Women lose first, top Stevens at home

By Seva Galant
Staff Writer

Bertolino moves skillfully around a defender (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

The women’s soccer team faced off against John Hopkins University on Sept. 11, where it encountered its first loss of the season. 

Johns Hopkins managed to diminish the College’s record to 3-1-0. 

The Lions were able to put up an early goal in the 25th minute with junior forward Randi Smith finding the ball via freshman forward Nina Carlson. 

A few minutes later, Johns Hopkins responded, but senior goalkeeper Nicole DiPasquale blocked the kick. 

In response yet again, Johns Hopkins put up an unblockable crossbar shot to take the lead. 

The Lions were unable to answer the goal and lost 2-1 in their second home match.

However, the team was able to regain momentum against Stevens Institution of Technology. 

SIT rose to a 1-0 lead going into halftime, but the momentum shifted early in the second half with sophomore forward Nikki Butler scoring a tone-setting goal in the 49th minute. 

Junior midfielder Kelly Carolan initiated a lead only six minutes after Butler’s goal and an insurance goal came from junior forward Julianna Bertolino in the 76th minute, finishing off the game. 

The recovery proves that the Lions are not too shaken from their loss, as they improve their record to 4-1-0 in a very strong start to their season.

The team’s next face-off is against Widener University at home tonight at 5 p.m.

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