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Van de Loo powers JHU past Captains, 4-0

Meg Van de Loo has two goals and two assists to lead UMBC past Christopher Newport in second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Meg Van de Loo has two goals and two assists to lead UMBC past Christopher Newport in second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Meg Van de Loo wanted nothing to do with losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Christopher Newport. At Homewood field, she led a 4-0 shutout victory over the Captains to get the Blue Jays into the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a hand – or perhaps more appropriately a foot – in each score.

Van de Loo scored two second half goals and assisted two earlier scored in the game.

Nearing the end of a relatively quiet first half Van de Loo settled the ball, passed it up the middle of the field to fellow senior Ana Bengoechea, who finished to the right side.

With only a 1-0 lead at halftime, it looked like the Blue Jays would be stuck in a battle against the Captains, but after the break the flood gates instead opened.

Not even three minutes after halftime, Van de Loo ripped a shot at the goal. Her shot was stopped, but the ball ricocheted to Bengoechea, who put the rebound right back and into the goal.

Van de Loo then scored two goals of her own in the 59th and 75th minutes. Van de Loo’s first goal came after Maggie Coulson fed her the ball in the box. Van de Loo turned around after collecting the ball and fired it into the goal from seven yards away. The second was all her own doing. She worked the ball up the right side, weaved to clear a defender, went towards the goal and shot it past Captains goalkeeper Carly Maglio from 15 yards out.

JHU out-shot Christopher Newport 17-6 and held a 5-1 advantage on corner kicks. Blue Jays goalkeeper Clara Aranguren was faced with only one shot in her 81 minutes in the game. She made the save. Bess Kitzmiller wasn’t tested in the final nine minutes of the game that she played.

Johns Hopkins move to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, where they will face Williams. Messiah and Middlebury will also play in the NCAA Sectional. The game Ephs will host the games in Williamstown, MA. JHU will play on Nov. 19 and the winner of the two Sectional games will play the next day.

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