|Cardinals beat Hopkins for|
seventh consecutive victory
|Oct. 4, 2001|
A second-half power surge led Catholic to its seventh consecutive win in a 4-3 victory against Johns Hopkins on a game-winning goal from junior Sondra Pires (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) at 9:38 in overtime on a penalty stroke. Behind 3-1 in the second half, the Cardinals scored two goals from sophomore Danielle Deon (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Twp.) at 32:21 and senior Andi Snyder (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Sacred Heart) tied at 3-3 with her goal at 3:23. Senior Deanna Feliciani (Norristown, Pa./Merion Mercy) assisted both second-half goals.
From the start of the "Battle of the Birds," the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays quickly set the pace with a goal at 31:23 from Camille Fesche. Catholic (9-1) answered back minutes later, but JHU knocked again on the door 34 seconds later on a goal scored at 26:21 by Kelly Hewitt. Catholic's lone first-half goal came at 26:55 by senior Maggie Mahoney (Gaithersburg, Md./Stone Ridge) with the assist from Snyder.
With three seconds left in the first half, Catholic was able to get the ball into the cage, but without an offensive touch inside the circle, the goal was discredited much to the dismay of the home crowd CUA junior goaltender Katie Iannacone (Havertown, Pa./Villa Maria) was credited with four saves, while the Blue Jays' Amanda Buchanan made 14 saves.
For the first time, Catholic owns a No. 18 national ranking. The overtime loss drops Johns Hopkins' record to 3-6.
The Cardinals travel to Eastern Mennonite this Saturday in a non-league game at 11:30 a.m. and another game at noon Sunday versus Washington and Lee.