Women's soccer

Women's soccer: Coulson comes up big to lift Hopkins to conference title

Freshman scores two second-half goals, Blue Jays hold off top-seeded McDaniel, 3-1

Freshman Maggie Coulson scored two second-half goals and senior Meg Van de Loo added another as the Johns Hopkins women's soccer team defeated top-seeded McDaniel 3-1 on Sunday in the Centennial Conference tournament championship game.

After a scoreless first half, the No. 19 Blue Jays (15-2-2) took the lead in the 49th minute on Coulson's first goal, followed less than four minutes later by Van de Loo's score. Coulson made it 3-0 in the 61st minute, and Hopkins held off the No. 13 Green Terror (16-2-1).

The win gave JHU is second consecutive conference title and 11th overall. Coulson, who had three goals on the season entering the final, was named the tournament's MVP.

Johns Hopkins secured the Centennial Conference's automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Division III tournament. The Blue Jays, who will be making their 15th NCAA tournament appearance, will learn their draw at 1:30 pm today when the bracket for the tournament is announced on ncaa.com.

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