Women's soccer: Johns Hopkins advances to NCAA round of 16 for ninth time in 10 years

Blue Jays get goals from Persky, Santangelo, blank Wilkes 2-0 in second-round game

Johns Hopkins players celebrate a goal

Image caption: Kyle Persky (18) celebrates after her goal in the 50th minute staked Johns Hopkins to a 1-0 lead against Wilkes.

The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team scored a pair of second-half goals for a 2-0 win against Wilkes on Sunday afternoon, propelling the Blue Jays to the NCAA Division III tournament round of 16 for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons.

Hopkins (17-2-3) got on the board in the 50th minute when junior Kyla Persky found the back of the net with a header off a corner kick. JHU doubled its cushion eight minutes later when senior Michelle Santangelo scored off a pass from Carly Lupton-Smith.

With the win, Hopkins improved to 19-1 in NCAA tournament games played at Homewood Field. A day earlier, the Blue Jays topped Staten Island 4-1 in a first round game to advance.

Johns Hopkins will face SUNY Geneso in the round of 16. The game date, time, and location have not yet been announced.

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