Blue Jays eliminated by top-ranked Messiah

JHU's NCAA tournament run ends in quarterfinal round

The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team's season came to an end in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday as the Blue Jays fell, 3-0, to top-ranked Messiah in Grantham, Pa.

It was the third trip to the NCAA quarterfinals in four years for Johns Hopkins (18-5-1), which defeated Lynchburg 3-1 a day earlier to advance.

Though Messiah controlled the action in the first half, neither team scored before the break. The Falcons (22-1-1) got on the board in the 58th minute on a goal by two-time All-American Alex Brandt. Brandt scored again seven minutes later, and Nikki Elsaesser added an insurance goal in the 83rd minute.

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