led in shots, 15-11, and held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-1.