Women's soccer: Last-minute goal puts end to Johns Hopkins' season

Middlebury strikes with 17 seconds left to win NCAA quarterfinal

Host Middlebury scored with 17 seconds to play on Sunday in an NCAA Division III women's soccer quarterfinal, dashing Johns Hopkins' hopes of advancing to the national semifinals and ending the Blue Jays' season. It was only the second loss of the season for JHU, its first since Oct. 12.

The game was played under brutal conditions in Middlebury, Vt., with winds of over 25 mph and a temperature of 20 degrees, making the wind chill near zero. No. 6 Johns Hopkins (21-2-1), which advanced with a 2-1 overtime win against Williams on Saturday, controlled play in the first half but was unable to get on the board.

The Panthers (17-1-3), ranked 13th nationally, found their footing after halftime, taking 10 second-half shots, capped by senior Scarlett Kirk's game-winner in the 90th minute.

JHU's 21 wins for the season are tied for the most in the history of the program. The Blue Jays notched win No. 21 Saturday on Kelly Baker's goal in the waning seconds of overtime against Williams.

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