St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior defender Taylor Colonna (Kingsville, Md./Perry Hall) notched her first goal of the season in defeat as the St. Mary's College of Maryland women's soccer team suffered a 4-1 setback at the hands of No. 7 Johns Hopkins University in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon.
First-year Christina Convey (Roslyn Harbor, N.Y./North Shore) paced the Johns Hopkins offense with two goals and an assist.
The Blue Jays (7-1) got on the scoreboard first when Convey put back a loose ball just inside the far post at 24:22. Nearly 20 minutes later, Colonna evened the score as she beat her defender and then sent in a high chip over sophomore goalie Meredith Maguire (Northport, N.Y./Northport).
JHU headed into halftime with a 2-1 margin when Convey sent a cross to the left side to first-year midfielder Kylie Fuller (Bradford Woods, Pa./North Allegheny) who then fired in a strike that hit off the far post at 43:16.
Hopkins netted a two-goal cushion at 60:03 as junior midfielder Erica Suter (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) headed in a cross from the right side by senior midfielder Erin Stafford (Doylestown, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie). The Blue Jays sealed the win with their final goal at 67:49 when Convey picked up her second of the day, this time one-timing a cross by first-year forward Pamela Vranis (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill).
Johns Hopkins controlled the game with a 22-8 shot advantage while just edging the Seahawks (1-3-1) with a 6-4 margin in corner kicks.
Maguire finished the afternoon with three saves as she improved to 4-0 on the season.
First-year Kelsey Wirtz (Parkton, Md./Hereford) registered two stops in 72:52 minutes of play while fellow classmate Allison Griffin (Dayton, Md./River Hill) had a save in 11:42 minutes and first-year Shelby Perkins (Forest Hill, Md./Notre Dame Prep) finished out the contest.
The Seahawks will return to action this Saturday, September 25 when they welcome Salisbury University to Seahawk Stadium for a Capital Athletic Conference match-up at 1:00 pm.